1. Cyber Defense
“Security Aces: The Israeli startup that’s taking Europe by storm,” by Daniel Gal, Israel Hayom, June 7, 2023:
Israel’s startup scene is constantly moving forward and crossing new borders where innovative and revolutionary developments are concerned, with one of the country’s prominent strengths being the security field. The world has always looked to Israel for groundbreaking defense and security solutions, with the main emphasis being on cyber defense developments.
One of the newest and most promising players in cyber defense is startup company GlobeKeeper. The company, founded in 2016, aims to deal with one of the most complicated challenges in the world of secure communications – the older generation of communication systems, which are not protected from cyberattacks – and has developed an advanced multichannel communications app for security entities, specialized to meet their needs and offering maximum security.
The Israeli success story of young entrepreneurs Dan Peleg and Shai Slobodov begins with their first acquaintance, at the IDF’s elite Unit 81. “I came from Moshav Shilat and my partner Shai came from Lehavim. We’re two moshavniks who enlisted to the Intelligence Corps with no background or financial backing, we met there and today we’re marketing the system we’ve developed ourselves to Europe’s largest law enforcement agencies. At the end of the day, if that kind of entities are using products developed in Israel, that’s an Israeli success”.
Q: What advantages does the app have?
GlobeKeeper’s app is installed on smartphones and replaces the old-school radios used by cops, security guards and other security officials”, explains Dan Peleg. “It enables them to access all communication channels under one Virtual Command Platform (VCP): multidirectional communication, live streaming video, location sharing, chat, notifications and transferring files, images and videos. The system allows users to monitor, manage, operate and integrate all equipment in real time. Unlike WhatsApp, the communication is secure and cyber-protected using some of the strongest and strictest measures available”.
2. Cancer Breakthrough In Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
“Groundbreaking Israeli cancer treatment has 90% success rate,” by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Jerusalem Post, May 30, 2023:
Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem has announced an “unprecedented achievement” in the treatment of multiple myeloma cancer – the second-most common hematological disease. It accounts for one-tenth of all blood cancers and 1% of all types of malignancies.
The innovative treatment against the disease, which has long been considered incurable, was developed after a series of experiments carried out in the hospital’s bone-marrow transplant and immunotherapy department in recent years.
“Now, in light of the impressive results of CAR-T treatments, it seems that they have many more years to live – and with an excellent quality of life,” said Prof. Polina Stepensky, head of the department.
The treatment is based on genetic engineering technology, which is an effective and groundbreaking solution for patients whose life expectancy was only two years until a few years ago. They have used a genetic engineering technology called CAR-T, or Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy, which boosts the patient’s own immune system to destroy the cancer. More than 90% of the 74 patients treated at Hadassah went into complete remission, the oncologists said….
3. Green-Tech Sonovia’s Yarn-Dying Technology Reduces Emissions By 40%
“French luxury denim maker adopts Israeli sustainable tech,” by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21c, May 7, 2023:
Israeli green-tech company Sonovia has signed an agreement with French fashion giant Kering to integrate Sonovia’s yarn-dyeing technology into its denim production line for major luxury brands in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent.
The indigo dye market for the jeans industry is estimated at $1.5 billion a year. However, traditional indigo yarn dyeing processes require an average 60,000 liters of water per process and rely on polluting chemicals such as hydrosulfite.
Sonovia’s D(y)ENIM chemical-free indigo yarn dyeing ultrasound technology reduces water usage in the dyeing process by up to 85% and is 100% hydrosulfite free.
This technology enables a radical reduction in water consumption, chemical waste and energy expenditure.…
Keep up the good work, little engine that could. Keep surprising us. Don’t believe your press clippings from Foggy Bottom. All the best people are rooting for you.