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The Trendlines Group Trendletter March 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter March 2016

Saturas raises $1 million … ApiFix wins $25,000 grant … Trendlines signs agreement with B.Braun … Trendlines appears in the media … Enjoy the Showcase highlights …

LapSpace Medical Receives CE Mark

LapSpace Medical Receives CE Mark

The inflatable laparoscopic retractor developed by LapSpace Medical leaps to commercialization stage with the CE Mark.

Trendlines Featured in The Marker

Trendlines Featured in The Marker

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger was interviewed by the Hebrew-language business newspaper, The Marker.

ApiFix Wins $25,000 in FDA-Funded Pediatric Medical Device Competition

ApiFix Wins $25,000 in FDA-Funded Pediatric Medical Device Competition

ApiFix was awarded a $25,000 grant for its innovative minimally invasive correction system for the treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).

Trendlines Featured in the News — in Asia

Trendlines Featured in the News — in Asia

News about Trendlines appeared in a number of Asian publications.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter February 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter February 2016

… Trendlines Labs signs agreement … Leviticus to present at Microsoft Think Next … Welcome Yuval Almougy … Congrats Sol Chip … Save the Date for AgriVest … CannaTech special offer …

Leviticus Cardio Reports Successful Results — Will Present at Microsoft’s Think Next

date 18-February-2016
Leviticus Cardio Reports Successful Results — Will Present at Microsoft’s Think Next

Leviticus Cardio reports positive results for its wireless energy transfer system. The company will present as part of Microsoft Israel’s Think Next™ conference on February 25.

Trendlines, IonMed & ApiFix Featured in NextInsight

Trendlines, IonMed & ApiFix Featured in NextInsight

NextInsight published a series of articles about Trendlines and its portfolio companies.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2016

… A “stellar year” for Trendlines … ApiFix founder appears in the media … Gordian goes to Japan … Successful results for EdenShield … Congrats to GreenSpense … ViAqua in the media …

Spotlight On: Protecting the Kidneys in Hospitalized Patients

date 18-January-2016
Spotlight On:  Protecting the Kidneys in Hospitalized Patients

About a third of patients hospitalized for heart failure suffer from kidney injury which results in worse outcomes and higher costs of hospitalized care.  When the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s […]

Highlights from 2015: A Stellar Year

Highlights from 2015: A Stellar Year

Last year marked a stellar year for Trendlines. We are pleased to share highlights of the many achievements and accomplishments from 2015.

Spotlight On: Drug Delivery for Bladder Diseases & Conditions

date 17-January-2016
Spotlight On: Drug Delivery for Bladder Diseases & Conditions

Vensica Medical is developing a system to enhance drug delivery across the bladder wall for improved treatment. The system includes a catheter to deliver drugs into the bladder and applies ultrasound from an external source.

Spotlight On: A Blood Test for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

date 12-January-2016
Spotlight On: A Blood Test for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

By 2030, more than 65 million people worldwide are expected to have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. NeuroQuest is working on an objective, accurate, cost-effective and practical tool for early diagnosis that will considerably improve treatment options and clinical outcomes.

Meet Our 10 Showcase Companies: 6th Annual Company Showcase

Meet Our 10 Showcase Companies: 6th Annual Company Showcase

Meet our 10 medical and agritech companies presenting at the 6th Annual Company Showcase — January 27, 2016, Shefayim Conference Center.

ApiFix Founder Yizhar Floman Appears in the Israeli Media (Video)

date 17-December-2015
ApiFix Founder Yizhar Floman Appears in the Israeli Media (Video)

ApiFix Founder Prof. Yizhar Floman appeared on Israel Daily TV (ILTV).

The Trendlines Group Update December 2015

The Trendlines Group Update December 2015

… Saviva Capital commits $9.2 million … Trendlines goes public … Leviticus reports successful study … Congrats to Enolog … Register for our 6th Annual Showcase … Happy 2016 …

Spotlight On: Smart Compression Therapy

date 14-December-2015
Spotlight On: Smart Compression Therapy

Omer Zelka, CEO of ElastiMed, explains why the company’s technology is set to make a huge change in the compression therapy market.

NeuroQuest to Begin US Clinical Validation Trials for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

date 10-December-2015
NeuroQuest to Begin US Clinical Validation Trials for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

NeuroQuest announced it has entered into an agreement with the University of California, San Diego for collecting and processing blood samples for its U.S. clinical validation trials.

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Featured in Merck’s Pro Magazine

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Featured in Merck’s Pro Magazine

Shani Keysar, founder and CEO of Sol Chip, was featured in the article, “The Promised Land,” in the Merck publication, Pro.

The Trendlines Group Update November 2015

The Trendlines Group Update November 2015

… Trendlines in strategic agreement with B. Braun … Gordian Surgical raises nearly $1 million … Leviticus is ISO certified … Nitza Kardish shares impressions from World Agri-Tech …

Trendlines Enters Agreement with B. Braun

date 08-November-2015
Trendlines Enters Agreement with B. Braun

Trendlines has entered into a memorandum of understanding with B. Braun Melsungen AG, a world-leading health care supplier.

Trendlines Featured in Medical Device Daily

date 02-November-2015
Trendlines Featured in Medical Device Daily

Trendlines and Trendlines Medical were featured in this article about the Israeli government’s approval of licenses to government-supported incubators in the North of Israel.

Gordian Surgical Receives Investment from Chinese VC Virtus Inspire Ventures

Gordian Surgical Receives Investment from Chinese VC Virtus Inspire Ventures

Gordian Surgical recently announced the completion of a raise nearing $1 million, including an investment from Virtus Inspire Ventures, a Chinese venture capital firm.

The Trendlines Group Update October 2015

The Trendlines Group Update October 2015

… ElastiMed receives $1 million investment … Watch our updated video … EdenShield to exhibit at ABIM … Valentis CEO to speak at Agrinnovation … Nitza Kardish a panelist at World Agri-Tech …

ElastiMed Off to a Strong Start with $1 Million Investment

ElastiMed Off to a Strong Start with $1 Million Investment

ElastiMed announced it raised $1 million, which includes an investment from Pix Vine Capital, a Singapore-based investment house.

The Trendlines Group Update September 2015

The Trendlines Group Update September 2015

… Trendlines Medical wins government tender … Trendlines Labs signs agreement … ApiFix expands activities … Saturas is Start-Up of the Week … BioFishency releases new video …

Eran Feldhay: “What We Can Learn from Recent Transactions in Biomed”

Eran Feldhay: “What We Can Learn from Recent Transactions in Biomed”

Recent multi-billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device markets aren’t new, but we can learn about changes and trends in the industry from these transactions.

Trendlines Medical Wins Israeli Government Technology Incubator Tender

date 17-September-2015
Trendlines Medical Wins Israeli Government Technology Incubator Tender

The government of Israel announced that Trendlines Medical was awarded the franchise to continue to operate a government-franchised incubator in the Akko region, as it has done for the past eight years.

ApiFix “Fusionless Fix” Featured in Medtech Insight

date 14-September-2015
ApiFix “Fusionless Fix” Featured in Medtech Insight

The “fusionless technique for treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis” from ApiFix was featured in MedTech Insight.

ApiFix To Expand Commercialization Activities in Europe

date 26-August-2015
ApiFix To Expand Commercialization Activities in Europe

ApiFix announced it intends to expand its commercial activities by opening scoliosis treatment centers in three European locations.

The Trendlines Group Update August 2015

The Trendlines Group Update August 2015

Sol Chip raises $5 million … Endobetix receives patent … Saturas in ISRAEL21c … Welcome Neopterix … Join the Agtech Nation …

Endobetix Awarded U.S. Patent

Endobetix Awarded U.S. Patent

Endobetix received a U.S. patent for its minimally invasive device to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.

ApiFix: Start-Up of the Week (Haaretz)

ApiFix: Start-Up of the Week (Haaretz)

Haaretz chose ApiFix, developers of a minimally invasive device to correct adolescent scoliosis, as Start-Up of the Week.

Globes’ Start-Up of the Week: Fidmi Medical

Globes’ Start-Up of the Week: Fidmi Medical

Fidmi Medical was featured as the Globes ‘ Start-Up of the Week.

The Trendlines Group Update July 2015

The Trendlines Group Update July 2015

… Spotlight on enteral feeding … Welcome Haptio … Trendlines Agtech exhibits in South Korea … Updated Trendlines Agtech brochure …

Trendlines Medical and Portfolio CEOs on Israeli TV

Trendlines Medical and Portfolio CEOs on Israeli TV

Trendlines Medical and several portfolio companies were featured on the Israeli news magazine program, “HOT Magazine in the North” (Hebrew with English subtitles).

ApiFix Reports “Substantial Reduction” of Scoliosis Curvature

ApiFix Reports “Substantial Reduction” of Scoliosis Curvature

ApiFix reports “substantial reduction” of scoliosis curvature at one-to-three year follow-up of 25 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Spotlight On: Safe Tube Feeding Device

Spotlight On: Safe Tube Feeding Device

The enteral feeding device from Fidmi Medical reduces many common complications associated with enteral nutrition (tube feeding) devices currently on the market. Fidmi’s device allows for easy insertion, replacement and removal, which substantially increases patient […]

The Trendlines Group Update June 2015

The Trendlines Group Update June 2015

… Successful Q1 for ETView … ApiFix reaches milestone … new CEO for OrthoSpin … AgriVest videos on YouTube … Saturas, Valentis, Virentes in the news …

ApiFix Reaches 50-Patient Milestone

ApiFix Reaches 50-Patient Milestone

ApiFix reached a 50-patient milestone with its minimally invasive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis device.

The Trendlines Group Update May 2015

The Trendlines Group Update May 2015

ST Stent completes $450,000 raise … IFI invests in Catalyst AgTech … Endobetix is a Red Herring Europe Top 100 finalist … Metabolic Robots announces additional sales …

Headway Makes International Waves in Singapore

Headway Makes International Waves in Singapore

Headway showcased its Occiflex treatment system at the quadrennial World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress in Singapore.

Our 10th Year at Biomed

Our 10th Year at Biomed

Last week’s 14th Biomed conference in Tel Aviv marked the 10th year Trendlines Medical exhibited at the annual event.

S.T. Stent Completes $450,000 Raise

S.T. Stent Completes $450,000 Raise

S.T. Stent completed a $450,000 raise toward development of its removable nasal stent for use following sinus surgery.

ETView Reports Multi-Center Clinical Results for VivaSight

ETView Reports Multi-Center Clinical Results for VivaSight

ETView reports clinical evaluation results for VivaSight™ demonstrate significant reduction in associated fiberoptic bronchoscopy use, substantial economic benefit and improved procedure workflow.

Endobetix Is a Finalist for the 2015 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Award

date 20-April-2015
Endobetix Is a Finalist for the 2015 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Award

Endobetix, developer of a nonsurgical implant for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring Europe’s Top 100 award.

The Trendlines Group Update April 2015

The Trendlines Group Update April 2015

… Leviticus raises $1.5 million … Our feature in Globes magazine … Trendlines brochure now in Chinese … See us at Biomed … BioFishency in Fish Farmer … Sarai Kemp in AgFunder News …

Leviticus Cardio Completes $1.5 Million Finance Round

Leviticus Cardio Completes $1.5 Million Finance Round

The raise will allow Leviticus to begin a first-in-man study of its unique Coplanar Energy System (CET).

Trendlines CEO Comments on Israel’s Medical Device Industry

Trendlines CEO Comments on Israel’s Medical Device Industry

Todd Dollinger, Trendines Chairman and CEO, shares observations about Apple’s new ResearchKit and iPad apps — and their effect on the Israeli medical device scene.

Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show 2015 Wrap-Up

Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show 2015 Wrap-Up

Summing up the Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show, March 23-27, 2015. Company videos, TV interviews, photo galleries, and articles.

The Trendlines Group Update March 2015

The Trendlines Group Update March 2015

.. See the action at our Showcase … See our updated Trendlines brochure … Save with early-bird registration for AgriVest 2015 … Conferences, summits, events, and more…

March 23-27, 2015: Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show

March 23-27, 2015: Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show

Join us as Trendlines Medical goes on the road (show) in the United States: 6 companies. 5 cities. 5 days. March 23-27.

Trendlines “Plans To Take Its Incubator Model to China”

Trendlines “Plans To Take Its Incubator Model to China”

Times of Israel: “The Trendlines Group, specializing in medical devices and agritech, plans to take its incubator model, IP knowledge to China.”

The Trendlines Group Update February 2015

The Trendlines Group Update February 2015

… Save April 27 for AgriVest … 2014: a year of achievements … On the road with Trendlines Medical … Showcase photo gallery … Welcome Enology Wise Tech … Happy Chinese New Year …

5th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase

5th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase

Our largest Showcase ever: Keynote speaker Jon Medved of OurCrowd, 7 expert panelists, 13 medical and agritech companies, and 350 attendees.

2014: A Year of Achievements

2014: A Year of Achievements

It’s that time of year again. We’re taking a look back at six standout achievements from 2014.

The Trendlines Group Update January 2015

The Trendlines Group Update January 2015

… EdenShield raises $1 million … Welcome OrthoSpin … Eran Feldhay attends J.P. Morgan conference … Saturas completes successful trial … Calling Israeli agritech and food companies …

Meet Our 13 Showcase Companies: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet Our 13 Showcase Companies: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet our 13 medical and agritech companies presenting at the 5th Annual Company Showcase — January 28, 2015, Shefayim Conference Center.

Meet Our 7 Expert Panelists: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet Our 7 Expert Panelists: 5th Annual Company Showcase

Meet our 7 expert panelist for our 5th Annual Company Showcase — January 28, 2015, Shefayim Conference Center.

Portfolio Companies among 12 Disruptive Technologies

date 05-January-2015
Portfolio Companies among 12 Disruptive Technologies

Trendlines portfolio companies ApiFix, CoreBone, Sol Chip, and Virtual Ports received a mention in Israel21c’s look at disruptive technologies to watch in 2015.

Spotlight On: Knee Repair Just Got Easier

date 04-January-2015
Spotlight On: Knee Repair Just Got Easier

Located inside the knee joint, the delicate meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage that acts as a shock absorber to cushion the knee. Arcuro Medical’s novel meniscus repair system is based on a technique in which the entire procedure is performed inside the joint space and requires just one entry into the joint. Read what motivated Lee Ranon, the Company’s CEO, to “fix” our knees.

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved Is Keynote Speaker at Our 5th Annual Showcase

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved Is Keynote Speaker at Our 5th Annual Showcase

Named “2014 Person of the Year” by CrowdFund Beat, Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd, is the keynote speaker at our 5th Annual Company Showcase, January 28, 2015.

The Trendlines Group Update December 2014

The Trendlines Group Update December 2014

… Trendlines presents at the OurCrowd Global Summit … Why join an incubator? … Welcome Escala Medical … See Nitza Kardish at the Pioneers Festival … Sol Chip signs with Netafim …

Endobetix’s Innovative Implant for Diabetes 2 Featured in e-Med and ITPortal

date 26-November-2014
Endobetix’s Innovative Implant for Diabetes 2 Featured in e-Med and ITPortal

Endobetix began to investigate the phenomenon of people who underwent bariatric surgery and showed a significant improvement in the indices of diabetes a few days after surgery, before the patient lost any weight.

6 Questions about Screening Applications at Trendlines Medical

6 Questions about Screening Applications at Trendlines Medical

Trendlines Medical receives hundreds of new company inquiries annually.  As VP, New Ventures, Edit Goldberg screens these inquiries and is most often the first point of contact with the entrepreneurs, physicians or scientists behind the […]

The Trendlines Group Update November 2014

The Trendlines Group Update November 2014

Video from awards ceremony honoring Trendlines Chairmen & CEOs … Omer Schalit-Cohen presenting at SpeedMind … Nitza Kardish presenting at Innovation in Agriculture workshop … and more news …

IonMed Appears in MergerMarket

date 10-November-2014
IonMed Appears in MergerMarket

IonMed’s CEO Shai Levanon is focused on commercializing its BioWeld1 product before a potential exit in 18 to 36 months.

ProArc’s ClearRing Device for BPH Featured in Israel21c

date 30-October-2014
ProArc’s ClearRing Device for BPH Featured in Israel21c

ProArc’s ClearRing system addresses benign prostatic hyperplasia (englarged prostate) without drugs or major surgery.

Steve Rhodes Featured in NRG Ma’ariv Article

Steve Rhodes Featured in NRG Ma’ariv Article

Steve Rhodes calls on the Israeli business community to raise awareness about Israel.

The Trendlines Group Update October 2014

The Trendlines Group Update October 2014

… Univ. of Haifa honors Trendlines’ founders … LapSpace completes FIM …

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