February 12, 2013

Cancer Treatment

Mohsav Maor-based company aims to advance the personalized treatment of cancers common to children, adolescents and young adults.  Lead product is a microRNA-based predictive test for the early prognosis and monitoring of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patients, offering reliable and reproducible, patient-specific results within 2 days of diagnosis vs. up to 12 weeks for currently available MRD tests.  Created at Schneider’s […]
February 12, 2013

Medication Compliance

Even Yehuda-based developer of a cloud / mobile medication compliance solution, giving end users access to a multi-layered application that combines medication management tools, targeted education, a support community of family, friends, care takers and fellow patients, incentives and gamification elements.  Uses proprietary software to analyze massive data sets to generate real-time monitoring, and uses predictive behavioral analysis and statistics […]
February 12, 2013

Cisco to Buy Intucell

Cisco, with major operations in Atlanta, has announced its intent to acquire Ra’anana-based Intucell that has its US headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Upon the close in the third quarter, Intucell employees will be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Mobility Group, and under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $475 million in cash and retention-based incentives. Intucell provides […]
February 12, 2013

SintecMedia Acquires Argo Systems

Jerusalem-based broadcast management software provider SintecMedia has acquired Atlanta-based Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. The deal brings together SintecMedia’s powerful OnAir® scalable, all-in-one broadcast management solution for media companies and its line of related products with Argo Systems’ unparalleled management solutions exclusively designed for Pay TV channels and multichannel video […]
February 12, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Atlanta-based NCR Corporation has completed its $650 million cash acquisition of Ra’anana-based Retalix.  With the closing of the acquisition, Retalix has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCR, and will be delisted from the TASE and NASDAQ. Tel Aviv-based Verint Systems has completed its separation from former parent company Comverse Technology by issuing 27.5 million shares to Comverse shareholders.  Verint has a […]
January 11, 2013

NSA Set to Launch JuicePlus in Tel Aviv this Month

Memphis, Tennessee-based  NSA International has chosen Israel as its next international market for their JuicePlus product line.  The country will be their 24th global market after 20 years establishing the popular nutriceutical supplement in the US and other countries. JuicePlus was invented by “Smokey” Santillo, the company’s founder, as a way to get the nutrition from fruits and vegetables in […]
January 11, 2013

AICC Now Accepting Israeli Company Applications for Investment

Members Encouraged to Participate After several months of examining the funding needs of Israeli companies and getting feedback from Southeast investors, the Chamber’s Capital Funding Committee now has its mechanism in place for Israeli companies to apply for investment.  According to the committee’s chairman Randall Foster (Vumii), the system selected is the web-based GUST program that is used by angel […]
January 11, 2013

Microsoft Israel Incubator Opens Second Session

Some of Israeli Start Ups to Come to Atlanta for “Flashpoint” Training Microsoft Israel R&D center’s incubator in Herzliya – the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure – launched its second session last month. Thirteen Israeli start ups are participating in this session having been selected from 300 candidates. The session will last four months, and some of the startups will […]
January 11, 2013

Physical Therapy

Netanya-based developer of innovative physical therapy solutions for hospital, primary and home care use offers products that utilize wearable motion capture devices and dedicated rehabilitation software, allowing patients with upper and/or lower extremity movement dysfunction to practice intensive virtual functional task training of single and multi joints.  The systems implement impairment oriented training with augmented motion feedback to give a […]
January 11, 2013

Smart Films

Ramat Gan-based developer and manufacturer of Liquid Crystal based electro optical films that  provide privacy on demand with a switch of a button.  Already used in various markets, and applications enable the creation of innovative solutions for a wide range of products including Privacy Glass, Home Appliances, Interactive 3-D, Rear Projection, Sportswear, Optical Medical Devices and other customizable solutions.   Seeking […]
January 11, 2013

Mass Alerts

Netanya based designer and developer of a fully-integrated mass alert platform that can reach millions of people in just seconds, to substantially improve personal safety and save lives. Messages are sent location based and simultaneously across a variety of networks such as mobile, TV, radio, sirens, pagers and Internet. Already has clients in Israel and more than 30 countries worldwide. […]
January 11, 2013

Nutrition Education

Tnuvot-based developer of simple and fun nutrition education tools for toddlers and parents.  Existing products include 5 plate sets for 5 meals a day displaying relevant food groups only, portion size control, and food variety of each food group; and a kitchen table booklet offering ongoing exposure to nutrition basics beyond mealtime and additional information tips and information for parents.  […]
January 10, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Jerusalem-Brainsway has obtained FDA clearance for use of its deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) device for the treatment of depression in patients who fail to respond to therapeutics during a depression episode. MUSC in Charleston was one of the primary clinical trial sites that led to this approval. Kadima-based IDE Technologies has signed a $150 million contract to plan and […]
January 7, 2013

Sponsor Message

Williams Benator & Libby, LLP is a 30-year old full service CPA and consulting firm.  While based in Atlanta, its footprint expands internationally through its network of firms worldwide, Russell Bedford International.  WBL clients include multi-state/international businesses, high net worth individuals/families, estates, trusts and nonprofits.  Audit, tax, trustee services and M&A are among the many services WBL provides.  www.wblcpa.com
January 6, 2013

EndoChoice Merges With Peer Medical

Deal Expands Product Line With Revolutionary Endoscope Alpharetta, Georgia-based EndoChoice has announced that it will merge with Peer Medical Ltd., a privately held Israeli company developing innovative endoscopy technology. The combined company will operate under the EndoChoice name and be headquartered in metro Atlanta with its R&D center based in Caesaria, Israel  and a manufacturing plant is to be established […]
December 13, 2012

Sponsor Message

Darrie Schlesinger AXA Advisors I provide assistance to business owners in the following areas of planning: 1. Estate and Business Succession Planning 2. Executive Non Qualified Benefits for Key Employees 3. Design & implementation of “tax efficient plans modeled for the highly compensated using institutional distribution system. 4. Employee Benefit Design and Implementation to include:     Qualified Retirement Plans (401(k), SEP, […]
December 13, 2012

Smart Faucet

Haifa-based developer of a unique and patented digital shower system that sets new standards for significant reduction of water consumption and energy usage in showers, along with monitoring abilities like water pressure inside the pipes, circulation temperature, etc.  Conducting a pilot at the David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv, and seeking introduction to investors, partners, and customers in the Southeast.
December 13, 2012

Escape Systems

Jerusalem-based company offers personal rescue and evacuation devices that have been developed in the last 5 years in Israel. The devices are simple to operate, many of them do not require prior installation, and enable escape from any opening without requiring additional assistance.  Seeking introduction to high-rise tenants, building management and owners, municipalities and institutions, and emergency services.
December 13, 2012

Weight Loss

Haifa-based developer of a simple, easy-to-use device that reduces the size of bites and slows eating, thus causing users to eat slower, become aware of each bite, and consume fewer calories.  User inserts the intra-oral disposable device between the teeth in the upper and lower jaws using an applicator, and is easily removed after the meal.  Seeking investment and introduction […]
December 13, 2012

Mobile Management

Tel Aviv-based developer of a platform that provides the latest innovation in Mobile Workforce & Fleet Management that gives companies the tools for running and managing a well functioned organization, helps cost reduction, saves man hours, and improves organization efficiency and productivity. Seeking introductions to mobile operators and VARs.