Positive results for startup Brainstorm’s ALS trial; US documentary series to feature Israeli medical and lifesaving technologies; Israeli doctors perform first commercial replacement surgery of the meniscus; and much more!
By Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Israeli-developed artificial knee cartilage
Israeli doctors performed the first commercial replacement surgery of the meniscus (knee cartilage) on two Israeli patients. Via a small incision, they each received the NUsurface artificial meniscus implant developed at the Netanya, Israel R&D center of US company Active Implants.
Positive results for Brainstorm’s ALS trial
As reported (here) previously, the stem cell treatment for ALS from Israel’s Brainstorm is doing well in trials. The latest Phase 2 trial of Brainstorm’s autologous bone-marrow derived MSC-NTF cells (Nurown) in 48 patients at 3 US sites was effective and well tolerated.
New med-tech TV series
A US TV production team has been filming for a documentary series on Israel’s medical device industry. It will showcase the people and technologies that are saving lives around the world. The show, called “TrueFuture,” will feature Israel in eight to ten episodes in Series 3.
The first Hadassah accelerator graduates
Hadassah Accelerator, run jointly by Hadassah Medical Center IBM and the Jerusalem Development Authority, has graduated its first six med-tech startups. They are MyMilk, TuneFork, Deep Health, Neuroya, Ukappi and MDI Health Technologies.
https://www.tunefork.co.il/ http://deep-health.co/ http://www.neuroya.com/ https://www.mdi.health/
More Euro funding for virus / bacteria test
The European Innovation Council has just added 2.5 million Euros to international funds that Israel’s MeMed previously received (see here) to roll out its test that distinguishes between a virus and a bacteria. Very timely for World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 18-24).
Let’s get loud
On October 15th, 2019, Koolulam collaborated with Israeli NGO ‘One in Nine’ to mark International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 2,000 people got together in Tel Aviv to sing Jennifer Lopez’s hit “Let’s Get Loud” and celebrate life alongside breast cancer survivors, families and friends.
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