February 2016

IMP-Clinical Supply Services held its official launch event on February 11, 2016 at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv. IMP established clinical trials supply services. IMP and its global partners ,CSM and B&C group, delivered presentations  on paving the path to global supply chains.
C-Trials, the Israeli Association for Research and the Advancement of the Biomedical Community,  will hold the annual meeting of the clinical trials community in Israel on April 11, 2016, at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv. The event will bring together clinical researchers and professionals from the medical centers and industry in order to increase the effectiveness, safety and quality of clinical trials and strengthen the ethical and legislative
IATI-Biomed to hold 15th Israeli conference in May. Israel’s premier international biomed conference and exhibition, IATI-Biomed, will celebrate its 15th anniversary from May 24 to May 26, 2016, at the David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel. Previous conferences have attracted over 6,000 participants from the Israeli and global life sciences industries.
Intensix, Israeli big data and intensive care analytics startup, teams with Mayo Clinic on critical care. The study will focus on the feasibility of using the Israeli startup's analytics platform to predict patient deterioration from infection.
ApiFix Wins $25,000 in FDA-Funded Pediatric Medical Device CompetitionSix pediatric medical device innovations that address a significant yet unmet pediatric need were awarded a total of $250,000 in grant money at the third annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition. ApiFix was awarded for its minimally invasive correction system for patients with a spinal deformity known as Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).
Merck, Weizmann Institute sign strategic deal on cancer research.With more than 300 employees at four sites throughout Israel, Merck KgaA, a multifaceted chemical and technology company, has quietly emerged as one of the major multinational firms with a significant presence in Israel. The company announced this week that it was furthering its stake in Israeli tech by signing a new framework agreement with the Weizmann Institute to research new solutions in the area of biotechnology and cancer research.
A Deeper Look at Israel, a Global Medtech Innovation HubThe U.S. and Europe have been the traditional leaders in medtech innovation, but this tiny nation in the Middle East is big on innovation.  The medtech subsector accounts for a majority of the overall Israeli life sciences industry—53% of all Israel-based life sciences companies active in 2014 were medical device companies, according to Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), a nonprofit trade group representing the company’s high tech and life sciences industries.
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