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Israeli Technology

New home-use breast cancer detection device wins Creator Award

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It’s always inspiring when the good guys win. That was certainly the feeling that swept the 5,000-person strong audience at the WeWork Creator Awards last week when Jerusalem-based MonitHer won the $360,000 grand prize. The company was founded by American immigrant to Israel Yehudit Abrams who honed her ultrasound expertise while doing a post-doc at … Read More

Israeli submarine technology set to green the trucking industry

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Submarines and electric battery-powered trucks might seem as odd a mix as water and oil, but the connection runs deep and Israeli. British-Israeli firm Tevva has figured out how to use electric battery technology originally developed to power submarines in its eco-friendly trucks. Investors are now taking notice big time. The Indian auto component giant … Read More

Researchers at Tel Aviv U. develop turn-on probes to pinpoint cancer cells

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed smart nanoprobes that turn on a florescent light in presence of cancerous cells, which they say “may dramatically improve” post-surgical outcomes for cancer patients. The researchers created a so called “smart probe” that, when injected into a patient a few hours before surgery to excise a primary tumor, may … Read More

Israeli cancer treatment takes top prize at MIT

Monday, June 25, 2018

Israelis are responsible for many of the world’s most important technological strides in the world of medicine, but could they actually cure cancer? Well, a team of students at Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva seems one step closer after winning first place this week at MIT’s most prestigious competition, iGEM 2015, with a new method … Read More

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