The FDA will hold a webinar on its new draft guidance: FDA Decisions for Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Clinical Investigations, on Tuesday 7/2/13 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST). This guidance describes FDA’s decision-making and communications regarding applications from companies conducting medical device clinical trials in the US. It outlines new and more flexible options for clinical study approvals that allow studies to begin sooner while assuring patient protections.
Google buys Israeli start-up Waze for more than $1b. Waze's research and development center will remain in Israel for at least three years. Waze will retain its independent identity both as a company and as a brand. Waze uses satellite signals from members’ smartphones to generate maps and traffic data, which it then shares with other users, offering real-time traffic info.
Cisco to setup innovation center in Israel. The center will research radio network configurations that address the problem of surges in demand for mobile Internet. The new center comes five months after Cisco acquired Intucell, a Raanana-based start-up that provides self-optimizing network technology designed to optimize the functioning of cellular networks. More recently, Cisco also acquired Ubiquisys, a company that specializes in small cellular sites.
Israelis Wanted. Every week that passes, Israel increases its reputation as a global provider of essential services. While BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) crazies peddle only lies about the Jewish State, the Rest of the World enjoys the benefits of Israeli innovations and shows clearly that it wants more.
Eight Israeli R&D Centers Collaborated in Israeli IATI Weekathon. Eight Israeli development centers - Microsoft Corporation, General Motors, General Electric, EMC Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Sears Holdings Corporation, Alcatel Lucent, and Texas Instruments - are collaborated on several projects at the IATI Weekathon 2013 Even