An Israeli company has developed the Discovery NM/CT 670 CZT system to perform faster, more accurate, safer and less intrusive SPECT/CT scans of the body; Israeli biotech Oramed has reported success in the Phase IIb study of its insulin capsule, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Breakthrough scanning technology
GE Healthcare’s Israeli R&D center has developed the Discovery NM/CT 670 CZT system to perform faster, more accurate, safer and less intrusive SPECT/CT scans of the body. It uses 50% less radioactive tracers and captures all the required data on multiple organs in a single pass.
Success for diabetes treatment trial
Israeli biotech Oramed has reported success in the Phase IIb study of its insulin capsule. Oramed highlighted that it was the first time an oral solution showed a significant drop in blood sugar at night. Oral insulin will replace injected delayed-release insulin.
Living on the edge
The borderline between genius and madness is well known. Now Ben Gurion University and Weizmann researchers have shown that learning processes can make the brain operate at peak performance in processing incoming sensory information. However, it may also risk causing hallucinations.
Exoskeletons – the next generation
Israel’s ReWalk has teamed with Harvard University’s Wyss Institute to develop ‘soft suit’ exoskeleton systems enabling people to walk following stroke, lower limb disabilities, MS etc. Millions need some structural support but not a rigid exoskeleton such as ReWalk.
Jay Leno raises $50k for United Hatzalah
US personality Jay Leno donated a $36,000 fully equipped “ambucycle” to Israeli Emergency Medical Service United Hatzalah at a concert to support the EMS. Leno also made a separate appeal to the 1300 members of the audience, which raised another $50,000.
Help create new dream doctors
Now you have the opportunity to donate in a matching scheme to sponsor five new medical clowns to heal and decrease the suffering of sick children in Israeli hospitals.
Imaging tech to save women’s lives
Israeli startup Illumigyn, is using IDF technology to develop the Gynescope – an advanced machine-vision image-recognition device for gynecologists to identify cervical cancer and other diseases in routine inspections.
Israeli men have world’s 5th longest life expectancy
Israel is ranked fifth in terms of men’s average life expectancy, at 80.6 years – after Switzerland, Iceland, Australia, and Sweden. Israeli women’s life expectancy is ranked ninth globally, at 84.3 years.
A medical device powerhouse
This is a very informative look at Israel’s medical device sector with 725 medical device companies.
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