Israel’s Oramed hopes to make life better for many of the 400 million people with diabetes; Human trials of unique stem cell therapy from Israeli biotech Cell Cure at Hadassah Medical Center are proceeding well, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Oral insulin to replace injections
Israeli TV news reported about the innovative treatment from Israel’s Oramed that will make life better for many of the 400 million people with diabetes.
Good progress on dry-AMD treatment trials
Human trials of OpRegen from Israeli biotech Cell Cure at Hadassah Medical Center are proceeding well. This unique stem cell therapy aims to stop progression of the dry form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) that leads to blindness.
When you cannot eat
Many sufferers from cancer, stroke, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s cannot take food orally. Israel’s Fidmi Medical is developing an innovative enteral feeding device that is secure, reliable, painless and discreet. It is extremely unlikely to get clogged up or be dislodged by (potentially fatal) accident.
Studying cancer in space
Israeli startup SpacePharma is working with Bioscience engineering faculty and students at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in a $1.75 million research project that will use research in space to find new cancer cures. They will launch a “lab-on-a-chip” with cancer cells inside in a micro satellite that will orbit the earth, studying how cancer cells behave in zero gravity and micro gravity environments.
UK fellowship award for Israeli CF Professor
The UK’s Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health has awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Professor. Eitan Kerem, head of the Division of Pediatrics at the Hadassah Medical Center and cystic fibrosis specialist. He was praised especially for his work training Palestinian Arab pediatricians in his cystic fibrosis clinic, and treating Palestinian Arab children.
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