Medical News

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 …

Endobetix Featured in Canaccord Genuity Report on Obesity

date 21-October-2014
Endobetix Featured in Canaccord Genuity Report on Obesity

The bile diversion device developed by Endobetix is featured in this report on obesity from CANACCORD Genuity.

IonMed Receives CE Certification

IonMed Receives CE Certification

IonMed received CE mark certification for its Bioweld1™ cold plasma system for surgical incision closure.

LapSpace Nears Market Entry with Completion of FIM Surgical Procedures

LapSpace Nears Market Entry with Completion of FIM Surgical Procedures

LapSpace Medical announced it completed a series of successful procedures, utilizing its inflatable laparoscopic retractor, on patients in the United States and India.

CoreBone Appears on CNN Marketplace Middle East

CoreBone Appears on CNN Marketplace Middle East

Ed. note: From the Grapevine referred to the OKCoral coral farm and CoreBone in its article “A coral farming lab that grows … bones?” by Jenn Virskus (October 23, 2014) How a coral farm in the desert […]

ETView’s VivaSight Products Highlighted in Anesthesiology News

date 28-September-2014
ETView’s VivaSight Products Highlighted in Anesthesiology News

ETView’s VivaSight visualization and monitoring devices were highlighted in this article in Anesthesiology News.

MediValve Announces Post-Market Clinical Evaluations

MediValve Announces Post-Market Clinical Evaluations

MediValve announced it successfully completed the first two cases of post-market clinical evaluation of its acWire Guidewire for use in peripheral vascular and heart catheterization procedures.

The Trendlines Group Update September 2014

The Trendlines Group Update September 2014

… Steve Rhodes on tech development … 4 companies on Israel 21c list … ETView exhibits at conferences … “Startup lessons” includes Trendlines Agtech … Spotlight shines on EdenShield …

EnzySurge, Gordian, IonMed, and LifeBond among Top Israel Wound-Care Innovations

date 04-September-2014
EnzySurge, Gordian, IonMed, and LifeBond among Top Israel Wound-Care Innovations

Four of our medical portfolio companies appear on ISRAEL 21c’s list of “11 top Israeli wound-care innovations.”

Start-Ups at the Forefront of Technological Development

Start-Ups at the Forefront of Technological Development

Steve Rhodes, CEO & Chairman of The Trendlines Group, shares his views on the role of Israeli technological developments in Industry, a Hebrew-language magazine.

The Trendlines Group Update August 2014

The Trendlines Group Update August 2014

… Trendlines’ founders receive honor … Welcome to Vensica … Healthfundr Insight interviews Omer Schalit-Cohen … Valentis signs MOU … Agri Investor features Nitza Kardish …

Omer Schalit-Cohen Interview Appears in Healthfundr Insights

Omer Schalit-Cohen Interview Appears in Healthfundr Insights

Omer Schalit-Cohen, VP, Business Developments, Trendines Medical, addresses capital efficiency, milestones, outsourcing, and more in this Q&A with Healthfundr Insights.

The Trendlines Group Update July 2014

The Trendlines Group Update July 2014

… Trendlines Acquires IP from Endo … NovoSpeech Receives U.S. Patent … ETView Receives Investment … Catalyst AgTech Appears on Canadian TV … Companies Raising Money …

Endobetix Featured as Globes’ Start-Up of the Week

Endobetix Featured as Globes’ Start-Up of the Week

The Endobetix device diverts bile in the intestine, lowering blood sugar and preventing the need for risky gastric bypass surgery.

ETView Reports on Two Clinical Evaluations of VivaSight™

ETView Reports on Two Clinical Evaluations of VivaSight™

ETView announces two clinical reports on the use of its VivaSight™ to achieve single lung isolation.

Trendlines Medical Featured in MIXiii BioMed Article

Trendlines Medical Featured in MIXiii BioMed Article

Trendlines Medical featured prominently in this recap of MIXiii | BioMed on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs site.

Dune Medical Raises $21 Million

Dune Medical Raises $21 Million

The Kraft Group and Carnepa Advanced Healthcare led Dune Medical’s $21 million raise. Dune’s MarginProbe device use RF rays to make real-time diagnoses during breast cancer surgery.

Migdal Insurance and Private Investors To Invest in ETView

Migdal Insurance and Private Investors To Invest in ETView

ETView Medical signed an investment agreement with Migdal Insurance Company and a group of private investors in a NIS 7 million private placement.

Trendlines Featured in Times of Israel

Trendlines Featured in Times of Israel

Trendlines’ medical technology incubator was named the best incubator in Israel by the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). Two Trendlines’ portfolio companies — MitrAssist and Advanced Mem-Tech — were named best start-ups of the year by the OCS.

The Trendlines Group Update June 2014

The Trendlines Group Update June 2014

… Trendlines Scores a Hat Trick at OCS Awards … Steve Rhodes To Address Agri Investment Forum … NeuroQuest To Open U.S. Headquarters … Metabolic Robots’ Founder Honored …

Trendlines Scores a Hat Trick at Israel’s Chief Scientist Awards

Trendlines Scores a Hat Trick at Israel’s Chief Scientist Awards

Trendlines Medical and two portfolio companies of The Trendlines Group keep Trendlines on its award-winning path.

Can Israeli Medical Technology Lead the World?

Can Israeli Medical Technology Lead the World?

Interview with Todd Dollinger, Chairman and CEO of The Trendlines Group, in the Chinese publication, China Medical Personnel.

Trendlines Medical Exits

Trendlines Medical Exits

News about Trendlines Medical exits and acquisitions.

Inspiro Medical Acquired by OPKO Health

Inspiro Medical Acquired by OPKO Health

OPKO Health, a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, acquired Inspiro Medical and its novel dry powder inhaler, Inspiromatic.

Analyst: ETView Stock “Worth Tracking”

Analyst: ETView Stock “Worth Tracking”

ETView picked as an “Israeli biomed stock worth tracking.”

The Trendlines Group Update May 2014

The Trendlines Group Update May 2014

… OPKO Acquires Inspiro … Gordian Completes $1 Million Raise … Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban … Nitza “Transforming Agritech” … Meet Us at MIXiii | Biomed …

Globes’ Start-Up of the Week: SensoGo

Globes’ Start-Up of the Week: SensoGo

SensoGo featured as Start-Up of the Week in Globes.

Omer Schalit-Cohen One of the Judges at TAU Innovation Day

Omer Schalit-Cohen One of the Judges at TAU Innovation Day

Trendlines Medical VP Bus Dev Omer Schalit-Cohen will be a judge in the TLV Start-Up Challenge, part of this year’s TAU Innovation Day, May 13.

Gordian Surgical Completes $1 Million Raise

Gordian Surgical Completes $1 Million Raise

Gordian Surgical recently completed a $1 million raise from angel investors, surgeons, and a private investment fund.

Trendlines To Establish Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group

Trendlines To Establish Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group

Trendlines and the Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group have agreed to establish an agritech incubator in Anhui Province, China.

Endobetix To Attend DDW®2014 in Chicago

Endobetix To Attend DDW®2014 in Chicago

Members of the Endobetix team will be in Chicago, Illinois, from May 3 to 6 to attend this year’s Digestive Disease Week®.

NeuroQuest To Establish Headquarters in United States

NeuroQuest To Establish Headquarters in United States

NeuroQuest will sign a lease to establish its headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Trendlines Group Update April 2014

The Trendlines Group Update April 2014

… Trendlines Labs and Sheba Medical Center agreement … Patent for NovoSpeech … Endobetix, NeuroQuest, and Sol Chip in media … Investment Event and Agrivest videos …

Omer Schalit-Cohen a Panelist at IN3 Dublin

Omer Schalit-Cohen a Panelist at IN3 Dublin

In Dublin on April 8? Catch Trendlines Medical’s Omer Schalit-Cohen on the medtech innovation panel at this year’s IN3 Medical Device 360.

Spotlight On: Novel Catheter for Treating Peripheral Vascular Disease

Spotlight On: Novel Catheter for Treating Peripheral Vascular Disease

Discover why doctors, investors, and medical device companies should keep their eyes on SiL Vascular.

Steve Rhodes a Panelist at iBIO IndEx

Steve Rhodes a Panelist at iBIO IndEx

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Steve Rhodes will participate on the international panel at this year’s iBIO IndEx, April 24 in Chicago, Illinois.

Study Supports the Endobetix Approach to T2D

Study Supports the Endobetix Approach to T2D

Endobetix advisor and SAB member Prof. Randy Seeley, who is quoted in this National Geographic article, explains the significance of the biochemical changes after bariatric surgery.

The Power of the Crowd

The Power of the Crowd

Trendlines Marcom Consultant Shira Zimmerman discovers the strength “of the crowd” in this article for The Times of Israel.

Trendlines Labs Signs Collaboration Agreement with Sheba Medical Center

Trendlines Labs Signs Collaboration Agreement with Sheba Medical Center

Trendlines Labs signed a collaboration agreement with Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel and in the Middle East.

NeuroQuest’s Prof. Michal Schwartz Featured in Israel21c

NeuroQuest’s Prof. Michal Schwartz Featured in Israel21c

Prof. Michal Schwartz, scientific adviser to portfolio company NeuroQuest, was the subject of a feature story in Israel21c.

The Trendlines Group Update March 2014

The Trendlines Group Update March 2014

… Steve and Todd on Canadian TV … Collaboration for Trendlines Labs … … Now Funding … Agri Tech in China … FDA for MediValve … Collaboration for Sol Chip …

Eran Feldhay and Trendlines Medical Featured in G (Globes) Magazine

Eran Feldhay and Trendlines Medical Featured in G (Globes) Magazine

Eran Feldhay, CEO of Trendlines Medical, was featured in this look at Israeli technology incubators.

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger on Canadian TV

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger on Canadian TV

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger appear on Canadian TV.

FDA and CE Clearance for MediValve

date 21-February-2014
FDA and CE Clearance for MediValve

MediValve announced it received clearance of a PMA (510(k)) from the U.S. FDA and European pre-market clearance for its acWire Guidewire, which is used during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedures.

Todd Dollinger Quoted in Health Care Publication

Todd Dollinger Quoted in Health Care Publication

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger was quoted in this German-language publication about health care.

Trendlines Signs Collaboration Agreement with Roper St. Francis

Trendlines Signs Collaboration Agreement with Roper St. Francis

Trendlines Labs signed an agreement for collaboration with Roper St. Francis Healthcare to collaborate on the development of new medical device inventions.

Immunovative Therapies To Conduct Clinical Trial of New Cancer Vaccine

date 15-January-2014
Immunovative Therapies To Conduct Clinical Trial of New Cancer Vaccine

Immunovative Therapies will be conducting a Phase I/II clinical trial of CRCL-AlloVax, a new cancer vaccine that “has potential activity against a wide variety of tumors.”

Spotlight On: Improved Closure Solution for Abdominal Incisions

date 12-January-2014
Spotlight On: Improved Closure Solution for Abdominal Incisions

Gordian Surgical, founded in 2012, is developing a novel, two-in-one trocar with a built-in closure device that offers physicians a simple, safe, and cost-saving approach for opening and suturing abdominal incisions. Zvi Peer, CEO of Gordian […]

The Trendlines Group Update January 2014

The Trendlines Group Update January 2014

… Join us in Israel for our 4th Annual Investment Event on Jan. 28, 2014 … Missed Agrivest? Watch it “live” … GreenSpense takes the “prizes” … Welcome 5 new companies! …

2013 Was a Multimillion-Dollar Year

2013 Was a Multimillion-Dollar Year

January. It’s that time again. A time to take one last look at Trendlines and our portfolio companies in 2013.

Say Goodbye to Surgical Stitches and Staples

date 26-December-2013
Say Goodbye to Surgical Stitches and Staples

IonMed’s cold plasma technology leads the way toward scar-free incision closure. This story was one of Israel21c’s most popular in 2013.

Spotlight On: A Novel Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Spotlight On: A Novel Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Endobetix, founded by Chen Porat and Pierre Shavit in August 2012, is developing a minimally invasive, nonsurgical implant to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity that mimics the hormonal benefits offered by bariatric surgery (reducing […]

NeuroQuest One of Top 10 Israeli Medical Advances to Watch in 2014

date 22-December-2013
NeuroQuest One of Top 10 Israeli Medical Advances to Watch in 2014

Congratulations to NeuroQuest, named one of the “10 most extraordinary medical devices and pharmaceuticals waiting in the wings to revolutionize global healthcare” by Israel21c.

Spotlight On: Safer Epidural Procedures

Spotlight On: Safer Epidural Procedures

Omeq Medical, founded by Lior Margalit and Oded Tsamir in April 2013, is developing a sensor-based epidural placement system for safe, accurate epidural injections. Their system will give automatic acoustic and visual signals to indicate […]

The Trendlines Group Update November 2013

The Trendlines Group Update November 2013

… Teleflex acquires medical portfolio company Innolap … ApiFix completes 2nd financing round … GreenSpense to represent Israel at Int’l Cleantech Competition … more news …

Calling the Crowd: Trendines Companies Ready for Investment

date 19-November-2013
Calling the Crowd: Trendines Companies Ready for Investment

For the first time ever, Trendlines joined with Our Crowd this fall to showcase four of our medical companies to investors in six U.S. cities.

LapSpace Medical Completes Raise

date 12-November-2013
LapSpace Medical Completes Raise

LapSpace Medical completed a raise by private investors, Trendlines, and Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist.

Israeli Device Makes Abdominal Surgery Easier

date 29-October-2013
Israeli Device Makes Abdominal Surgery Easier

LapSpace Medical’s unique retractor makes laparoscopic surgery easier and less traumatic.

ApiFix Completes 2nd Financing Round

date 22-October-2013
ApiFix Completes 2nd Financing Round

Spinal implant company ApiFix closed a second financing round of several million dollars.

ApiFix and IonMed among the 12 Most Amazing Israeli Medical Advances

date 15-October-2013
ApiFix and IonMed among the 12 Most Amazing Israeli Medical Advances

Congratulations to portfolio companies ApiFix and IonMed. Israel21c chose their products as part of “the top 12 most amazing Israeli medical advances.”

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