Israeli drug cuts COVID deaths by 70% in small study, company says

An Israeli drugmaker says a therapy it is developing reduced deaths among patients battling serious bouts of COVID-19 by 70 percent, and nearly halved hospitalization length in a small trial. A clinical study for MesenCure, conducted in Israel, involved 50 patients hospitalized in serious condition, and a similar size control group that received the best standard of care … [Read more...]

Helping Israeli Doctors Choose The Perfect Cancer Treatment

Israeli scientists say they have found a way to match cancer patients with the right immunotherapy more effectively. A new data platform will allow doctors worldwide to input data from biopsies, and receive information on the best-matching immunotherapy for particular patients. Scientists led by Prof. Yardena Samuels of the Weizmann Institute of Science conducted in-depth … [Read more...]

Patient Monitoring Technology Expands

Clair Labs, a startup that is developing contact-free patient monitoring technology, said it has raised $9 million in seed funding to further develop its sensors and enlarge the scope of its clinical trials. The round is led by 10D, with participation of US-based SleepScore Ventures, which specializes in innovative sleep solutions, Israeli fund Maniv Mobility and … [Read more...]

Israeli Doctors Identify Post-Vaccine Problem For Corneas

The coronavirus vaccine is causing some patients who have received cornea transplants to reject the donated tissue, Israeli doctors have found. They have brought the problem, easily fixed but harmful if untreated, to the attention of the international medical community with an article in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal on the first two cases. Prof. David Zadok, … [Read more...]

Israeli Tech Raises $10.5 Billion In Funds

Israel’s tech sector broke a new capital-funding record this week, with firms raising a total of $10.5 billion since the start of the year, matching the total raised in the whole of 2020, a record year, in less than half the time. The data was compiled via the database of Start-Up Nation Central, which tracks the local tech ecosystem. The increase in investments in … [Read more...]