Tag: HIL

[HIL Press Release] Israeli startup HIL Applied Medical Ltd. acquires US-based Nanolabz Inc. – en route to developing advanced cancer radiotherapy systems

JERUSALEM and RENO, Nev., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — HIL Applied Medical Ltd. – a Jerusalem, Israel medical technology startup – has just announced the acquisition of Nanolabz Inc. – a Reno, Nevada company born out of University of Nevada, Reno research and focused on developing and fabricating smart targets for laser-based proton acceleration. HIL Applied Medical is developing a new class of ultra-compact, high-performance Proton Beam Therapy systems, based on high-intensity lasers and nano-engineered smart targetry. Read more on PR...

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[HIL in the Wall Street Journal] Proton-Beam Therapy for Cancer Gets Renewed Attention

To see the explosive rise of proton-beam therapy, an expensive and controversial cancer treatment, look to the billboards of Belgium. Ion Beam Applications SA, the Belgian company that leads the global market for huge proton-beam machines, is selling so many systems lately that it needs to boost its 1,200-strong workforce by 400 workers. It launched a big recruitment drive across the country this year, featuring radio and newspaper spots along with dozens of billboards and posters. Read more on The Wall Street...

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What we’re investing in: Current investment opportunities on OurCrowd (Sep.-Oct. 2014)

Over the course of the past two years, OurCrowd along with our community of 5,000 investors have invested $65 million in our 50 portfolio companies. This unprecedented access to early stage investments has made startups an investable asset that is now being included in investor portfolios, just like stocks and bonds. In order to give you a little preview of all the excitement happening on the OurCrowd platform, we’ve decided to publish a monthly digest of our currently funding companies. (To become an OurCrowd member, join us free of charge.) Without further ado, here are the most recent funding OurCrowd companies: Clipfort – Securing firearms with biometric authentication Clipfort developed a patented gun magazine that requires the owner’s unique fingerprint to unlock and fire the weapon. Global gun violence has been on a steady rise over the past few years and is responsible for 85 deaths on average per day in the United States alone. Nearly 18 thousand of these victims are children and teenagers who had unwarranted access to guns. To solve this crisis, current solutions require gun owners...

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