Author Archives: Karen Kozek

The Trendlines Group Trendletter April 2018

… B. Braun subsidiary named acquirer of Stimatix assets … Trendlines’ AGM 25 April … BioFishency completes $800,00 in sales … ElastiMed selected to receive $1.6 million grant …

BioFishency completes $800,000 in sales in 2018

date 16-April-2018
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BioFishency increased sales in Q1 2018 by 44% compared to sales in all of 2017.

Leviticus Cardio successfully completes long-term animal study

date 11-April-2018
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Leviticus Cardio successfully completed a long-term chronic animal study of its wireless power transfer for left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).

B. Braun Medical SAS announced as acquirer of Stimatix assets

date 09-April-2018
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B. Braun Medical SAS, a subsidiary company of the B. Braun Group, has acquired the assets of Stimatix, developers of low-profile colostomy management products.

ElastiMed chosen by Horizon 2020 to receive $1.6 million grant

date 03-April-2018
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ElastiMed has been chosen to receive a grant from the Horizon 2020 program as a part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter March 2018

… MOU with NuFrontiers … See our 2017 Annual Report … Saturas raises $4 million … Meet the AgriVest 2018 companies … OrthoSpin completes FIH … Agtech companies at AIPAC …

Trendlines signs MOU with Nutreco’s NuFrontiers

date 21-March-2018
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NuFrontiers is the strategic innovation and investment division of Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed.

liberDi featured in BioTuesdays

date 06-March-2018
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liberDi’s smart, portable, at-home dialysis system was featured in BioTuesdays.

Q&A with ZygoFix

date 06-March-2018
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ZygoFix CEO Ofer Levy explains how the Company’s zLOCK system meets the market need for simpler, less invasive procedures to alleviate back pain.

OrthoSpin completes successful first in human

date 01-March-2018
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OrthoSpin completed a successful first-in-human case of its robotic external fixation system.

Saturas raises $4 million

date 26-February-2018
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Saturas completed a $4 million raise from Hubei Forbon Technology, Ramat Magshimim, and Miguel Torres Winery.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter February 2018

… 10 companies to watch … 2017 earnings call … Trendlines Med Singapore in SGD100 million program … Register for AgriVest and save! … MetoMotion at World Agri-Tech …

Trendlines Medical Singapore and K2 Global selected for SGD100 million start-up program

date 08-February-2018
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SPRING SEEDS Capital taps Trendlines Medical Singapore and K2 Global to collaborate in its SGD100 million investment allocation for tech start-ups.

Trendlines Medical Singapore participates in new initiative, i2Start

date 24-January-2018
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Trendlines Medical Singapore participates in the launch event of a new initiative, i2Start.

Trendlines report: 10 companies to watch Q4 2017

date 18-January-2018
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Here is our 10 companies to watch report for Q4 2017.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2018

… CoreBone crowdfunds $482,500 … ST Stent receives FDA … ApiFix names new CEO and chairman … Hargol is a top agtech start-up to watch … Welcome two new portfolio companies …

The 83-year-old inventor of the Saturas sensor featured in Haaretz

date 12-January-2018
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Agriculturalist and researcher Moshe Meron, Ph.D., invented the Saturas stem water potential sensor that measures the amount of fluid in the trees, plants, and vines.

CoreBone is an “Israeli success story”

date 11-January-2018
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CoreBone appeared as an “Israeli success story” on ynet, the Hebrew-language news site.

S.T. Stent receives FDA clearance

date 08-January-2018
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S.T. Stent, developers of a removable stent for use following sinus surgery, receives FDA clearance.

ApiFix announces new leadership

date 02-January-2018
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ApiFix names Ed Roschak as its new chairman and appoints industry veteran Paul Mraz as company president and CEO.

ElastiMed appears in NoCamels

date 31-December-2017
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ElastiMed was the subject of the No Camels article, “Israeli Startup’s ‘Smart’ Socks Set To Hit Market Next Year.”

Steve Rhodes interviewed on IsraelCast

date 21-December-2017
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Listen to Steve’s interview about cutting-edge technology, Israel, and the Galilee on the IsraelCast podcast.

CoreBone’s Ohad Schwartz interviewed on Start-Up Stadium

date 14-December-2017
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CoreBone CEO Ohad Schwartz was interviewed on Israel’s Start-Up Stadium.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter December 2017

… Raises for Magdent and AquiNovo … CoreBone’s crowdfunding … Welcome AlgaHealth … Takeaways from TechFest Vietnam and Fish 2.0 … We won Best IR …

Opportunities & Challenges at Fish 2.0

date 10-December-2017
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ViAqua CEO Shai Ufaz shares two important takeaways from his presentation at Fish 2.0.

Trendlines wins Best IR award

date 05-December-2017
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IR Magazine awarded Trendlines its Best IR by an SGX Catalist company at the IR Magazine Awards Forum & Conference for South East Asia.

Magdent raises $1.75 million

date 04-December-2017
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Magdent completes a $1.75 million raise from angel investors, including a well-known industrialist.

AquiNovo raises $1.5 million from Neovia

date 28-November-2017
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AquiNovo receives $1.5 million investment from Neovia, a world leader in animal nutrition and health.

ElastiMed’s Omer Zelka interviewed on Start-Up Stadium

date 26-November-2017
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ElastiMed CEO Omer Zelka was interviewed on Israel’s Start-Up Stadium.

Hargol FoodTech named a 2017 FOOD VISION TRAILBLAZER

date 21-November-2017
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As one of the 2017 trailblazers, Hargol FoodTech will take center stage on the opening night of Food Vision USA, 13 November in Chicago.

Hargol FoodTech CEO Dror Tamir interviewed on ILTV (video)

date 21-November-2017
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In this interview on Israel Daily TV (ILTV), Hargol FoodTech CEO Gadi Har-shai explains how Hargol has optimized methods for growing large quantities of grasshoppers quickly.

My 3 Takeaways from TechFest Vietnam 2017

date 19-November-2017
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I had the opportunity to present at TechFest Vietnam 2017 in Hanoi. Here are my three takeaways.

Valentis Nanotech CEO Zvika Weiss interviewed on ILTV (video)

date 19-November-2017
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Valentis Nanotech CEO Zvika Weiss describes the company’s new materials with unique properties using nanoparticles in this interview on Israel Daily TV (ILTV).

Trendlines Enters into MOU with Singapore’s National Healthcare Group

The purpose of the MOU is to establish a partnership and co-develop innovative healthcare solutions.

EdenShield CEO Yotam Gadot interviewed on ILTV (Video)

date 15-November-2017
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EdenShield’s CEO Yotam Gadot describes the company’s nontoxic biopesticides in this interview on Israel Daily TV (ILTV).

The Trendlines Group Trendletter November 2017

… Exit #8 for Trendlines … Trendlines raises S$14 million in new capital … Call for companies: AgriVest 2018 … MiRobot named Innovative Company … Report from International Ag Exhibition …

Exit #8 for Trendlines: MitrAssist

date 13-November-2017
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Trendlines’ holdings in MitrAssist were sold to Wai Tech Holding Ltd.

MiRobot featured in The Daily Beast

date 13-November-2017
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MiRobot is the subject of “The Robotic Dairy Farms Paving the Way for Big Milk” on The Daily Beast.

VP Trendlines Agtech Jonathan Henen presents at International Agriculture Exhibition

date 12-November-2017
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I presented to about 100 participants at the Korea-Israel Smart Agritech Workshop, which was part of the 2017 International Agriculture Exhibition in South Korea.

Eric Loh and Trendlines Medical Singapore featured in SPRINGnews

date 30-October-2017
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Trendlines Medical Singapore was the subject of a feature article in SPRINGnews.

Hargol wins Tel Aviv Creator Award

date 27-October-2017
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Hargol FoodTech wins the Tel Aviv Creator Award.

Trendlines raises S$14.03 million through placement of new shares

date 25-October-2017
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Subscribers include cornerstone investor B. Braun and prominent institutional and corporate investors.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter October 2017

… 4 companies raise $7 million … Signed MOU with Haier HCH … Welcome to 3 new portfolio companies … Awards for Hargol, ViAqua, and Zygofix … Companies in the media …

Trendlines report: 10 companies to watch Q3 2017

date 22-October-2017
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Here is our 10 companies to watch report for Q3 2017.

Trendlines Medical Singapore makes first investment

date 16-October-2017
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The device under development by medical start-up InterVaal addresses the widespread problem of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).

Vensica raises $2 million

date 03-October-2017
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Cogentix Medical invests $2 million in Vensica.

Hargol in ThinkBusiness

date 27-September-2017
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ThinkBusiness lists Hargol FoodTech as one of 10 “companies …that are playing a part in the Agtech revolution.”

Fidmi Medical raises $2 million

date 26-September-2017
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Fidmi Medical received an investment of $2 million from B. Braun Melsungen AG.

ElastiMed raises $1 million

date 25-September-2017
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ElastiMed raised $1 million from a strategic investor, existing investors, new private investors, and the Israeli Innovation Authority.

Trendlines and Haier sign MOU

Trendlines and Haier signed an MOU to collaborate on investment opportunities and technology development.

EdenShield raises $2 million

date 14-September-2017
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EdenShield raised $2 million from investors Kibbutz Yotvata and Our Crowd.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter September 2017

… Trendlines signs joint venture with China’s Shoushan … ApiFix signs distribution agreement … Leviticus receives patents … Hargol is a food trailblazer …

ApiFix signs Canadian distribution agreement and completes first No. American cases

date 05-September-2017
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ApiFix announced it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Joint Solutions Alliance Corp., a Canadian medical device and services distribution organization, and performed its first two cases in North America.

Trendlines featured in The Business Times

date 28-August-2017
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Trendlines is “raising funds to better support its startups and help them penetrate the three markets … : Israel, Singapore and China.”

AquiNovo featured in NoCamels

date 17-August-2017
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Kaye Innovation Award winner and adviser to AquiNovo Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan “proposes to end world hunger with bigger fish”

The Trendlines Group Trendletter August 2017

… Q2 2017 financial highlights … Hargol raises $600,000 … Trendlines in local media … New! Now Funding … Congrats to ApiFix, Gordian, and Magdent … Welcome Vessi Medical …

ApiFix receives Australian regulatory approval

date 09-August-2017
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ApiFix received TGA certification through its distributor Orthotech to begin marketing its minimally invasive surgical system and approach for the treatment and correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).

Trendlines featured in Alagush

ApiFix received TGA certification through its distributor Orthotech to begin marketing its minimally invasive surgical system and approach for the treatment and correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).

3 portfolio companies win at Israel Innovation Authority event

date 02-August-2017
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ApiFix, Gordian Surgical, and Magdent were among the 10 winning life science companies at the Israel Innovation Authority’s China Roadshow Networking Event.

Nitza Kardish Interviewed on Start-Up Stadium

date 27-July-2017
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Trendlines Incubators Israel CEO Nitza Kardish was interviewed on Israel’s Start-Up Stadium.

GreenSpense CEO Gadi Har-shai interviewed on ILTV (Video)

date 25-July-2017
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In this interview on Israel Daily TV (ILTV), GreenSpense CEO Gadi Har-shai explains how the company’s propellant-free technology will make aerosols more environmentally friendly.

ApiFix Closes Spanish Distribution Deal with Acuna-Fombona

date 18-July-2017
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Following the distribution agreement, ApiFix performed first scoliosis correction surgery in Spain.

Hargol FoodTech $600,000 raise featured in AgFunder

date 14-July-2017
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Commercial grasshopper farmer Hargol FoodTech’s $600,000 raise was featured in this AgFunder exclusive.

Israel21c: Saturas is “making farms smarter”

date 13-July-2017
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Israel21c quotes Trendlines’ Nitza Kardish and names Saturas one of five “precision-ag technologies making farms smarter.”

The Trendlines Group Trendletter July 2017

… “Watch” these 10 companies … Save the date for AgriVest 2018 … CoreBone, BioFishency, and sZone on ILTV … Trendlines at conferences …

Trendlines report: 10 companies to watch

date 05-July-2017
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Introducing our new report: “10 companies to watch.”

Trendlines Labs CEO Yosi Hazan interviewed on ILTV (video)

In this interview on Israel Daily TV (ILTV), Trendlines Labs CEO Yosi Hazan discusses sZone, a real-time hydration monitor developed by the Trendlines Labs team.

BioFishency CTO Igal Magen interviewed on ILTV (Video)

date 02-July-2017
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In this interview on Israel Daily TV (ILTV), BioFishency CTO Igal Magen discusses the company’s all-in-one water filtration system for aquaculture.

Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund makes first investment

The Fund establishes a new company to develop novel crop protection products.

Trendlines IR Director Judy Kleinman interviewed on OTCQX Market Center (video)

date 26-June-2017
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In an interview conducted by the OTC Markets Group, Trendlines Director of IR Judy Kleinman, explains the Trendlines successful incubator model in Israel.

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