INNOVATIVE MAGNETIC GEL PLATFORM FOR TRANSPLANTATION

The Problem Mimicking the nature composition and structure of tissues is a considerable challenge in medicine. Currently this can be partially achieved with prefabricated implants.   The Solution Prof. Shefi’s team invented a novel approach of injectable biomaterials, to be incorporated directly into the injured site. The Commercial Benefit Advantages: Directly injectable without full operation…

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Novel 64cu(Ii) Radiotracer For Diagnostic Of Hypoxia

The Problem The development of a biomarker for hypoxic tissues is essential both for diagnostic formulation and treatment planning for most cancer patients. Although the current PET radiotracers are non-invasive imaging modality techniques of tumor hypoxia, they are not being used routinely due to slow uptake by hypoxic. Cu(II)-tracers have been suggested to become one…

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Improved Tumor Margins Detection Using Gold Nano-rods

The Problem Most optical-physiological diagnoses are based on the insertion of light, with known parameters, to a tested tissue, followed by the measurement of the reflected, transmitted, or absorbed light. Changes in the optical properties of this light such as its spectrum, polarization, or intensity, compared to the injected light, result from interactions of the…

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An Interactive Gaze Contingent System for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Social Communication and Attention Deficits in Infants and Children

The Problem Over the last two decades a dramatic increase in the prevalence of socio-communicative disorders and attention disorders was reported. Today 1 of every 68 children is diagnosed with ASD and 1 of every 10 children is diagnosed with ADHD/ADD. There are four major problems that limit effective diagnosis and treatment: Diagnosis is typically enabled…

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Metabolic Imaging Of Cancer Using CT

The Problem Current conventional structural diagnostic modalities do not detect evident of cancer lesions at early stages as they are not cancer-specific. The Solution The functional imaging FDG-PET provides the ability to visualize cancer cells based on their increased glucose metabolic activity and can detect tumor presence at early stages that conventional structural diagnostic modalities…

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Glucose Conjugated Gold Nano-particles for Cancer Detection

The Problem Cancer detection is currently based on two insufficient imaging techniques: structural and functional. While structural techniques identify anatomic details and provide information on tumor location, size, and spread, based on endogenous contrast, they are ineffective in detecting critical small tumors or metastases.The main functional imaging technique, FDG-PET, is based on increased glucose metabolic activity…

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