Celebrating a Decade of Life-Changing Israeli Inventions
The Fellowship | January 7, 2020
From helping those with paralysis to walk to printing a 3D heart, Israeli innovators have made some amazing strides in innovation over the last decade. The Times of Israel tells us more:
Did we get all of the cancer out? Dune Medical Devices
The startup developed the MarginProbe device to help surgeons find out, on the spot, if they have removed all of the cancerous tissue or not, thus helping women with breast cancer avoid undergoing dreaded follow-up surgery to remove residual cancer cells after a tumor is excised. The device has shown to reduce re-excisions in breast conserving surgery by over 50%, and has been used in over 20,000 procedures in hospitals in the US and in Israel, according to the firm.
Shooting rockets out of the sky: The Iron Dome missile system
The Iron Dome is an air defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. Using advanced radar and software, this device, which predicts an incoming rocket’s trajectory and shoots it out of the sky, has helped save lives in Israel during rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip. The system was initially deployed in 2011 near Beersheba, where it successfully intercepted its first rocket. Brigadier General Danny Gold and Chanoch Levine were behind the development of the system.