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Israel’s Lumenis helping to reduce pain of dental surgery

OpusDent, Lumenis’ dental subsidiary, wants to educated U.S. dentists on the advantages of lasers in dental surgery.Lumenis, based in Yokneam, Israel, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use of its OpusDent Erbium dental lasers in …

More foreign investors seeing value in Israeli biotech

Medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific may invest up to $100 million in Israeli startups.Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Siemens. All the top global information technology players have had a long and successful history of conducting research and/or manufacturing in …

Startup Can-Fite Biopharma joins the ranks of cancer fighters

Can-Fite’s CF-101 is intended as a long-term treatment to prevent cancer from worsening.An Israeli startup known as Can-Fite Biopharma is reversing the normal approach to developing drugs in the laboratory: Instead of looking for why cancer occurs, it’s trying to …

Pharmos sees new use for brain injury therapy

Dexanabinol, Pharmos’ drug for brain injury, is being tested for effectiveness against brain impairment following heart surgery.Pharmos Corp. is working with a whole new set of compounds derived from a cannabis-like drug that has already proved successful in improving the …

Israel’s Teva leads U.S. generic drug market 

Generic drugs produced by Teva and other manufacturers are often 50 to 80 percent cheaper than competing brand-name products.The need for quality health care combined with rising costs has Americans facing a squeeze. How do we serve an aging population …

Israeli team saves the life of Arab ‘bubble baby’

Prof. Shimon Slavin of Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem holds baby Salsabil.An Israeli medical team has saved the life of an Arab “bubble baby” at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, which, with its partner hospital in Jerusalem, …

Israeli ultrasound machine to target cancer in U.S. patients

A magnetic resonance imaging machine locates cancer tumors and detects if they’ve been killed by ultrasound treatments.Israel-based Insightec has signed preliminary contracts with Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston to establish a research center for the non-invasive treatment of cancer …