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Israeli Technology

The Bible describes Israel as a light unto the nations, and modern Israel has lived up to that description. The innovative discoveries and technologies coming out of Israel continue to revolutionize our world. In nearly every scientific field, Israel’s inventors and entrepreneurs are on the cutting edge. These technological advancements are saving lives and transforming the way nations address critical challenges. From fighting cancer to eliminating hunger, Israel’s technology is one of the primary ways the nations of the world are blessed through the Jewish state.

Israel’s generic drugmaker launches preventive injection for migraine

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical, the world’s largest generic drugmaker, announced on Saturday that it would begin marketing “Ajovy,” a preventive drug against migraine, after it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Migraine is a common form of headache, usually very intensive and restricts the activity. It is a phenomenon of the nervous … Read More

Bar-Ilan researcher working to commercialize her formula that protects against and treats diseases from trypanosomes transmitted by biting flies.

Nanodrug tames leishmaniasis and other parasitic diseases

Monday, August 13, 2018

Before a sandfly bites, she doesn’t buzz like a mosquito. The beige insect swoops in silently, and only when the itching begins do you know you’ve been her victim. Usually the bite is just an uncomfortable annoyance. However, more than 90 sandfly species are known to transmit trypanosome parasites called Leishmania. A small fraction of people … Read More

Patient Receives New Knee Made From Coral, Thanks to Israeli Startup Company

Patient Receives New Knee Made From Coral, Thanks to Israeli Startup Company

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Israel has just completed its first successful knee surgery using a coral-based implant invented by an Israeli startup. Earlier this month, a 30-year-old patient who had undergone several unsuccessful knee surgeries in the past received an Agili-C implant at Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus campus, created by the Kfar Saba-based CartiHeal startup. … Read More

New laser solution could slow spread of forest fires

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aggressive wildfires are rampaging through many countries this summer, bringing death and destruction in their wake. In California alone, firefighters are scrambling to control 18 separate blazes. Texas, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, as well as Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are among other areas battling massive forest fires, a phenomenon … Read More

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