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Nitza Kardish: “The Great Challenge Facing Humanity — and the Israel Connection”

date 26-January-2016
Nitza Kardish: “The Great Challenge Facing Humanity — and the Israel Connection”

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish wrote this for ynet.

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 …

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.

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.

GreenSpense Nabs Prestigious New Product Innovation Award

date 21-December-2015
GreenSpense Nabs Prestigious New Product Innovation Award

GreenSpense, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group, received the Sustainable Packaging New Product Innovation Award on November 17, 2015, at the Frost & Sullivan 2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards in Frankfurt, Germany.

NeuroQuest Featured in Israel21c

date 21-December-2015
NeuroQuest Featured in Israel21c

Israeli biotech company NeuroQuest set to start U.S. clinical trial of its simple test to diagnose Alzheimer’s, the dreaded brain disorder in older at-risk individuals.

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.

ViAqua Featured in Article on Innovative Research

date 12-December-2015
ViAqua Featured in Article on Innovative Research

ViAqua CEO Shai Einbinder explains how shrimp respond to the transition from the open sea to crowded fisheries.

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.

Trendlines Agtech Hosts “Open Day” (Open House)

date 01-December-2015
Trendlines Agtech Hosts “Open Day” (Open House)

Dozens of participants attended the Trendlines Agtech “open day” (open house), Entrepreneurship, Technology & Agriculture, on November 24.

Trendlines IPO Completed with Strong Investor Interest

date 26-November-2015
Trendlines IPO Completed with Strong Investor Interest

Trendlines receives strong interest from investors during the road show; indications of interest from investors significantly exceeded the number of shares offered.

Nitza Kardish Weighs in on the Future of Food in Forbes

date 15-November-2015
Nitza Kardish Weighs in on the Future of Food in Forbes

Food experts are all but certain that we’ll soon be forced to find substitutes for our limited sources of animal protein. The solution, it turns out, is right under our noses and is already a familiar staple in parts of the developing world: bugs.

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 …

Welcome to Our New Board Members

date 08-November-2015
Welcome to Our New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome three new members to our board of directors.

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 Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish at World Agri-Tech Investment Summit

date 08-November-2015
Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish at World Agri-Tech Investment Summit

“For me, it was very interesting to see what a central place Israel is taking in this industry and how much we have to share with others.”

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.

Catalyst AgTech Mentioned in Times of Israel Article

date 15-October-2015
Catalyst AgTech Mentioned in Times of Israel Article

Catalyst AgTech, one of Impact First’s investments, was mentioned in this Times of Israel article on impact investing.

Who Moved My Tomato?

Who Moved My Tomato?

Articles on food security or the looming global food crisis generally state that by 2050 we will need to produce enough food to feed 9.7 billion people (UN Population Division). Recently, I felt we got a “taste” (so to speak) of what the actual crisis could look like.

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.

5 Things You Need To Know about “After the Holidays”

date 16-September-2015
5 Things You Need To Know about “After the Holidays”

Just when the rest of the Northern Hemisphere goes back to work after the long summer vacation, Israelis are quick to mention that some business activities or deadlines will have to wait until “after the holidays”. What holidays, you ask?

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.

Sol Chip One of EE Times Silicon 60

Sol Chip One of EE Times Silicon 60

Sol Chip was named one of 2015’s “start-ups to watch” by EE Times.

Saturas Named Start-Up of the Week

date 01-September-2015
Saturas Named Start-Up of the Week

Ha’aretz featured Saturas was featured as its Start-Up of the Week.

Sol Chip Technology Integrated into IoT Platform

Sol Chip Technology Integrated into IoT Platform

Sol Chip’s solar batter will be integrated into smart street lights from Gaash Lighting.

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 …

Trendlines Labs Signs Partnership Agreement with Rambam Health Care Campus

date 12-August-2015
Trendlines Labs Signs Partnership Agreement with Rambam Health Care Campus

Trendlines Labs will work with Rambam’s clinical leaders in infection control, endoscopy, urology, and other fields.

Sol Chip Raises $5 Million

date 09-August-2015
Sol Chip Raises $5 Million

The company’s solar battery is designed to replace batteries in portable electronic devices.

Trendlines CEO Interviewed in Chinese Media

date 03-August-2015
Trendlines CEO Interviewed in Chinese Media

Todd Dollinger, Chairman and CEO of The Trendlines Group, was interviewed in the Chinese publication, Newspaper of Organization and Personnel.

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.

Saturas Featured in ISRAEL21c

Saturas Featured in ISRAEL21c

Portfolio company Saturas is among five companies in this ISRAEL21c profile that is “using sophisticated technology to fine-tune irrigation … in the face of widespread water scarcity.”

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).

Trendlines Agtech at 6th AgriBio Expo 2015, Seoul, South Korea

Trendlines Agtech at 6th AgriBio Expo 2015, Seoul, South Korea

Trendlines Agtech was among the Israeli companies invited by the Korean Agriculture Ministry to exhibit at the 6th International AgriBio Expo in Seoul, South Korea, July 14 to 16.

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 […]

Trendlines Agtech “Cultivates the Next Wave”

Trendlines Agtech “Cultivates the Next Wave”

Young professionals in the agritech space met with representatives of Trendlines Agtech and its portfolio companies.

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 …

AgriVest

AgriVest

More than 350 attendees joined entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts from around the world for the 3rd AgriVest Conference on April 27, 2015.

ApiFix Reaches 50-Patient Milestone

ApiFix Reaches 50-Patient Milestone

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

Nitza Kardish, Dovy Segev To Present at Food in a New Era 2015

Nitza Kardish, Dovy Segev To Present at Food in a New Era 2015

Nitza Kardish and Dovy Segev will present at Food in a New Era 2015, June 15-16.

AgriVest 2015 in the News

AgriVest 2015 in the News

News items about the 3rd AgriVest conference on April 27, 2015, which attracted 350 attendees from 15 countries.

Nitza Kardish a Panelist at Pioneers 2015 Thought Leader Meeting

Nitza Kardish a Panelist at Pioneers 2015 Thought Leader Meeting

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish is a panelist at this year’s Pioneers Thought Leader Meeting on Energy & Environment. … BioFishency CTO Igal Magen will present the Company’s aquaculture water treatment system at the conference.

Saturas Featured in Kav L’Moshav

Saturas Featured in Kav L’Moshav

The tiny stem water potential sensor from Saturas was the subject of a feature article in Kav l’Moshav, a Hebrew-language trade publication.

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 …

MiRobot Mentioned in ChannelNews Asia Article

MiRobot Mentioned in ChannelNews Asia Article

ChannelAsia News featured robotic milking technology from MiRobot in this article about Israeli dairy tech.

Todd Dollinger in the Financial Times: “We Do Best When We Partner”

Todd Dollinger in the Financial Times: “We Do Best When We Partner”

The huge surge of China’s outbound investment is increasingly targeting brands and technology that China lacks in its home market, with private and state companies ponying up cash.

Virentes and Valentis in Forbes Israel Article

Virentes and Valentis in Forbes Israel Article

Two Trendlines Agtech companies, Virentes and Valentis Nanotech, are among the eight companies featured in this Forbes Israel article about solving the global food crisis.

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.

Metabolic Robots Receives New Orders from Strategic Partners

Metabolic Robots Receives New Orders from Strategic Partners

After very successful test results of its on-demand poultry-feeding system, Metabolic Robots received additional orders from two large strategic partners.

Impact First Investments Announces Investment in Catalyst AgTech

Impact First Investments Announces Investment in  Catalyst AgTech

Impact First Investments (IFI) announced an investment in Catalyst AgTech, developers of a technology that minimizes the environmental impact of agrochemicals.

Israeli Agritech Blossoms at Third International Agrivest Conference in Israel

Israeli Agritech Blossoms at Third International Agrivest Conference in Israel

Hundreds of investors and global agriculture experts from 20 countries attend AgriVest 2015 — showcasing the potential for investment in Israeli agricultural technology.

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.

Nitza Kardish Interviewed on Israeli News

Nitza Kardish Interviewed on Israeli News

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish was interviewed about agriculture in Israel on the news program Friday at Five.

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).

Lenore Shoham Answers 6 Questions about Screening Applications at Trendlines Agtech

Lenore Shoham Answers 6 Questions about Screening Applications at Trendlines Agtech

Lenore Shoham, VP, New Ventures, Trendlines Agtech, screens hundreds of inquiries new agricultural technologies. What does she look for?

3rd International AgriVest Conference to Showcase Potential for Investment in Agricultural Technology

3rd International AgriVest Conference to Showcase Potential for Investment in Agricultural Technology

AgriVest, a partnership between Israel’s Ministry of Economy, Trendlines Agtech, and GreenSoil Investments will be held at the Weizmann Institute of Science on April 27, 2015.

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