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Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies Ltd.

Division of Medtronic PLC
www.disc-o-tech.com

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
    • Biomaterials
    • Implantable Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Middle East
      • Israel
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Contact Info
  • Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Phone: (972) 9-9511511
    11 Ha'hoshlim St.
    Herzeliya , 46724
    Israel
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