ApiFix and IonMed among the 12 Most Amazing Israeli Medical Advances

Ed. note: We’re especially proud that two of our portfolio companies, ApiFix and IonMed, made Israel21c’s “the top 12 most amazing Israeli medical advances.” Congratulations to all 12 companies. Israel 21c is an online news magazine focused on “21st century Israel.”

Israel is a powerhouse in medical innovation. We give you a dozen standouts from a field with many exciting, game-changing candidates.
By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

Israeli ingenuity is responsible for some of the world’s most amazing medical advances.
About 1,000 Israeli companies are in healthcare or life-science products, including 700 in medical devices. Approximately half are already generating revenue.
We have chosen products already on, or very near, the market.


Minimally invasive device for treating adolescent scoliosis

ApiFix system to correct severe curvature of the spine (scoliosis) minimizes risks, scar size, complications, recovery time and cost. The miniature ratchet mechanism has successfully been implanted in 15 patients so far. Limited sales of the product have begun while clinical trials are in the last stages.
IonMed’s BioWeld1 bonds surgical incisions using cold plasma — instead of painful stitches, staples or glue – within minutes, sealing and disinfecting the wound with minimal scarring and recovery time. The CE Mark is expected in October, with European sales and US FDA approval process starting in early 2014.

Read the full story on Israel21c.

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