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Invented in Israel: Pillcam with Developer Rafael Naveh

Hosted By: Volunteers for Israel (VFI)

You may have heard of this brilliant non-invasive invention in the news! PillCam is a 3cm long capsule developed in Israel that is swallowed and travels through the intestines taking pictures that are transmitted to a recorder. It allows physicians to observe the cause of malfunction leading to remedial procedures. The presentation will describe the background of the invention and the company built around it.

Rafael (Rafi) Nave – Rafael is a Senior Researcher at the Samuel Neaman Institute. Prior to that, he served as the General Manager of the Technion Entrepreneurship Center. He spent 40 years in the Israeli Hi-Tech industry, including 20 years at Intel Corp, where he was the General Manager of Intel Israel. Rafi served as VP R&D at Given Imaging, where he led the development of the advanced generations of PillCam.

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Volunteers for Israel (VFI)

Volunteers for Israel (VFI) is the only American organization that creates opportunities for civilian volunteers to serve on Israeli Defence Force bases. VFI partners with Israeli military and civilian organizations that enable volunteers to work side-by-side with Israel's soldiers, providing non-combat support to help maintain the readiness of the IDF to defend Israel. VFI enables the IDF to allocate more of its manpower and finances to military tasks, boosts morale within the IDF, and strengthens personal connections to Israel.
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