In his basement laboratory, Yoram and Novocure’s first three employees captured a video of alternating electric fields killing cancer cells, adding to Yoram’s confidence in what would eventually become Novocure’s cancer therapy, Tumor Treating Fields. The success of this initial experiment and the receipt of Novocure’s first investment allowed for the opening of a preclinical research center in Haifa, Israel, later in 2000.
Rosa Shnaiderman, Novocure’s first employee who still works at Novocure today as Head of the Biology Lab, recalled the move from Yoram’s basement to a professional research facility.
“We had better equipment,” she said. “We had a proper microscope. I started to see things better, and I started getting results on cells, which showed that it was going in the right direction.”
— Rosa Shnaiderman,
Head of Biology Lab