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Innovation and Research

Sheba Medical Center is one of the most important innovators of health technology, not only in Israel, but globally.

The future of medical care is being created at Sheba Medical Center.

Through its ARC Innovation Center, Sheba leads the digital healthcare revolution and is the largest launch pad and ecosystem for healthcare innovation and development in Israel.

By challenging the status quo and transforming the standard hospital ecosystem, Sheba is ushering in a new era of seamless integration between innovators, scientists, startups, high level developers, large corporations, investors and academia – all to ultimately better serve its patients and develop breakthrough cures and treatments


Incubating Ideas

Sheba has created one of the world’s leading MedTech innovation platforms.

Sheba offers one of the world’s largest and best medical centers as a place to innovate and test new ideas and technologies. Against the backdrop of Israel’s entrepreneur-driven tech society, they invite inventors and entrepreneurs from around the country to come and get venture funding, mentorship, technical and scientific assistance, and a place to test their ideas and inventions.

As a result, with more than 100 start-ups in its incubator, Sheba originates 20 biomedical patent applications per year.

An example of Sheba’s creative approach is the Nexus program.

Sheba takes graduates of the most elite intelligence tech units in the IDF. The candidates are placed with physicians, therapists and other caregivers to be shadowed almost literally 24 hours a day. The IDF vets observe how the medical professionals work, what they have and what they lack.

And then they are challenged to come up with devices, software and processes that can be solutions. And when great ideas emerge, the program gives them the support, financing and direction to bring the products to market.

Innovating in fields such as big data, telemedicine, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, surgical innovation, and rehabilitation, Sheba’s goal is to rapidly introduce these advances into the market and patients’ hands as quickly as possible.

There are already high-tech medical products for retail sale in the US that were incubated at Sheba with more to come, plus those being used by hospitals and doctor’s offices.


Sheba Medical Center Talpiot XMED 2022

Tune in to the 2nd Sheba Medical Center Talpiot XMED event where program physicians are sharing their groundbreaking research, pioneering work, and surprising insights into the healthcare ecosystem.

Eytan Stibbe Set to Become Israel’s 2nd Astronaut

Stibbe, a former fighter pilot, is expected to blast off from Cape Canaveral on Friday evening (6 p.m. Israel time) aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule headed for the International Space Station.

He will be carrying out some 35 experiments for companies and research institutions on his privately-funded “Rakia” (as it’s known in Hebrew) Mission to the ISS.

“The ARC Space Lab is a first of its kind initiative to harness the opportunities of new space endeavors to promote health care innovation and benefit humans in space and on Earth,” said Dr. Harel Baris, who heads the ARC Space Lab.

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A Pioneer in Virtual Medicine

Sheba has 42,000 telemedicine appointments annually and growing, as the hospital without boundaries expands its care virtually and to countries around the world.

Latest Research


Nuvo Group and Sheba Medical Center’s “Sheba BEYOND” Complete First Phase of Collaboration to Create a Virtual Obstetric Solution & Catalyze Research to Advance the Standard of Pregnancy Care

August 25, 2022

Early-stage collaboration includes the evaluation of a new virtual care regimen for managing gestational diabetes and the use of AI to develop personalized care pathways and predictive analytics Nuvo Group—the […]

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Israeli researchers testing if cord blood could help treat autism

August 18, 2022

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Oral immunotherapy safe, effective for children with high-threshold peanut allergy

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Fixed-dose OIT appeared safe and effective for younger children with high-threshold peanut allergy, according to a single-center, cross-sectional prospective study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Soad Haj […]

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Type 1 diabetes is not always ‘juvenile,’ new Israeli study shows – exclusive

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Pancreatic cells that produce insulin can be destroyed in overweight teens as well as adults, requiring injections of insulin, according to Sheba study. For many years, diabetologists have been saying […]

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Race Oncology advances Zantrene AML trials at Chaim Sheba, Israel

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“The positive results from the first stage of this trial in such a heavily pre-treated relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia population is encouraging, especially with three of the patients […]

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Model Using Routine Clinical Data May Predict Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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Findings show promise following diagnosis of impaired fasting glucose A model using routine clinical information can predict pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) following diagnosis of impaired fasting glucose (IFG), according to […]

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Israeli Study: Recovered COVID Patients Have Better Antibodies, but Vaccines Are Safer

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New research from Israeli scientists suggests that the number of COVID-19 antibodies falls over time in both vaccinated and recovered individuals, but the performance of the antibodies gradually improves only […]

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BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine and correlates of humoral immune responses and dynamics: a prospective, single-centre, longitudinal cohort study in health-care workers

January 12, 2022

Yaniv Lustig 1 , Einav Sapir 2 , Gili Regev-Yochay 2 , Carmit Cohen 3 , Ronen Fluss 4 , Liraz Olmer 4 , Victoria Indenbaum 5 , Michal Mandelboim […]

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COVID vaccine does not cause infertility, Israeli study finds

January 5, 2022

Since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved for use, there have been rumors that it can affect women’s fertility. Some anti-vaccine activists have espoused these claims. COVID vaccines do not affect […]

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Tel Aviv University breakthrough touted as key to reversing ALS

December 15, 2021

Israeli researchers say they used experimental molecule to break down protein whose buildup can cause the debilitating condition, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease Israeli researchers announced Tuesday that they […]

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