IceCure Medical’s ProSense Cryoablation System Receives Regulatory Approval in Brazil
|●||$6.6 million in sales expected in Brazilian market over the next five years per distribution agreement guarantees|
|●||High level of early interest in ProSense in South America’s largest market|
CAESAREA, Israel, September 5, 2023 -- IceCure Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ICCM) (“IceCure” or the “Company”), developer of minimally-invasive cryoablation technology, the ProSense® System, that destroys tumors by freezing as an alternative to surgical tumor removal, today announced that its ProSense System has received regulatory approval as a Class III device from the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (“ANVISA”). ProSense’s disposable cryoprobes and introducers, were previously registered as Class II devices by ANVISA. Applications for both the ProSense System and its disposable cryoprobes and introducers were submitted to ANVISA by IceCure’s distributor in Brazil, Ktrfios Importação e Exportação LTDA (“Ktrfios”).
ProSense’s indications approved by ANVISA are oncology, which includes the ablation of benign and malignant tissues in the breast, prostate, kidney, lung, liver, musculoskeletal, and skin tissue, as well as for palliative intervention and other indications.
Healthcare providers are cleared to conduct procedures with ProSense, its introducers and disposable probes, and Ktrfios is cleared to both market and sell ProSense’s introducers and disposable probes. ANVISA has assessed that the probes, which were initially registered as a Class II device under ANVISA rules, are to be transitioned to a Class III device and aligned with the Brazilian regulatory system classification for the same class as ProSense. Therefore, ANVISA has requested that the probes also be submitted by Ktfrios for regulatory approval as a Class III device. The introducers remain a Class II device and do not require an additional regulatory submission. Class III device clearance for the probes is expected to be finalized by the end of the first quarter of 2024.
“We are very pleased that ProSense has received regulatory approval in Brazil. We expect this to translate into near-term revenues. Early indications of market interest point to strong demand in the largest market in South America where cost-effective, minimally invasive, safe, and effective cryoablation procedures can offer great benefits compared to traditional surgical interventions,” stated IceCure Chief Executive Officer, Eyal Shamir.
With a total population of over 200 million people, more than 500,000 new cancer cases and more than 250,000 deaths attributed to cancer each year according to the World Health Organization’s Cancer Tomorrow | IARC project, Brazil has an urgent need for minimally invasive cancer treatments.
About IceCure Medical
IceCure Medical (Nasdaq: ICCM) develops and markets ProSense®, an advanced liquid-nitrogen-based cryoablation therapy for the treatment of tumors (benign and cancerous) by freezing, with the primary focus areas being breast, kidney, bone and lung cancer. Its minimally invasive technology is a safe and effective alternative to hospital surgical tumor removal that is easily performed in a relatively short procedure. The ProSense System is marketed and sold worldwide for the indications cleared and approved to date including in the U.S., Europe, and China.
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