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NanoVation team. Credit: Sharon Buchbinder-Marom

By Sara Mageit 09:48 am July 20, 2020
Israeli medical startup, NanoVation, has been awarded a €2.5 million grant as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 EIC Accelerator program. The funding will support the startup in developing SenseGuard, a new respiratory monitoring device, based on its proprietary nano-sensor technology. WHY IT MATTERS SenseGuard is a wireless wearable medical device for continuous monitoring of patients'...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:22 am June 23, 2020
Israeli healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Agamon has announced a $3 million seed round, led by MMC Ventures, with the participation of InHealth Ventures, Seedcamp, and Bayer G4A. WHAT THEY DO Agamon’s AI software uses a natural language understanding solution to structure clinical texts so that hospital computers can read doctors’ unique language. This transforms medical text into...

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By Tammy Lovell 09:15 am March 18, 2020
Israeli blood testing startup Sight Diagnostics has announced a collaboration with Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv to mitigate the risk of contamination by COVID-19. Sight’s OLO blood analyser will provide rapid complete blood count (CBC) results in a dedicated lab to process samples of COVID-19 patients who are being monitored and treated in a separate field hospital.  Prior to deploying OLO...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:53 am March 3, 2020
XRHealth has announced that it is working with Israel’s Sheba Medical Center to offer virtual reality (VR) telehealth services to patients exposed to coronavirus who are quarantined at the hospital, and to monitor their return home. The partnership will see the patients be provided with access to VR headsets equipped with the company’s extended reality technology solutions and data analysis, as...
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:16 am February 28, 2020
Update: The HIMSS Global Conference in Orlando has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Read more here. As healthcare systems around the world come to the realisation that they need to take action in order to become sustainable and provide the services that citizens now expect, many have turned to the use of digital, data and technology. But it’s no secret that it's tough to crack the challenges...
By Tammy Lovell 08:13 am December 10, 2019
Israeli MedTech venture capital fund Peregrine Ventures has just closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, raising $115m. Peregrine 4 will continue to invest in early stage and late stage rounds of medical technology startups. Its partners include some of the leading institutional and private equity investors from Israel, the US, Europe and Australia.  WHAT THEY DO Peregrine Ventures has been at the...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 06:45 am November 28, 2019
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has announced this week that it is launching an initiative that will see the company invest in Israel’s growing digital health space. Called BeyondBio, the scheme follows a memorandum of understanding for investment in Israel signed earlier this year by AstraZeneca and the Israel Innovation Authority. WHAT HAPPENED According to a press statement, the first...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:34 am November 27, 2019
Israeli company Healthy.io has announced this week that it is rolling out its home-based urinary tract infection (UTI) test kit across over 280 Day Lewis pharmacies in the UK. WHY IT MATTERS This is the second partnership of the kind for Healthy.io this year. Back in July, the Israeli company announced that the product would become available for purchase in 300 Boots pharmacies, as well as online...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:20 am August 23, 2019
Israel-headquartered MDClone, maker of a Synthetic Data Engine for healthcare, has raised $26m (€23.5m) in a Series B funding round led by aMoon, a VC fund focused on health tech and life sciences, it was announced this week. Existing backers OrbiMed Israel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the raise. WHAT THEY DO According to MDClone, its engine examines original...

Above: Alon Ironi, CEO & Co-Founder, Theranica. Credit: Theranica

By Dean Koh 11:14 pm June 16, 2019
Pain is usually an indication something wrong with the body and the typical approach to pain is to take appropriate medicine that will help alleviate that pain. However, taking painkillers will have some side effects and it is more complicated, or even life-threatening for those who are allergic to certain painkillers. Imagine a future where pain can be managed or alleviated using a combination...