Israel’s First Life Research allows people to have information about medications at their fingertips

October 6, 2011 at 8:14 am | Posted in Israel, Life sciences, new media, Pharmaceuticals | Leave a comment
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In the process of seeking better health, being more informed about their situation and finding comfort and support, patients are flocking to social health websites by the millions. They seek medical information and at the same time share their own personal experiences and insights. Aware of this social health movement, health professionals are eager to learn about this change and its far reaching implications on patient preferences.

There are roughly 10 Billion patient discussions throughout the Web, but no real way to sample this surge of data and get a snapshot of what they’re saying. It’s a messy sea of scattered information, with very little consistency and structure. In this reality, patients and healthcare professionals can generate very limited value from patient discussions

Treato is changing this reality. Developed over 3 years by First Life Research, a company based in Yehud, Israel, Treato uses novel technology to understand what patients are saying in their own words. It is nearly impossible to understand billions of discussions in the medical field – one of the most complex and sensitive topics discussed online. Deciphering this data is a significant challenge, requiring combined expertise in both computer science and psychology. Treato identifies, analyzes, and understands the information from patient discussions, inviting anyone to search this data on treato.com and explore thousands of drugs and medical conditions.

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Israel Start Up – Illinois learns from Israel

June 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | Posted in ICT, Investment, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, R&D, Renewable energy, software, Start-ups, Telecommunication, Trade, Water | Leave a comment
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The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership traveled to Israel in March 2011 to experience and document Israel’s amazing start-up community. They met with various start-up companies, incubator programs, and venture capitalists to discover what makes Israel, an incredibly tiny country, so successful when it comes to new venture creation. they hope to apply what we have learned to inspire and enhance the start-up community in Illinois. This documentary feature was premiered at the Start-up Illinois Dinner on May 19th, 2011: Open link.

Thanks  to my colleague, Mr. Yariv Becher, Israel’s Trade Attache to the Mid-West, based in Chicago, USA, for sharing this link with me.

Israel Celebrates Groundbreaking Innovation In New IPC Brochure

August 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Agriculture, Energy, export, ICT, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable energy, Start-ups | Leave a comment
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International investors and innovation aficionados are invited to rejoice with the launching of a new publication celebrating Israel’s innovative success including a compilation of some of Israel’s most revolutionary technological breakthroughs across several industries, including in Cleantech, Agrotech, Life Sciences, IT, Communications, and Homeland Security.

The new brochure, “Israel – Global Center for Breakthrough Innovation,” produced by Israel’s Investment Promotion Centre of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour, bolsters Israel’s position as an innovative powerhouse and a preferred target for foreign direct investment. Israel’s innovative professionals are a central focus of the brochure, which emphasizes the country’s human capital as the vital component that binds together all the key elements of its success.

The new brochure can be viewed on the Invest in Israel web site – Click here

PWC Shows Sharp Rise in Israeli Start-Up Investment

August 11, 2010 at 9:20 am | Posted in ICT, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Start-ups | Leave a comment
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Kesselman and Kesselman PricewaterhouseCoopers in a recent report shows investments in Israeli start-ups rose 21% from the first quarter to $206 million in the second quarter of 2010, and 27% from the corresponding quarter of 2009.

For the first half of 2010, total investments in Israeli start-ups amounted to $376 million, slightly above the $356 million invested in start-ups in the first half of 2009.

The upward trend was led by the medical devices and biotech sectors, while investments in Internet start-ups bounced back to the levels of recent years after low levels of investment in the first quarter of 2010. The data reflects the highest level of investment since 2004 in the life science section, which combines medical devices and biotechnology.

Israel’s Investments Promotion Centre

Israel’s Life Science Industry Meets Global Healthcare Challenges

April 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Posted in export, import, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, South Africa, Trade | 1 Comment
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Recently We recieved many requests from Israely Life Sciences companies, specifically in the area of medical devices, that are interested in finding a local partner in South Africa. I thought that it would be a good opportunity to introduce The life science industry in Israel to you and what it has to offer. Full article.

Israel – where breakthroughs happen

February 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Posted in Agriculture, export, ICT, Irrigation, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable energy, software, South Africa, Telecommunication, Trade | 1 Comment
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Over the last two decades, Israel has become famous for its high-tech capacity, particularly in telecommunications, information technology, electronics and life sciences. Its capacity for innovation and highly-educated, skilled workforce has played a key role in its rating as a high-tech center next to Silicon Valley in California. Full article.

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