Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces That InSightec's Exablate Neuro System Has Been Approved by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Nov 30, 2015, 05:42 ET from Elbit Imaging Ltd.

TEL AVIV, Israel, November 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Imaging Ltd. (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) ("Elbit" or the "Company") announced today that it was informed by InSightec Ltd. ("InSightec"), that the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has approved its Exablate Neuro system to treat movement, pain and behavioral disorders.

Insightec's Exablate Neuro platform is transforming medicine by presenting a non-invasive treatment alternative that combines two technologies: Focused Ultrasound, which is used to lesion the targeted tissue deep in the brain, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which is used to guide the ultrasound waves to the specific target tissue and provide real-time feedback on treatment progress and outcome. The result of the above integration is a breakthrough therapy platform that enables outpatient procedures.

This regulatory approval allows Korean patients suffering from neurological disorders which cause significant disability access to a new, non-invasive treatment option that does not require open surgery. Previous treatment options for patients who do not respond to drugs include deep brain stimulation, radiofrequency ablation and radiosurgery which are highly invasive and/or involve risks such as ionizing radiation, infection, bleeding and collateral brain tissue damage.

The Company holds approximately 89.9% of the share capital of Elbit Medical Technologies Ltd. (TASE: EMTC-M) (on a fully diluted basis) which, in turn, holds approximately 29.6% of the share capital in InSightec (on a fully diluted basis).

About Elbit Imaging Ltd. 

Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) Commercial centers - initiation, construction, and sale of commercial centers and other mixed-use property projects, predominantly in the retail sector, located in Central and Eastern Europe. In certain circumstances and depending on market conditions, the Group operates and manages commercial centers prior to their sale. (ii)  Hotels - hotels operation and management. (iii) Medical industries and devices - (a) research and development, production and marketing of magnetic resonance imaging guided focused ultrasound treatment equipment, and (b) development of stem cell population expansion technologies and stem cell therapy products for transplantation and regenerative medicine. (iv) Residential projects - initiation, construction and sale of residential units or plots designated for residential located primarily in India.

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