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 California’s Edwards Lifesciences Corp., a medical devices company focusing on heart diseases, said Monday it has agreed to buy Israel’s biotech startup Valtech Cardio Ltd., for a cash and stock deal […]

What if your smartphone is out of touch?

By Beth RoseBBC News 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 points and self-service check-outs are all designed to give […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 Pavilion […]

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. An Israeli-developed dietary supplement that claims to promote growth in height and weight in children without causing an increase in the body mass […]

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 HIV and AIDS patients may find new hope in a drug developed at Hebrew University in Jerusalem which is currently being tested at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. The drug […]