Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Edwards Lifesciences to buy Israel’s Valtech Cardio for up to $690m

California company also has option to purchase added Valtech technology program, which could bring deal closer to $1b BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON November 28, 2016 The Valtech Cardio team, with CEO Amir Gross at the mike (Courtesy) California’s Edwards Lifesciences Corp., a medical devices company focusing on heart diseases, said Monday it has agreed to buy [...]

By | 2016-11-29T11:16:04+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Edwards Lifesciences to buy Israel’s Valtech Cardio for up to $690m

What if your smartphone is out of touch?

By Beth RoseBBC News Image copyright: THINKSTOCK. Heaven or hell? Smartphones are not for everyone In a university lab in Jerusalem two computer science students and their professor have hit upon a potential game-changer in the touchscreen market. With 37 million people said to own a smartphone in the UK, touchscreen is king. Phones, tablets, many cash [...]

By | 2016-11-23T09:04:35+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What if your smartphone is out of touch?

Israeli billionaire Nacht bets big money on another Teva in healthcare

By Tova Cohen | TEL AVIV After helping turn computer security provider Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP.O) into Israel's biggest technology company, billionaire Marius Nacht is seeking to do the same in life sciences - and betting big money he'll succeed. Nacht, who co-founded Check Point with Gil Shwed and Shlomo Kramer in 1993 and [...]

By | 2016-11-20T12:28:15+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Israeli billionaire Nacht bets big money on another Teva in healthcare

Multilingual diabetes management device hits market

The pocket-sized Dario system holds components including test strips, lancing device and glucose meter that plugs into your phone’s headphone jack. By Abigail Klein Leichman NOVEMBER 14, 2016, 8:00 AM Device and app turn your smartphone into a complete diabetes management system. Photo courtesy of DarioHealth Every 19 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. And [...]

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Making proton therapy available to more cancer patients

FDA clears made-in-Israel compact upright imaging solution for a more effective approach to radiation treatment. By Abigail Klein Leichman NOVEMBER 8, 2016, 7:40 AM P-Cure’s system is uniquely compact, inexpensive and scalable. Photo: courtesy Scientists have known for 60 years that proton therapy is a superior form of radiation therapy for cancerous tumors, because it [...]

By | 2016-11-20T12:19:46+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Making proton therapy available to more cancer patients

MIXiii Biomed – Book your space !

Mixiii Biomed, the 16th annual conference & exhibition, to be held in Tel Aviv on 23-25 May, 2017. Mixiii Biomed 2017 features:  Keynote and Plenary presentations given by industry leaders and leading academicians worldwide  Company Presentations – Israeli companies will present latest innovations at the conference  Professional Exhibition  One On One Meetings  Start Up [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:12:04+00:00 November 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MIXiii Biomed – Book your space !

Unique Israeli product causes short, lean children to grow without becoming obese

The trial was an extension of a previously reported six-month trial conducted by specialists at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva that was led by Prof. Moshe Phillip and Prof. Raanan Shamir.  Children walking to school. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) An Israeli-developed dietary supplement that claims to promote growth in height and weight [...]

By | 2016-11-08T12:02:15+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Unique Israeli product causes short, lean children to grow without becoming obese

Israeli scientists see breakthrough in AIDS cure

Drug now being tested causes HIV-infected cells to self-destruct without harming the rest of the body BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF November 1, 2016 Illustrative photo of blood in a test tube. (Margalit Slovin/Flash90) HIV and AIDS patients may find new hope in a drug developed at Hebrew University in Jerusalem which is currently being [...]

By | 2016-11-02T12:24:52+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Israeli scientists see breakthrough in AIDS cure