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MyBiotics teams with Ferring Holding on women’s health

Ness Ziona-based MyBiotics has developed techniques that can reliably restore microbiome equilibrium. Ness Ziona-based microbiome therapeutics company MyBiotics Pharma Ltd. has entered into a second option agreement with Ferring Holding Ltd. for the validation of its microbiome-based therapeutics in the field of women’s health. This follows the first agreement between the two parties in June 2017, for the [...]

By | 2018-03-07T11:03:13+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on MyBiotics teams with Ferring Holding on women’s health

Biosensorix pens pact to develop rapid dengue, stroke tests

by Nick Paul Taylor | Feb 26, 2018 10:00am Biosensorix founders Luka Fajs, left, and Robert Marks, right. (Biosensorix) #Biosensorix has formed a collaboration with #BGNTechnologies to develop point-of-care diagnostics. The alliance with the technology transfer firm gives Biosensorix access to an #electrochemical lateral flow immunosensor it thinks will enable the cheap, rapid testing of dengue and stroke. Researchers [...]

By | 2018-03-07T10:30:59+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Biosensorix pens pact to develop rapid dengue, stroke tests

Researchers Develop Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza

Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs, is among the leading causes of death [...]

By | 2018-02-27T10:12:13+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Researchers Develop Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza

First aging innovation lab opens in Israel

Illustrative photo by B. Bernard/Shutterstock.com  Israel’s first Innovation Lab for Healthy Aging has been launched in Beersheva, simulating the challenges in the everyday living environment of senior citizens in order to inspire solutions. The new project is backed by a ₪5 million investment and has a partnership with Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan to [...]

By | 2018-02-27T10:12:22+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on First aging innovation lab opens in Israel

Physicists take first step toward cell-sized robots

  An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they’ve actually built the “muscle” for one. With postdoctoral researcher Marc Miskin at the helm, the team has made a robot exoskeleton that can rapidly change its shape upon sensing chemical or thermal [...]

By | 2018-02-27T10:12:30+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Physicists take first step toward cell-sized robots

Israeli smart software harnesses flood of data to manage diabetes care

DreaMed Diabetes's cloud-based Advisor Pro helps doctors craft or modify insulin plans based on 288 daily glucose level readings By URVASHI VERMA 21 | February 2018, 12:52 pm Infographic showing how the Advisor Pro cloud-based diabetes solution developed by DreamMed Diabetes works (Courtesy)     Petah Tikva-based DreaMed Diabetes has developed cloud-based software that uses machine learning to help [...]

By | 2018-02-22T12:41:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Israeli smart software harnesses flood of data to manage diabetes care

Medical data co MDClone raises $10m

MDClone has also signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Institute of Informatics at the Washington University School of Medicine. MDClone has raised $10 million from the OrbiMed Advisors LLC and Lightspeed Ventures funds, bringing the total capital raised by the company to $15 million. The company also said that it had signed its first important overseas agreement, with [...]

By | 2018-02-21T16:56:31+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Medical data co MDClone raises $10m

13 of the biggest health breakthroughs in Israel in 2017

 A compound that disables cancer cells, an artificial cornea, the world’s first bone implant: 2017 saw major medical advances. We bring you the best. By Nicky Blackburn Compound kills energy generating system of cancer An Israeli researcher devised a synthetic compound to disable the enzymes that allow cancer cells to metastasize. When cancer cells leave the [...]

By | 2018-02-21T16:55:34+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 13 of the biggest health breakthroughs in Israel in 2017

Cellect Announces Breakthrough Clinical Results

First Group of Patients in Clinical Trial With Cellect's ApoGraft Stem Cell Transplant Follow up Results 100% Acceptance and Zero Related Adverse Events Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Cellect CEO commented: "These interim results further support that we are closer than ever to a world where stem cells are used to replace sick organs and damaged tissues." [...]

By | 2018-02-21T15:14:21+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Cellect Announces Breakthrough Clinical Results

Why Israel rocks at commercializing academic innovations

Universities worldwide are looking to emulate Israel’s tech-transfer magic. By Abigail Klein Leichman     It’s no coincidence that Harvard and UCLA chose experienced Israelis to direct their technology-transfer offices. Cash-strapped universities urgently need to streamline the transfer of inventions from lab bench to market, and Israeli TTOs have a remarkable track record of generating [...]

By | 2018-02-21T15:14:33+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Israel rocks at commercializing academic innovations