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Israel Innovation News

Thank you for visiting us! Part of IIP’s mission is to share the many innovations in scientific research and technology happening in Israel. As such, below you’ll find links to articles and videos of carefully selected content from a variety of sources on recent innovations in Israel. For even more news items, click on the 2021 or 2022 sidebar to the left. 


Article: "MOU between Israel, Morocco will enable collaboration in drinking water, liquid sanitation"

November 17, 2022 – from The Jerusalem Post
Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water for collaboration on technology for drinking water and liquid sanitation. The two companies will work together on seawater desalination, research and development, performance improvement, and innovation.

Article: "New Technology for Growing Printed Tissues for Transplantation”

November 15, 2022 – from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Researchers at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have developed an innovative method for growing tissues to be transplanted into patients. The method involves printing tissues in a microgel bath as support material, preventing uneven shrinkage of tissues in the weeks after printing, improving the integration of the transplanted material.

Article: "Aerobic Activity can Reduce Risk of Metastatic Cancer by 72%”

November 14, 2022 – from Tel Aviv University News
A study from Tel Aviv University found that aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by as much as 72% through the consumption of glucose by internal organs, reducing the availability of energy for tumors. Data was sourced from an epidemiological study of 3,000 individuals over 20 years, finding high-intensity aerobics are key to maximizing the prevention of metastatic cancer.

Article: "Bricks Made Of Salt, The Building Material Of The Future"

November 13, 2022 – from NoCamels
Scientists at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have constructed prototypes of bricks made from salt, turning a large waste byproduct of desalination and potash extraction procedures into valuable building materials. The technology mixes salt with other ingredients to prevent its breakdown before grinding and compressing it into bricks stronger than concrete.

Article: "Israeli hospital: New tech gave instant DNA info on tumors, jump-starts treatment"

November 11, 2022 – from The Times of Israel
Doctors at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center have used artificial intelligence software from Imagene to immediately analyze the DNA of tumors in two brain cancer patients. The technology detected the cancer mutations causing the tumors, which were validated by PCR, and specialized treatment was started within a day, shaving off days or weeks of the process compared to previous technologies.

Article: "World’s 1st saliva pregnancy test by Israeli startup to hit shelves next year"

November 9, 2022 – from The Times of Israel
Jerusalem-based diagnostics startup Salignostics is launching the world’s first saliva-based pregnancy test in the first quarter of 2023. The product built off technology developed for Covid-19 testing kits and delivers results in under 10 minutes without the need for blood or urine samples that pregnancy tests currently on the market depend on.

Article: "Breakthrough Treatment May Improve Efficacy of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients"

November 8, 2022
From Tel Aviv University News - A new treatment developed by scientists at Tel Aviv University showed a greatly decreased risk of lung metastasis in lab models of breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Researchers identified the mechanism of a cancer-promoting inflammatory response to chemo and counteracted the response with an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing chance of metastasis from 52% to just 6%.

Article: "Israeli Startup Detects Forest Fires From Space"

November 8, 2022 – from NoCamels
Startup company Terra Space Lab is using remote sensors and data from satellites to detect wildfires and other extreme weather events from space. While the tech currently uses data from existing satellites, the company is developing their own AI-powered nanosatellites for a planned launch in 2024.

Article: "Israel launches $17 million autonomous public transportation pilot"

November 8, 2022 – from Jewish News Syndicate
Israel’s Innovation Authority is conducting a two-year pilot study of autonomous buses to determine their viability for future use. The study is broken into two stages: the first will test the technology in a closed environment while assessing safety and legal viability, while the second stage will operate buses on public roads in an increasingly large range.

Article: "Enel power plant in Italy to use Israeli energy storage solution"

November 7, 2022 – from The Jerusalem Post
Israeli company Brenmiller Energy has developed high-efficiency thermal energy storage units, technology they hope will help to replace toxic lithium-ion batteries. The firm is partnering with Italian energy company The Enel Group to implement their system in a power plant in Santa Barbara, Tuscany, the first test of the tech on a large scale.
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