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Happy Chinese New Year 2014

date 30-January-2014
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Happy Chinese New Year 2014

Happy Chinese New Year — January 31, 2014 — the Year of the Horse.

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.

Spotlight On: Cloud-based Automated Poultry Feeding System

date 20-January-2014
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Spotlight On: Cloud-based Automated Poultry Feeding System

Metabolic Robots, founded in 2013, is developing a novel technology to provide poultry farmers with a system for automatic, real-time calibration of the amount and rate of feed dispensed. Dave Springer, CEO of Metabolic Robots, will present […]

MiRobot Named One of Top 12 Israeli Agritech Companies

date 19-January-2014
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MiRobot Named One of Top 12 Israeli Agritech Companies

Congratulations to MiRobot, one of Israel21c’s “top 12 Israeli agritech companies.”

Happy Tu B’Shevat — Celebrating Trees

date 16-January-2014
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Happy Tu B’Shevat — Celebrating Trees

This week, the team at Trendlines Agtech planted trees to mark the annual Tu B’Shevat holiday, which falls on January 16 this year. As the only agritech-focused start-up incubator in Israel, it is certainly fitting […]

Immunovative Therapies To Conduct Clinical Trial of New Cancer Vaccine

date 15-January-2014
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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.”

Sol Chip and Tadiran To Collaborate on Solar Battery Development

date 14-January-2014
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Sol Chip and Tadiran To Collaborate on Solar Battery Development

Sol Chip announced a collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries for solar battery development and marketing cooperation.

Spotlight On: Improved Closure Solution for Abdominal Incisions

date 12-January-2014
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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.

Metabolic Robots Featured in Meshek Ha’Ofot Magazine

date 08-January-2014
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Metabolic Robots Featured in Meshek Ha’Ofot Magazine

The robotic poultry feeding system from Metabolic Robots stands to revolutionize the industry.

Agrivest and Trendlines Featured in Epoch Times Article

date 05-January-2014
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Agrivest and Trendlines Featured in Epoch Times Article

Investors from around the world looking for opportunities in agriculture start-ups got a first-hand look during Agrivest in December.

Bizrael Visits Trendlines

date 01-January-2014
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Bizrael Visits Trendlines

On Sunday, December 29, a group of young people from Bizrael visited our offices in Misgav. Todd Dollinger, Chairman and CEO of The Trendlines Group, gave an overview of how Trendlines invests in and supports entrepreneurs, and […]

Trendlines Hosts Representatives from Henan Province, China

date 31-December-2013
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Trendlines Hosts Representatives from Henan Province, China

Representatives from organizations in Henan Province, China, visited Trendlines’ Misgav offices during their trip to Israel.

Spotlight On: Water Sensors for Precision Irrigation

date 31-December-2013
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Spotlight On: Water Sensors for Precision Irrigation

Saturas, founded in 2013,  is developing a miniature stem water potential sensor that can be embedded in the trunk of trees, vines, and plants to provide accurate information and enable farmers to optimize irrigation for […]

Sol Chip’s “Solar Energy Harvester” Featured in EETimes

date 31-December-2013
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Sol Chip’s “Solar Energy Harvester” Featured in EETimes

EETimes Europe reports: Sol Chip offers an energy harvester photovoltaic cell chip, the Saturn 100, that produces six selectable voltages from 0.75 volts to 9 volts.

Say Goodbye to Surgical Stitches and Staples

date 26-December-2013
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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

date 26-December-2013
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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
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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

date 19-December-2013
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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 […]

Keeping My Eye on Israeli Agritech

date 17-December-2013
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Keeping My Eye on Israeli Agritech

“I like to think of myself as an ‘almost early adopter’ of new technology,” writes Trendlines Marcom Consultant Shira Zimmerman in The Times of Israel.

AgFunder News Features Agrivest Conference

date 15-December-2013
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AgFunder News Features Agrivest Conference

“When you think of ‘Israel,’ do you think ‘AgTech’? Probably not, but maybe you should,” writes Rob Leclerc of AgFunder News.

Agrivest Conference Featured in Israel21c

date 08-December-2013
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Agrivest Conference Featured in Israel21c

Agricultural technology took center stage at the second annual Agrivest in Tel Aviv, drawing reps of major firms such as Monsanto and PepsiCo.

Israel’s Unique Approach Offers Opportunities for Investments, Partnership, and Acquisition

date 05-December-2013
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Israel’s Unique Approach Offers Opportunities for Investments, Partnership, and Acquisition

Agrivest, the international conference exploring the state of agriculture technology and investment, specifically focused on Israel’s R&D advantage, the country’s unique multidisciplinary approach, and its more than 100 years of experience tackling “food security.”

Agrivest Conference Highlighted in Maariv nrg Article

date 04-December-2013
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Agrivest Conference Highlighted in Maariv nrg Article

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Yair Shamir opened the Agrivest 2013 Conference in Tel Aviv yesterday.

Green Prophet Spotlights Agrivest Conference

date 04-December-2013
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Green Prophet Spotlights Agrivest Conference

How low can you grow wasn’t the motto of yesterday’s Agrivest conference and startup contest in Tel Aviv, but it could work for Rootility.

Agrivest Conference Covered in Forbes Israel Article

date 04-December-2013
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Agrivest Conference Covered in Forbes Israel Article

Steve Rhodes, CEO of Trendlines, in this exclusive interview with Forbes Israel says private investors have yet to “open their eyes” to the enormous economic potential in agritech.

Agrivest Conference and Trendlines Featured in the Jerusalem Post

date 04-December-2013
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Agrivest Conference and Trendlines Featured in the Jerusalem Post

Israel’s burgeoning agricultural technology industry has the potential to become a global force to be reckoned with, agreed experts at the Agrivest conference.

Interview with Todd Dollinger in Chinese Global Times

date 25-November-2013
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Interview with Todd Dollinger in Chinese Global Times

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger was interviewed in the Chinese Global Times.

GreenSpense Wins 2 Awards at 2013 International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition

date 22-November-2013
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GreenSpense Wins 2 Awards at 2013 International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition

Congratulations GreenSpense! The company took 1st and 2nd place awards at the International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition in California.

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 …

Interview with Mitchell Presser and Nitza Kardish in Globes

date 21-November-2013
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Interview with Mitchell Presser and Nitza Kardish in Globes

In advance of Agrivest in December, Globes interviewed Mitchell Presser, founder of the private equity firm Paine & Partners, and Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech.

Interview with Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish in Haaretz

date 20-November-2013
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Interview with Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish in Haaretz

Back when she was studying at Mikveh Yisrael, Israel’s first agricultural school, Nitza Kardish wasn’t content doing the jobs that were normally reserved for the girls.

Agrivest 2013 – Trends and Investment Opportunities in Agritech

date 20-November-2013
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Agrivest 2013 – Trends and Investment Opportunities in Agritech

Agrivest 2013 is coming up December 3rd, and Israeli agritech companies will be there seeking out their strategic investor or partner.

Calling the Crowd: Trendines Companies Ready for Investment

date 19-November-2013
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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.

Littlest Known High Tech in Israel — Agritech — Is Hottest Tech for Investors Now

date 18-November-2013
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Littlest Known High Tech in Israel — Agritech — Is Hottest Tech for Investors Now

Israel’s agritech industry is gaining notoriety now, even though the country has been leading the world in agriculture innovation for a century. December’s Agrivest conference offers industry professionals and investors the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Israeli agritech.

Israel and China Should Cooperate on Food Security

date 14-November-2013
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Israel and China Should Cooperate on Food Security

Trendlines is attracting the “interest of Chinese business leaders,” especially in the agritech sector.

Agricultural Technology Will Save Humanity from Hunger

date 13-November-2013
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Agricultural Technology Will Save Humanity from Hunger

In advance of the Agrivest conference on December 3, an interview with Yehoyada Mandeel of Makhteshim Agan, who states: Only agricultural technology will save humanity from hunger.

LapSpace Medical Completes Raise

date 12-November-2013
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LapSpace Medical Completes Raise

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

Steve Rhodes Speaks at Investment Conference in Brazil

date 08-November-2013
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Steve Rhodes Speaks at Investment Conference in Brazil

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Steve Rhodes presents to 270 investors in Brazil during a reception for Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson.

Vision Restoration Conference – December 11, 2013

date 07-November-2013
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Vision Restoration Conference – December 11, 2013

Trendlines Medical is pleased to be a sponsor of the Vision Restoration Conference, organized by the Afeka Academic College of Engineering.

Don’t Add Gas: The Israeli Patent for Aerosols

date 06-November-2013
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Don’t Add Gas: The Israeli Patent for Aerosols

GreenSpense’s Eco-Sleeve eliminates compressed gas in aerosols paving the way for new, eco-friendly packaging.

Israeli Device Makes Abdominal Surgery Easier

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

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

农业投资参访暨年会2013年12月2-5日

date 27-October-2013
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农业投资参访暨年会2013年12月2-5日

今年(2013年) 12月2-5日将在以色列举行为期四日的独特参访,在此盛事中,参加者能一览以色列世界领先的农业科技,前往此次旅程的投资者将出席12月3日的研讨会。

农业投资之旅对投资者来说是个难得独特的机会,能见识到以色列最专业的农业创新技术,并与这些研发公司面对面谈话。

ApiFix Completes 2nd Financing Round

date 22-October-2013
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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
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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.”

Sol Chip One of 10 Israeli Technologies Changing the World

date 15-October-2013
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Sol Chip One of 10 Israeli Technologies Changing the World

Which Israeli start-ups that are truly changing the world? NoCamels picked 10 … among them Sol Chip.

During World Food Month Look Toward Israel

date 15-October-2013
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During World Food Month Look Toward Israel

As we commemorate World Food Month in October, there is much to be both sober and hopeful about.  About 870 million people are chronically undernourished worldwide.

Waiting for the Doctor? He’s Already Received Your Results

date 13-October-2013
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Waiting for the Doctor? He’s Already Received Your Results

SensoGo’s unique device for gait analysis collects data while the patient waits to see the doctor.

Leviticus Cardio Completes NIS 4 Million Raise

date 13-October-2013
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Leviticus Cardio Completes NIS 4 Million Raise

Israeli development makes life easier for cardiac patients

Trendlines Chairmen and CEOs Interviewed on Chinese TV

date 07-October-2013
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Trendlines Chairmen and CEOs Interviewed on Chinese TV

Trendlines Chairmen and CEOs share stories and insights in this wide-ranging interview on the Chinese TV show 500 GLOBAL.

The Trendlines Group Update October 2013

date 03-October-2013
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The Trendlines Group Update October 2013

In 2012, we began a strategic and creative rebranding process for Trendlines. As an outgrowth of this process, we consolidated our corporate units (Misgav Venture Accelerator, Mofet Venture Accelerator, Trendlines Labs) under a single, strong corporate name: Trendlines.

Chinese “Deal Accelerator” Puts the Spotlight on Trendlines

date 01-October-2013
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Chinese “Deal Accelerator” Puts the Spotlight on Trendlines

Trendlines Chairmen and CEOs presented 13 portfolio companies at the China-Israel Investment Symposium, which was sponsored by ZVCA, China’s largest technology hub.

InnoLap Surgical Microlaparoscopy Technology Acquired by Teleflex

date 01-October-2013
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InnoLap Surgical Microlaparoscopy Technology Acquired by Teleflex

InnoLap, a Trendlines portfolio company established in mid-2012, identifies unmet need in minimally invasive procedures.

Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show October 14-18

date 15-September-2013
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Trendlines Medical U.S. Road Show October 14-18

We take periodic U.S. road shows to showcase our medical and agritech companies. Join us for our October events.

Don’t Miss the Premier Agritech Industry Event This December: Agrivest 2013

date 11-September-2013
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Don’t Miss the Premier Agritech Industry Event This December: Agrivest 2013

This year’s Agrivest includes two opportunities: The Agrivest Tour (which includes attendance to the Agrivest Conference) and the Agrivest Conference.

Baxter Buys Urine Monitoring Co FlowSense for $9.5m

date 10-September-2013
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Baxter Buys Urine Monitoring Co FlowSense for $9.5m

The global healthcare company Baxter International (NYSE: BAX) acquired Trendlines portfolio company Flowsense Medical.

A Candid Discussion with Steve Rhodes

date 07-September-2013
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A Candid Discussion with Steve Rhodes

Steve Rhodes discusses Trendlines investment philosophy and the spirit of entrepreneurialism in Israel with Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association.

I Hear Dead People! New Voice-Cloning Technology Could Give New Life to Silenced Greats

date 04-September-2013
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I Hear Dead People! New Voice-Cloning Technology Could Give New Life to Silenced Greats

Ever wonder what it would be like if you could “talk” to your great-great-great-grandchildren?

Omeq Medical in Globes

date 04-September-2013
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Omeq Medical in Globes

Omeq Medical was named on the “6 captivating start-ups of the past year” by Globes.

100% Market Penetration!

date 01-September-2013
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100% Market Penetration!

Steve Rhodes, Trendlines Chairman and CEO, asks: “What is the only product that is consumed by 100% of consumers?”

GreenSpense Set To Take Gas Out of Aerosols

date 29-August-2013
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GreenSpense Set To Take Gas Out of Aerosols

Truth be told, the aerosol spray container hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years; that is, until now.

An Important Agritech Resource

date 29-August-2013
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An Important Agritech Resource

Read more about IsraelAgri, the important resource for Israel’s world-leading agritech community.

Breakout Investment Opportunity in Agricultural Technology — Agrivest

date 04-August-2013
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Agritechnology is the next breakout investment opportunity in Israel. The Agrivest conference in December 2013 brings together local and international investors, scientists, government officials, and start-ups to explore the opportunities, challenges and solutions facing the agritech investments.

Sol Chip’s Everlasting Solar Battery Featured in Media

date 25-July-2013
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Sol Chip’s Everlasting Solar Battery Featured in Media

Sol Chip’s Everlasting Solar Battery was the feature of a number of articles in the international and Israeli media.

IonMed Chairman Interviewed on Israeli TV

date 24-July-2013
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IonMed Chairman Interviewed on Israeli TV

Yoav Avidor, IonMed’s chairman, explains the company’s cold plasma technology on the popular Israeli news show London & Kirshenbaum.

Trendlines Medical Q3 2013 Update

date 23-July-2013
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Trendlines Medical Q3 2013 Update

Trendlines Medical – Misgav Q3 2013 update

Globes’ Start-Up of the Week: CoreBone

date 13-July-2013
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Globes’ Start-Up of the Week: CoreBone

When bone is missing, bone substitutes provide a very real scaffold. CoreBone’s coral-based bone graft substitute makes a very strong scaffold.

Advanced Mem-Tech’s Founders Awarded Innovative Applied Engineering Research Prize

date 11-July-2013
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Advanced Mem-Tech’s Founders Awarded Innovative Applied Engineering Research Prize

Congratulations to Professors Raphael Semiat and Moris Eisen, Mem-Tech’s founders. They received the Innovative Applied Engineering Research prize from the Technion.

Italians Say “Si” to Israeli Biomed

date 09-July-2013
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Italians Say “Si” to Israeli Biomed

Trendlines Medical and some of its companies were mentioned in this article about the 12th annual Biomed conference in Tel Aviv in June 2013.

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