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 25, 2012

From AICC Members Habif Arogeti & Wynne: Medical Device Tax 101

The 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales is on its way. Here’s a primer to help companies prepare. By: Mitchell Kopelman and Ori Epstein Set to take effect January 1, 2013, the 2.3% excise tax on certain medical devices, which was imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will pose significant challenges to the medical device industry. Although […]
December 14, 2012

NeuroQuest Close to Validation Trial for Biomarker Platform in Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

NeuroQuest, a company of the Trendlines Group’s Misgav Venture Accelerator is moving quickly towards an important validation trial for novel blood-based immune biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The company’s biomarker platform for neurodegenerative diseases is based on the research of Prof. Michal Schwartz, Chair of Neuroimmunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science who pioneered the concept of Protective […]
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.
December 13, 2012

From the Leadership

As we close out 2012, it is useful to pause and reflect on the year.  For AICC, it was a period of continued success in delivering valued services to Southeast and Israeli companies.  Our strong outreach into the region, particularly South Carolina, are paying off in new members and deals.  Our educational programming continues at a very high level through […]
December 13, 2012

Economic News from Israel

Rehovot-based BioView has signed a cooperation agreement with Abbott Molecular Inc. under which BioView will develop an automated cancer screening system to carry out Abbott’s lung cancer diagnostic test.  Under the new collaboration, the two companies will jointly conduct clinical trials in order to certify the test for marketing in the US. Yokneam-based Given Imaging has applied to the FDA […]
December 12, 2012

December 11th Israel Innovation Impact–I-3—Event

Members Exposed to Israeli Mobile Technologies Over 70 members and guests were treated to presentations by 3 innovative Israeli mobile technology companies at the December 11th breakfast event hosted by at&t in Atlanta.  Sharing their solutions were Tel Aviv-based C4 that specializes in development, marketing and delivery of Command & Control systems; Netanya-based eVigilo whose mission is to enhance emergency […]
December 12, 2012

Outbrain Acquires Scribit

Netanya-based Outbrain has acquired Atlanta-based Scribit, (formerly Vertical Acuity), a content platform that allows brands to curate long form content from leading publications on their site.  The price of the deal was not disclosed, but it has been announced that the Atlanta team will continue to operate. Outbrain is a leading content discovery platform, reaching a highly engaged audience through […]
December 12, 2012

2nd South Carolina Mission to Israel Produces Deal and Leads

NeuroQuest Gets Funding, Looks to Open US Center in State Under the auspices of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, a delegation of the state’s business, university, and economic development leaders travelled throughout Israel, December 1-6, for a weeklong mission to pursue economic, trade, and research opportunities with counterparts in that country.  Their itinerary included visits to Israel’s major research universities, meetings […]
December 12, 2012

NCR to Acquire Retalix

Duluth, Georgia-based NCR Corporation has announced a definitive agreement for NCR to acquire Raanana-based Retalix, a leading global provider of innovative retail software and services, for a transaction value of approximately $650 million that is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013.  NCR is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with […]