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 […]
May 14, 2013

Israelis Visit Oak Ridge, Tennessee for BioEnergy Challenge

A delegation of Israeli scientists and company executives visited the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee last month as part of the U.S. – Israel BioEnergy Challenge, a collaborative effort between the United States and Israel, and consortia of U.S. and Israeli companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies and research institutions to create U.S.-based partnerships for research, development and commercialization of […]
May 13, 2013

Economic News from Israel

Sony Corporation has invested $10 million in Herzliya Pituach-based Rainbow Medical with an interest in expanding its medical devices operations.  Rainbow Medical is a medical device accelerator built around the inventions of serial entrepreneur Yossi Gross.  Other investors include Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, and Birmingham, Alabama-based PowerTen Ventures. Ra’anana-based Celeno Communications was a winner in Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Award […]
May 13, 2013

From the Leadership

Long ago, we realized the need for partners to achieve our important mission.  They have included Jewish federations, governments, chambers of commerce, economic development and technology associations, and non-profits whose work for Israel is complementary to AICC’s. Thus, one of the four awards at each year’s Eagle Star Gala recognizes a valued Community Partner.  This year, we honor the South […]
May 13, 2013

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May 13, 2013

Heart Monitor

Or Yehuda-based developer of a state of the art hemodynamic application that allows physicians to better diagnose, monitor and treat Congestive Heart Failure patients in a non-invasive way.  Enables any medical personnel such as a technician, nurse, or even the patient at home to obtain various hemodynamic parameters, noninvasively, yielding a substantial reduction in the risks involved when carrying invasive […]
May 13, 2013

Parking Payments

Tzoran-Kadima based developer of applications for the parking industry offers a solution where users scan, pay and go with no waiting in lines or looking for payment kiosks.  Parking lot owners benefit from people getting in and out faster, and revenues are expected to increase by approximately 8% with no cash transactions involved.  Company launched a beta site in Israel, and […]
May 13, 2013

Infant Health

Petach Tikva-based developer of a range of tiny sensors that are attached to the outer side of the baby’s diaper using simple velcro, and are built for repeated use. The sensors perform various checks continuously, and provide real-time information on the infant’s behavior and condition on a wide range of indicators such as urine amount accumulated, breathing pattern and more. […]
May 13, 2013

Sinus Treatment

Herzliya-based developer of a revolutionary clinical approach to Chronic Rhinosinusitis management by enabling painless access, observation and treatment of the sinuses of an awake sinusitis patient during a standard visit to the ENT’s office.  Patent-pending, easy-to-use architecture combines disposable treatment tools atop a universal access handle, allows maneuvering through the sinus cavity, visualization, collection of accurate cultures or biopsy, irrigation […]
May 13, 2013

HP’s Yishai Amir to Keynote Eagle Star Awards Gala

Barbara Babbit Kaufman to Emcee AICC’s May 30th Flagship Event The Hewlett Packard – Israel success story and its important connection to the Southeast will a key component of the 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala on May 30th as it will be hosted at HP’s Graphic Arts Experience Center in Alpharetta, Georgia in Metro Atlanta.  Yishai Amir, the company’s VP […]
May 13, 2013

SC-Israel R&D Funding Agreement Announced at Neurotech Business Exchange

In addition to generating potential business and research relationships for participating Israeli companies, the US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange, held in Charleston, May 6-7, was the scene for an historic announcement of a bilateral agreement to further collaboration in the field of industrial research & development.  This agreement between the Government of South Carolina and the Government of Israel will be executed […]