June 28, 2013

Cancer Diagnostics

Tel Aviv-based developer of technologies for detecting cervical cancer using a smartphone. The solution is based on an optical coherence tomography (OCT) platform that can provide a scalable solution to the need for non-invasive screening and diagnostics.  Seeking introductions to investors (angels and corporate venture arms) interested in early stage cancer screening technologies, as well as research institutes that would be […]
June 28, 2013

Diabetes Management

Ramat Gan-based developer of a smartphone-based glucose monitoring system.  The user can easily use a smartphone for performing blood glucose measurements, share the results with caregivers, get Insulin recommendations, log in sport activities and food, connect to a data repository, and become part of a diabetics community. Seeking exposure to diabetes physicians, clinics, and patients.
June 28, 2013

Engagement Platform

Kfar Saba-based developer of a platform to drive positive community social change by fostering long-term relationships between businesses, individuals and social organizations.  The first implementation is promotion of fitness with members using their own mobile applications or devices to monitor and report their physical activity to the platform.  In turn, the platform will convert the level of activity reported (e.g. […]
June 28, 2013

Remote Learning

Lod-based developer of fully automatic, Cloud-based solutions for dynamic creation and management of multimedia knowledge bases and their synchronous (LIVE) and asynchronous (VOD) distribution.  Includes a powerful, in-depth review and research tools, and the powerful platform enables lecture capture, online lessons, live videoconference, Telepresence, video research, etc.   Seeking introductions to potential clients in higher education, government, military, municipalities, and corporations.
June 26, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Google has acquired Ra’anana-based Waze for $1.3 billion. The acquisition of the Israeli navigation app and traffic reports start-up will be completed after months of reports that Waze would be sold to either Google or Facebook. The company has almost 50 million users. Cisco has opened an innovation center in Israel along with Pelephone to develop and deploy a radio […]
June 25, 2013

AICC Elects New Leadership

The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region has elected its officers and board members for 2013-2014. Joel Neuman (The Coca-Cola Company) has been elected as chairman of the organization.  Other elected officers include Ben Fink (Berman Fink Van Horn) as chairman-elect; Jonathan Zucker (The InterTech Group) as vice chairman; Tal Cohen (My Seed Tech) as vice chairman; Jonathan Minnen (Smith […]
June 25, 2013

AICC Selects New President

Atlanta native Shai Robkin has been selected to succeed Tom Glaser as president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region.   Robkin will assume the position on August 1st, and Glaser will stay on in a consulting capacity to ensure a smooth transition through September when he will begin his retirement after almost 22 years of service to AICC. “Our […]
June 25, 2013

BIRD Foundation Awards Grants for two Southeast-Israel Projects

During its meeting on June 5, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $10.95 million in funding for fourteen new projects between Israeli and American companies.  Of these, two involve joint venture R&D between Southeast companies and Israeli partners: Ashkelon-based Curapipe and Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Milliken will develop a leakage cure […]
June 25, 2013

From the Leadership

You are seeing a new “look” in this column, and you can expect a different one in next month’s newsletter as well.  Of course, this is because Lorin Coles has finished his 2-year tenure as AICC Chairman, and as of August, Shai Robkin will be our new President. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Lorin for leading our […]
June 10, 2013

CTD to Distribute Surf’s Videoconferencing Solution

Greenville, South Carolina-based Computer Telephony Distributing and Yokneam-based Surf Communication Solutions have announced that CTD will distribute SURF’s Orion-MCU enterprise video conferencing solution all over North America.  Orion-MCU is a voice and video conferencing bridge that addresses the large and growing market of enterprise video conferencing solutions, extending the reach of video conferencing to every organization, including small and medium size […]
June 10, 2013

Teleflex Acquires Eon Surgical

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Teleflex Medical has announced their acquisition of Tel Aviv-based Eon Surgical, Ltd., a late stage development company that has advanced a minimally invasive microlaparoscopy surgical platform technology designed to enhance surgeons’ ability to perform scar-less surgery while producing better patient outcomes.  Eon Surgical is a portfolio company of the RAD Biomed Accelerator, and the purchase […]
June 7, 2013

NCR / Retalix Win Deal of the Year, Delek Wins Israeli Company of the Year at 12th Annual Eagle Star Awards Gala

NCR / Retalix won the Deal of the Year award, while Delek took home the Israeli Company of the Year award May 30th at the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region’s (AICC) 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala. The Eagle Star Gala is AICC’s community flagship event, honoring the people and companies who have contributed most to the Southeast-Israel business […]
June 7, 2013

SC Launch invests in NeuroQuest

SC Launch has approved a first-round investment in Israeli biotech company NeuroQuest, which plans to open a location in the South Carolina Lowcountry.  SCRA Technology Ventures, which operates the SC Launch program for the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), said the company will establish a US affiliate and clinical development center in Charleston. “Receiving this follow-on investment is crucial in getting our […]
June 6, 2013

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June 6, 2013

Insurance Claims

Petach Tikva-based developer of a software platform that manages the complex relationship between payers, providers, and patients in all claims that have medical expenses involved.  Automates claims processing, and can be used to audit bills.  Seeking introductions to health insurance companies, auditors, hospital groups, and patient groups for feedback.
June 6, 2013

Cargo Pallets

Zichron Yacov-based developer of an ultra-light cargo pallet unit load device to load freight and mail on aircraft.  Offers 40% weight reduction compared to current market pallets while meeting all aviation requirements and regulations.  Design stage is completed, and seeking investment for design validation and FAA design approval.
June 6, 2013

Auto Cybersecurity

Tel Aviv-based developer of cybersecurity products for automobiles for development, manufacturing, and maintenance.  Firewalls are configurable and compatible with all vehicles and can handle threats of taking over the vehicle, unauthorized ECU integration, vehicle theft using physical connection, and disconnecting the telematics unit.  Seeking introductions to  representatives, potential partners, and customers in the Southeast.
June 6, 2013

Machine Parts

Jerusalem-based manufacturer of high precision machining parts for machines used in electro-optics, laser systems, robotics, homeland security, aviation, telecommunications and medical devices.  Has the capacity to process various raw materials including special new plastics and hybrids in addition to all of the standard aluminums, stainless steels, and brass.  Seeking introduction to potential customers and partners in the Southeast.
June 6, 2013

From the Leadership

Our 2012-13 program year comes to a close at the end of this month.  It has been another year of positive achievements amid the challenges and opportunities of change with the staff executive succession and new volunteer leadership to come.  They have included meaningful assistance to Israeli and Southeast companies, completed transactions, educational and matchmaker events throughout the region, and […]
June 5, 2013

Economic News from Israel

eBay is setting up a start-up incubator in Israel that will focus on ecommerce, social networks, and big data.  It will be located at the company’s Israeli headquarters in Netanya. Modi’in-based Exalenz has obtained FDA approval for marketing its new BreathID system for the detection of the H. Pylori bacteria, a cause of gastric ulcers.  The company spent years developing […]