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Israeli Technology

8 Israeli startups make World Economic Forum tech pioneers list

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Water-Gen, a startup that transforms air into drinkable water, and seven other Israeli startups, in the fields of self-driving cars, cybersecurity, software, energy and environment, satellite and sensors, were among the 61 companies listed as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum. Israel had the second largest number of companies on the list, ranking second … Read More

Israel medical device that helps with patient triage wins counter terror contest

Friday, June 22, 2018

Israeli startup CardioScale Ltd. has won a competition aimed at identifying cutting-edge technologies to help combat terror, beating out 210 entries from around the world. CardioScale, based in Ganei Tikva, has developed a medical device that allows first responders to accidents or terror scenes to prioritize which patients are in the urgent most need of medical care. … Read More

Startup Nation unites to find solution to Palestinian terror balloons

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The conflict between Israel and Palestinians at the border with Gaza has unleashed a new kind of warfare — helium balloons. The new arson tactic, with the aim to set fire to vast swaths of grasslands, agricultural fields and nature reserves, follows that of the flame-bearing kites, which have been used since the first few weeks … Read More

Israeli High Tech Drawing Investors From Beyond The US

Friday, June 15, 2018

Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum. “It used to be the Microsofts and the Ciscos of this world” that came looking for acquisitions in Israel, “now it’s potentially everyone,” thanks to technological … Read More

Nano system delivers anticancer drugs to childhood tumors

Friday, June 15, 2018

A nanotech system invented in Israel for transporting anticancer drugs specifically in pediatric patients has been shown to slow tumor growth and prolong life expectancy in engineered mice by 42 percent. In most of the Western world, cancer is the primary cause of death in children over the age of one. The new system meets … Read More

Israeli scientists say step taken toward finding treatment for ALS

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they may have found the basis of what could become a treatment for the devastating neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which causes muscles to atrophy and produces permanent disability in patients. Currently there is no cure for the illness, and life expectancy of a person … Read More

Philips buys Israeli cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Amsterdam-based consumer electronics giant Royal Philips has announced it will acquire cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions of Caesarea for €250 million ($294 million) and milestone payments. EPD and its employees will become part of Philips’ Image-Guided Therapy business unit. EPD’s Cardiac Mapping and Navigation System received CE mark approval in February 2018. The system helps … Read More

Israeli researchers say they have found a way to curb growth of cancer cells

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A group of Israeli  researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a new molecule that they say inhibits the growth of cancer cells and also reprograms them to be noncancerous. The new treatment is based on inhibiting the production of a protein, the voltage-dependent anion-selective channel 1 (VDAC1), highly increased levels of which … Read More

Israel builds unique ‘missile net’ to protect new airport near Eilat

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Israel has built a unique “missile net” to defend a new airport, as part of a newly completed segment of its eastern border barrier, a military official said Friday. The 34-kilometer (21-mile) fence runs along Israel’s border with Jordan, beginning near the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat and reaching the site of a new … Read More

New, accurate Israeli method detects early breast cancer

Monday, May 7, 2018

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva announced the development of a new and accurate method of screening for early breast cancer, using inexpensive technology for breath and urine analysis.  The team of Israeli researchers used two different “electronic nose” gas sensors for breath, along with gas-chromatography mass … Read More