Monthly Archives: February 2012
a2b Fulfillment Attracts International Clients by Offering One Stop Payment Processing and Fulfillment Solutions to Companies Worldwide Greensboro, GA a2b Fulfillment, based in Greensboro, GA, is a third-party logistics provider that specializes in order fulfillment and returns processing, shipping and [...]
Tel Aviv-based Verint has announced the acquisition of Kfar Saba-based Focal Info, a developer of innovative online Data Crawling & Extraction tools and advanced software engines for data extraction from open web sources. The deal is estimated to be approximately [...]
Opportunity for Funding Renewable Energy & Efficiency Joint Ventures The BIRD Foundation has announced the next funding cycle for US-Israel joint Project Proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. To be considered, a project proposal must include R&D [...]
2nd in Memphis Seminar Series Organized by AICC Hillel Milo of AquAgro Fund Through a grant of the Lemsky Fund of the Memphis Jewish Federation, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce is presenting a quarterly seminar series in Memphis featuring Israeli [...]
Israel was well represented at the 4th Georgia Logistics Summit last week in Atlanta. Participating Israeli companies included Tefen-based StePac, developer of a comprehensive program for monitoring produce freshness and quality as it travels through all links in the cold [...]
Boeing presents at January 31st seminar Sixty participants from 32 South Carolina companies learned about selling to Israel’s Ministry of Defense at the January 31st seminar at SCRA in Charleston. Organized by the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region, the [...]
AICC Credited with Introduction to MUSC Rehovot-based IDEA Bio-Medical and Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced that they have completed the sale of IDEA Bio’s Hermes WiScan® system to MUSC’s Center for Drug Discovery. “This sale marks IDEA [...]
Bentley Prince Street, a division of Atlanta-based Interface, has partnered with Calhoun, Georgia-based Kane Carpet and Rishon LeZion-based Carmel Carpets to launch of its newest broadloom offering, the Global Vistas Collection. The new line of luxury carpets is comprised [...]
GREENSBORO, GA. – a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in value-added services, announces a relationship with kigo footwear (http://www.kigofootwear.com). a2b now provides outsourced support for inventory management and fulfillment,for the kigo footwear line of minimalist footwear. kigo’s [...]
Invite you to a special presentation featuring “Quasi-Periodic Materials: Crystals Redefined” Thursday, February 23, 2012, 5:30 PM Georgia Tech College of Management, LeCraw Auditorium 800 West Peachtree Street NWAtlanta, GA 30308 (DIRECTIONS) No charge to attend, but [...]
How OoVoo Became Teenagers’ Favorite Way To Video Chat Elizabeth Woyke, Forbes Staff, 2/1/2012 Izzie De Luca owns a BlackBerry, iPad and MacBook, is active on Facebook and has AIM and iChat accounts. But when the 14-year-old New Yorker wants [...]
COMPANIES RECENTLY CONTACTING US
While billions of dollars are being spent by the US, UK, Australia, India, NATO, Brazil and others to produce better tactical radio systems, this Israeli startup has gone and created a revolutionary tactical communications solution, free of the failings of today’s technologies. Military communications development budgets are vast – 17 billion dollars were spent in 2012 on tactical radio solutions alone. Superior communication is as important a tactical advantage as having the best tanks, guns and warplanes. Despite the massive funds invested to create a next generation tactical radio that can give high quality continuous transmission, the complexity of the task at hand has caused many development projects to be cut or scrapped before reaching their goals.
This company has developed a unique and patented technology using narrow band radio and efficient mathematical and networking algorithms. They have gone and produced a radical product that empowers existing communications networks with a technology that meets the operational requirements others are still dreaming of. They have created a buzz amongst some of the world’s most significant military organizations.
The founders are seeking suitable partners to assist in establishing sales channels for existing products, expanding business development, to fund initial manufacturing processes and to continue with R&D activity.
Ra’anana-based company specializes in the development and application of advanced trans-membranal drug delivery formulation solutions. Seeking introductions to strategic partners, pharma companies, medical research institutions and investors.
The basic drug delivery system, based on a micro-emulsion technology, was originally developed at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva. During the past four years the Company has developed a new advanced safe, painless and cutting-edge platform.
The Company’s proposed technology consists of Self-Assembled Nano-structural System (SANS) (Ø=10-50nm) for drug delivery or SANS-based Drug Delivery Technology (SANS- DDT) comprising of a versatile, bio-compatible, isotropic, thermodynamically stable drug delivery system made of pharmaceutical grade ingredients (GRAS). Management believes that the Company’s SANS offers an appropriate drug delivery system also for new and emerging biotechnology derived products. It will enable non-parenteral/needle-free delivery of biopharmaceuticals that are presently administered subcutaneously (e.g. insulin injection) and other medications that transdermal delivery would improve their efficacy but are not permeable through the skin.
The Company is currently engaged in three developments:
1. Continuous Transdermal L-DOPA/Carbidopa Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease (Patch); The Company’s approach may provide a clinically effective transdermal delivery of levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and to eventually achieve a simple solution for the late motor complications. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, there are around one million Americans suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 new patients are diagnosed each year. Medication costs are estimated to be around $2,500 per person each year, with a total economic impact of around $25 billion in the U.S. alone.
2. Nasal Administration of Parathyroid Hormone; Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is naturally an 84-amino-acid polypeptide. Attempts to develop a drug based on the recombinant molecule rhPTH1-84, which have been unsuccessful so far. In 2002 the FDA approved teriparatide, PTH 1-34, of recombinant DNA origin, manufactured by made by Eli Lilly with the brand name FORTEOTM (injectable). Based on the animal studies carried out by the Company, Management believes that the Company may possibly develop a nasal delivery of the PTH 1-34 peptides using the SANS.
3. Intranasal Insulin Delivery;
The Company has obtained, in a series of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics studies in diabetic (chemically induced) rabbits; approximately 20% relative bioavailability was obtained by intranasal administration of nano-sized emulsion (compared with the conventional subcutaneous administration). The percentages of bioavailability obtained were, to the best of our knowledge, significantly higher values than any value published in the literature thus far. In recent experiments with a new formulation of SANS we have succeeded to further increase the bioavailability of insulin in the rabbit model (unpublished data).
Rishon Le’Zion-based developer of advanced monitoring and control system for industrial, security and renewable energy applications developed a smart climate-control system for agriculture for greenhouses, dairy farms and poultry. Seeking introductions to partners and distributors.
As a result of years of research, the company presents an innovative comprehensive and transformational approach to Climate Control in Agricultural buildings: Greenhouses, Dairy farms and poultry.
The system provides
Full Automation of:
? Planning and Design Module
? Continuous Monitoring & Control:
? Different sensors e.g. temperature, airflow and humidity levels and smartly controlling the devices of the greenhouse
? Integrated heating and drying system
? Intelligent fogging and chilling system
Intelligent Expert Control System:
? Smart resolution of abnormal and emergency situations
? Generates guidance, alerts and reports to the end-user
? Fully accurate year round agricultural building management
? Assists in optimization of project design
? Increased yields
? Lowered disease incidents
? Lowered maintenance costs
? Lowered electricity and water expenses
? 80% Lower maintenance costs (water, electricity, agrochemicals, direct labor)
? 80% less CO²
? Reduced pesticide requirements
? Increased yield
? Ensures increased uptime, and meets or exceeds Power Purchase
Hod Hasharon-based International Telematics Company with more than 25 years of experience in design and production of Systems for vehicles, commercial and private, introduces a new line of Cellular based Security/Locator Systems for Personal Vehicles. The Systems use Google Map and GPS tracking for real-time reporting of incidents, such as: Car-Jacking, Theft, Accident, Vehicle Malfunction, etc. The units are self-maintained and easily installed. The Systems are also available for Motorcycles and Marine use.
The Commercial AVL (Automotive Vehicle Locator) unit is a 24/7 Real-Time Tracker with customized inputs per the Customer Requirements, such as: Security, Delivery, Transportation and Fleets. The Systems provide the latest technology for Security.
The Company seeks to expand its Sales/Distribution to Automotive Audio, Motorcycle, Marine, Automotive and Truck dealerships. Territorial areas of Sales/Distribution will be considered.
Haifa-based company developing cutting edge technological solutions to fall prevention among elderly people.
We have working prototypes, which have been successfully tested in a Gait Laboratory. We need funding to complete the process and start mass production. For this purpose we started a crowd funding campaign on IndieGogo: http://igg.me/at/B-Shoe
What makes B-Shoe so special, is that it is a “smart” shoe. B-Shoe is a shoe that detects imbalance at an early stage and rapidly re-establishes balance by automatically moving a foot backwards, thus preventing a fall. The balancing mechanism is integrated into a standard walking shoe. It consists of the following elements: pressure sensors, integrated motion device, microprocessor, rechargeable battery and smart algorithms all embedded in the shoe sole and heel.
Seeking introductions to strategic partners in orthopedics and the shoe industry, and investment.
Jerusalem-based company with 30 years of experience in handling tourists and pilgrims coming to the area, operates on tailor made yet flexible programs built around all kinds of requests and sorts of visits from regular Christian pilgrimages, cultural and luxury tourism. Company’s focus on a personalized touch when it comes to providing services; paying direct attention to the clients’ needs and requirements in order to make sure the programmed tour goes as planned comfortably. Staff is very well molded and trained in the tourism industry and can deal with anything related to aviation, hospitality tour planning and management.
Packages and the itineraries offered are based around Israel and Jordan, with capability of providing the large services from the moment our tourists set foot in Israel until the minute they leave. In addition to a full array of hospitality services, company also provides event management services upon request for occasions that travelers would like to celebrate.
Company is a member of SKAL International (The International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals) with specialization in incoming tourism to the Holy Land, providing services in a very personal approach and is certified as Travel Experts by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
Seeking introductions to Southeast travel agents and religious organizations.
Petach Tikvah-based company provides an end-to-end solution for drinking water in any public space by installing and maintaining a network of “Drinking Water Vending Machines” (DWVM) in the public domain. Machines provide water that is cleaner and healthier than tap water and cheaper than bottled water. This not only makes water available “on the go” for the consumer, but also addresses many environmental concerns by providing a viable alternative to plastic bottles. The city’s residents and visitors only need to bring their own bottle and woosh® does the rest providing a network of water stations that is intergraded with the smart city water grid. DWVMs will be located in public spaces such as tourist attractions, universities, parks, shopping malls and public transportation, as well as in corporate sites.
The core technology (Patent Pending) is an ozone-based water purification system uniquely developed for drinking water vending machines. Company has developed the first ozone-based disinfection systems with multipurpose capabilities: water purification and a unique bottle sterilization feature. Additionally, it provides real-time monitoring and is also the first zero discharge vending machine. The vending machine provides a modern graphical user interface; a fully computerized remote controlled vending application; and utilizes RFID bottles to make the refilling experience smooth and accessible.
Seeking introductions to potential distributors and to tourist attractions, universities, parks, shopping malls, public transportation, as well as corporations.
Tel Aviv-based development and research company, that is dedicated to a personalized, evidence-based oncological data analysis approach. Company’s mission is to improve the medical treatment and decision making of customers whom are cancer patients and or their doctors.
Highlights of company’s approach:
- Custom-made molecular analysis of tumors’ characteristics allows personalized pharmaceutical efficacy prediction of targeted therapy as well as chemotherapy drugs.
- Cutting-edge Lab techniques utilizing double-controlled NGS sequencing of a solid tumor tissue or “liquid biopsy based” samples (CTC’s or naked tumor-DNA), vast proteomics assays and a comprehensive tumor profiling analysis (including oncology-cantered exome or RNA-based analysis).
- A unique molecular analysis algorithm which takes advantage of the way onco-genes affects the tumor cells phenotype, thus allows to predict the relevant clinical applications.
- Scientifically approved, statistically-significant efficiency scaling analysis of all the relevant optional oncology treatment
- Fully-personalized, Evidence-Based data-analysis algorithm that concludes the relevant benefits and risks that should be taken into account for a better and wiser decision making.
Seeking introductions to key opinion leaders to join scientific board.
Lod-based company developed an array of unique behavioral biometrics-based solutions for the banking industry. Their newest solutions is for mobile devices and can prevent access by unauthorized users by analyzing the motion of a person’s finger on the touch screen. I thought you could assist in making some in-roads to the right person – maybe just to get an introduction and the attached materials in front of the right person. Here is an excerpt from some correspondence I had with Uri Rivner, BioCatch’s VP of Sales, to provide you with a bit more insight into what the company needs (see below).
The company is looking for a ‘mobile design partner’ or a large regional bank which can partner on a mobile integration test.
Ramat Gan privately held SaaS company which developed this advanced technology to facilitate the complex capital structure valuation process with proprietary technological innovations. AlgoValue simplifies simulations of portfolio valuations, next round financing and exit strategies and is an efficient support for analytical opinion. AlgoValue’s software also streamlines IRC 409A valuation projects and complies with the AICPA Practice Aid Guides. In addition, AlgoValue is used for financial reporting for stock option
compensation plans under FASB ASC Topic 718.
Seeking introductions to Audit & Valuation Firms, Venture Capital Firms, CFO’s of privately held companies, and investors.
Tel Aviv-based company dedicated to enhancing hospital and nursing homes’ abilities to administer medical treatments and to helping prevent caregiver injuries. The company’s advanced technology-based solutions are designed to improve dramatically patient outcome, while reducing costs. The company’s products will reduce care givers injuries and improve quality of life for people who have difficulty performing daily personal care activities, such as getting in and out of bed as well as for the professional nursing staff, caregivers and family members who care for them. The company has a few patents protecting their IP.
Product is a Hospital bed which is actually a medical device with numerous medical benefits. The unique patented technology of this product gives the ability to raise a person to a full standing position and all positions in between, having the one and only Weight Bearing Control System in the market. The Total Lift bed is the most advanced medical bed in the market having all the advanced features of the leading brands and so much more.
Company seeking introduction to hospitals and research partners.
Tel Aviv-based mobile solution that enables you to control your health by managing medical records from multiple sources in one place and providing real-time access to all your health information. The product gives you a complete view of your current (and past) medical condition, and tools to help you understand what it all means. Having a deeper understanding of your health, encourages you to be more engaged, make better decisions and gain control of your health.Visits to the doctor are usually accompanied by a lot of stress. Complex medical conditions require regular visits to clinics and hospitals and a constantly growing number of tests. Sitting in a doctor’s office, rummaging through a pile of papers, looking for the test results the doctor had just asked to see, is not making things easier.
This solution empowers people in complex medical conditions. From automatic management of medical records to reliable delivery of data and information in everyday language, the platform provides better understanding of what to expect and how to best cope with a medical condition at any given point in time.
Company seeking introductions to health insurers, interface with wellness apps, channel partners, partners for pilots, and investors.
Jerusalem-based software service company with the goal of repositioning Israel as a Quality Outsourcing Center and attracting business from all over the world. Company’s primary mission calls for creating many jobs specifically suited for orthodox women as a demographic of an untapped resource pool of talented segment of the population. Seeking introduction to clients looking to develop cutting edge products for a startup to maintenance and/or decommissioning of legacy systems; from large scale IT Programs to developing mobile apps.
Tel Aviv-based developer of platform that helps brands and brick & mortar retailers to engage customers, know them better and keep them coming back, all through a customized, plug-in based mobile platform. an easy, yet comprehensive one-stop-shop engagement solution that answer the retailer need and is also expandable up to a full featured CRM. Seeking to connect with medium-large retailers and chains from the food, life style & beauty and apparel industries, and with leading digital, online marketing agencies that may serve as distributors and partners.
Hod Hasharon-based company specializing in maritime security, business intelligence, resourcing commodities globally and lobbying for companies that want to develop and expand in difficult regions and countries. Company has also developed software and devices for local ,state and government agencies for public safety, monitoring city traffic, and crime prevention .Seeking introductions to clients and business partners in the Southeast.
Ramat Gan-based company developed an advanced voice recognition system enabling people with severe motor, speech and language disorders and communication disabilities to naturally communicate with people, control devices (tablets, PC, Smartphones) and apps (browse the web, play games) using their own voice. The company would like to enter a joint venture or commercial agreement with companies and organizations with the goal of implementing the system in new markets.