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In 2017, the world saw an unbelievable amount of both natural and manmade tragedies. From Hurricane Irma, flooding and monsoons in South Asia, earthquakes across Mexico and tragic storms across Africa, nature has tested man’s preparedness for emergency medical care. Following all of these events there is a rush to send aid, money and some sort of humanitarian relief. Yet some companies are stepping forward to offer their technological support.

While there are many different platforms, tools and applications of these emerging products and services, there are eight companies working in partnership with the Israeli Export Institute to bring their offerings to the masses. In working with the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Israel Pavilion is bringing advanced emergency and digital health solutions for every patient and every situation to help intensive care, cardiac, trauma and other medical emergencies.

When resources are limited, first responders, surgeons and medical teams need to act quickly and their technology needs to act even quicker. Some of the highlights of the Israel Export Institute’s offering this year, lies within each individual company. For example, Inovytec and its VentWay. One of the most dangerous parts of any medical work in the field can be transport time. With the VentWay, Inovytec is prepared to bring small ventilators for out-of-hospital care and therapy in field conditions in a lightweight and portable device.

Along those same lines, Guide in Medical is specializing in the respiratory field enabling clear tracheal identification as well as fast, accurate and safe intubations. Guide in Medical’s intubation device is based on a non-invasive electronic illumination patch when placed on the patient’s neck. The device is designed for one-time-use for the most difficult of intubations.

Aside from the technological showing, the Israel Export Institute also supports well-funded companies that would even give any Silicon Valley funded company a run for their money. CNOGA is a non-invasive medical monitor device company using image sensor data to provide automatic measurements for the 14 blood parameters for needle-free monitoring for diabetics. CNOGA, with solutions for diabetes, blood pressure monitoring and blood chemistry analysis received $50 million in funding in 2017.

So how does all of this translate for EMS providers? Part of the luxury of having a group like the Israel Export Institute gathering these companies in one area is easy access for medical providers in any specialty. However, it goes without saying that many of these products are still pre-FDA stage, meaning launch dates can be as early as January 2018. Many of these companies are competing a difficult, and ever-changing market yet with the support of IEI and other networks, many of these companies may be able to make waves with consumers and investors alike.

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