Eran Feldhay Interviewed on Israeli Radio

Trendlines Medical CEO, Eran Feldhay, M.D., was interviewed on an Israeli radio station about start-ups in the country’s biomed industry. Listen to the interview (in Hebrew).

Eran provided a short overview of the field, which includes pharma, medical devices, and anything that comes under the umbrella of health care.

Trendlines team in Shenzhen, China -- Asia Road Show 2015

The Trendlines team in Shenzhen, China, one stop on the Trendlines Medical Asia Road Show in July 2016 (l to r): Eddy Wang, Todd Dollinger, Andi Chai, Eran Feldhay.

Trendlines Medical focuses on medical devices, a burgeoning industry in Israel, including innovations in imaging, stents, orthopedics, and more.

Just as Israel is famous for innovations in other tech sectors, start-ups in the biomed sector follow suit. The creative element is a major factor in all innovation, Eran observed, and it’s no different in the medical field. The solution to a complex problem is a team effort, drawing on many disciplines to find a creative answer to a medical need. Israel’s track record for finding creative solutions to complex problems comes into play in the medical innovation arena too.

Part of The Trendlines Group, Trendlines Medical is a technology incubator that invests in medical device start-ups developing solutions to meet specific unmet needs. (Trendlines Medical leverages funding from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist).

Ideas for solutions come from a variety of sources: doctors who see the clinical need first-hand, motivated patients or family members who want a solution to a problem they suffer from or are familiar with, and the flourishing Israeli medical device industry itself.

Of Trendlines Medical current portfolio, Eran noted two companies as representative of the incubator’s philosophy:

  • Gordian Surgical, developing a device for suregeons to easily close the multiple holes made during laparoscopic surgery (for example, bariatric, hernia, gall bladder)
  • ApiFix, developing a minimally invasive solution for the treatment of adolescent scoliosis that can replace the current complex surgical option

Out of approximately 250 ideas that Trendlines Medical screens each year, Trendlines invests in only four to five. This doesn’t mean the others are not good ideas, Eran adds, but simply that they may be less suitable to the incubator framework and its expertise.

Eran invited anyone who wants more information, or who has an idea for a medical start-up, to contact him.

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