Medical Advancement

Israel Becomes First Country to Incorporate Breakthrough Leukemia Therapy

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Israel is the first country to incorporate a breakthrough therapy developed for cancer patients suffering from an aggressive type of leukemia which, although extremely common, often leaves them with no other treatment options. The new therapy, the first of its kind to be developed in twenty years, is by AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. … Read More

Israeli Company Helps US National Institutes of Health Fight Coronavirus

Monday, June 22, 2020

Israeli data company MDClone is supporting the US National Institutes of Health in the fight against the coronavirus crisis. The Beersheba-based company, established four years ago, provides big-data solutions for healthcare systems and works with organizations in several countries, including Israel, the US and Canada. As explained to The Jerusalem Post by its chief commercial … Read More

Israeli Doctors to Blast Bacteria Into Orbit, Readying For Space-Based Medicine

Thursday, June 18, 2020

An Israeli hospital is preparing to launch 20 million bacteria into space in order to carry out an experiment that it says will prepare for the medical needs of space tourism, and advance research to combat the “global health threat” of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As soon as the weather clears over The Guiana Space Centre in … Read More

Israel Inaugurates First ‘Blue-And-White’ COVID-19 Mask Production Line

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The country has inaugurated its first production line for N95 masks, with the expectation that it will produce as many as two million per month. N95 masks are medical grade masks with a filtering capacity of 95% and are essential for medical teams that come into direct contact with coronavirus patients and carriers. The World … Read More

Drive-Through Corona Testing in Congo, Courtesy of Israel

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

It’s not quite as enjoyable as ordering a burger from the car, but Israelis who need to be tested for coronavirus can head to the nearest drive-through testing facility set up by Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA). Drivers don’t even have to get out of the car to get swabbed. The Israeli coronavirus drive-through concept … Read More

Israel Aiming to Enable Unprecedented Human DNA Edits, to Help Cure Illnesses

Friday, June 5, 2020

Israel is setting up a task force aimed at bringing a new level of accuracy to genome editing, in the hope it will pave the way to cures for various medical conditions. The state-run Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) has allocated NIS 36 million ($10 million) for the country’s academic institutions and several companies to advance … Read More

6 Coronavirus Vaccine Developments From Israel to Watch

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Research groups across the world are using a variety of approaches to formulating vaccines that could protect people from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). Big money and urgent demand are accelerating the normally lengthy process of vaccine development (see our companion story, “In the race for a coronavirus vaccine, first doesn’t mean best,” to read what two … Read More

Three Gulf States Reach Out to Israel for Help Battling COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, May 11, 2020

Three states in the Arab Gulf are actively engaged in cooperation with Israel’s health system, with one having recently asked for help installing an advanced telemedicine system to confront the coronavirus pandemic, a senior official at one of the country’s leading hospitals said Sunday. Top representatives from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have been … Read More