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Trendlines, IonMed & ApiFix Featured in NextInsight

date 17-February-2016
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Trendlines, IonMed & ApiFix Featured in NextInsight

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

Fast Company Names Sol Chip One of the “Most Innovative Companies 2016”

date 16-February-2016
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Fast Company Names Sol Chip One of the “Most Innovative Companies 2016”

Congratulations Sol Chip. The company appears on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016 list.

Trendlines Signs Collaboration Agreement with Japanese Multinational

date 11-February-2016
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Trendlines Signs Collaboration Agreement with Japanese Multinational

Trendlines in-house innovation center, Trendlines Labs, will develop innovative medical device products for manufacture and marketing by the Japanese multinational.

Singapore & 6th Annual Showcase in Times of Israel

date 28-January-2016
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Singapore & 6th Annual Showcase in Times of Israel

” … top Singaporean investors and business officials were in Israel to attend the Annual Company Showcase of The Trendlines Group.”

6th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase — 27 January 2016

6th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase — 27 January 2016

Our 6th Annual Company Showcase was our largest — over 400 attendees. See the highlights.

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

date 26-January-2016
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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 …

Spotlight On: Protecting the Kidneys in Hospitalized Patients

date 18-January-2016
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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

date 18-January-2016
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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
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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
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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.

Spotlight On: Delivering Protein from Edible Insects

date 10-January-2016
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Spotlight On: Delivering Protein from Edible Insects

High-protein food from sustainable sources and at affordable costs is needed to feed a growing world population. Steak TzarTzar has taken up the challenge.

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.

Spotlight On: An Automated Control System for Wine Fermentation

date 28-December-2015
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Spotlight On: An Automated Control System for Wine Fermentation

The ancient art of winemaking meets the technological capabilities of the 21st century with Enolog’s automated system for reading, analyzing, and optimizing the fermentation of wine in the tank.

GreenSpense Nabs Prestigious New Product Innovation Award

date 21-December-2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

date 03-December-2015
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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
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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
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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.

IonMed’s New Direction Documented in Israel21C

date 24-November-2015
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IonMed’s New Direction Documented in Israel21C

IonMed’s novel alternative to stitches, staples and sealants is well on its way to commercialization for applications including skin conditions.

Leviticus Cardio Achieves Successful Transcutaneous Coplanar Energy Transfer in Chronic Animal Model

date 18-November-2015
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Leviticus Cardio Achieves Successful Transcutaneous Coplanar Energy Transfer in Chronic Animal Model

Leviticus Cardio announces positive achievement of a preclinical study evaluating their transcutaneous Coplanar Energy Transfer (CET) system in a chronic animal model. The Company will be available at the “EUMS2015” meeting in Paris, December 3-5 to discuss the results of this pre-clinical chronic animal study.

Enolog Technologies Takes 2nd Place in Prestigious Israeli GITR Contest

date 15-November-2015
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Enolog Technologies Takes 2nd Place in Prestigious Israeli GITR Contest

Out of the many companies that applied, only eight companies (two in each of four categories) were chosen for the final round to take place on November 17, 2015.

Nitza Kardish Weighs in on the Future of Food in Forbes

date 15-November-2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

date 20-October-2015
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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
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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?

date 15-October-2015
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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

date 24-September-2015
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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”

date 21-September-2015
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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
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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
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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
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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

date 08-September-2015
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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
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Saturas Named Start-Up of the Week

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

ApiFix To Expand Commercialization Activities in Europe

date 26-August-2015
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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.

Sol Chip Technology Integrated into IoT Platform

date 17-August-2015
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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
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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
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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
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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

date 30-July-2015
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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)

date 27-July-2015
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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

date 23-July-2015
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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

date 19-July-2015
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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

date 13-July-2015
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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

date 05-July-2015
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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”

date 01-July-2015
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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

date 12-June-2015
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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

date 10-June-2015
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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

date 26-May-2015
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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

date 21-May-2015
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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

date 19-May-2015
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MiRobot Mentioned in ChannelNews Asia Article

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

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