US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange to Showcase
Israeli Brain Technologies
February 13, 2013 – Fifteen Israeli companies are expected to come together, May 6-7, with major U.S. stakeholders in Neurotechnology to explore business and research relationships at the US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange. Hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina, the event offers a focused opportunity for them to present their technologies and have pre-arranged meetings with leading pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and device companies, healthcare institutions, and investors in North America with the goal of fostering joint venture R&D, investment, and marketing alliances.
Organized by the Medical Committee and the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region, Israel Economic Mission NY, and the BIRD Foundation and Israel Brain Technologies in Israel, the two-day event is built on the premise that the United States remains one of the major hubs for innovation, development, and commercialization of new products for the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders, and Israeli companies working in this field have seen that the presence in the US is a critical step for success with its innovation and proven track record in fields such as computer science, nanotechnology and brain research.
McKinsey & Company conducted an analysis of the Israel brain research and technology landscape, and the report indicated that Israel is uniquely positioned to develop leadership in two areas of brain communication: the Brain Machine Interface (BMI) and therapeutic neuro-stimulation devices., and that Israeli companies working in this field must have a presence in the US as a critical step for success. Focus areas for the business exchange:
- Brain Tumors
- Mental Illness
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Early Detection
- Brain Angioplasty
- Brain Stimulation
- Interventional Radiology
- Targets for Drug Development
- Brain Training
- Machine Brain Interface
In addition to the MUSC, other sponsors to date include Womble Carlyle, CRDA, The InterTech Group, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast; Israel Association of Technology Industries, SCBio, University of South Carolina, and Clemson University. For further information, visit http://neurotech.usisraelexchange.com
About the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce is a bi-national business association with the mission of increasing economic development by fostering understanding, cooperation, and business relationships between Israel and the Southeast. Since its founding in 1992, AICC has been involved in completed transactions valued at more than $1 billion, creating jobs and benefiting the economies of both Israel and the Southeast. AICC targets a range of projects involving import, export, research & development, direct investment and joint ventures. Key areas of focus include high-tech, cleantech, life sciences, and security.
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Contact: Tom Glaser, 404-843-9426, firstname.lastname@example.org
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