The BIO International Convention
is the world’s largest conference in the field of life sciences, showcasing the world's leading companies and developments in the fields of medical technology and life sciences. Over 16,000 people from over 76 countries are due to participate in the prestigious biotechnology event. The conference will host heads of state, ministers, ambassadors and heads of regulatory agencies. The keynote speaker will be David Cameron, British prime minister from 2010 to 2016.
An Israeli national pavilion at the event will feature 21 leading companies, selected by the Israel Innovation Authority with the support of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI). At the conference, companies and professionals will share ideas, experiences, insights, and best practices on all matters regarding innovations in biotechnology.
The Israel Innovation Authority has been participating in the BIO International Convention for 20 years. During the last eight years, it has spearheaded Israel’s national pavilion. This year, Israel will be represented by 21 leading companies, carefully selected by The Authority. These companies represent Israeli innovation in a variety of life science fields, including:
· Alpha Tau Medical - successfully using alpha radiation to treat solid tumors.
· Body Vision Medical - a company that has developed a platform for intra-body navigation that is revolutionizing minimally-invasive diagnosis of cancerous tumors at an early stage.
· Brainstorm - seeking to find solutions for degenerative illnesses like sclerosis and multiple sclerosis.
· Sebana - developing medicine that helps stabilize the results of fat transplants.
· Nutrino Health- helping adapt nutrition to patients suffering from diabetes through digital monitoring.
Israel Shamay, the Israel Innovation Authority’s Head of the Americas Operations, said, “The BIO International Convention is an important platform and excellent opportunity to showcase Israel’s innovation industry in the health sector. Companies that have participated in this conference in the past later have closed important deals, raised funding, and forged ties with strategic partners as a result of the meetings held here.”
Aharon Aharon, CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority, said: “The conference is an opportunity for Israeli companies to present their latest developments and create scientific and economic ties with leading international players in the field. The Israel Innovation Authority aims at increasing support for a successful life sciences ecosystem and position Israel as an international leader in this field. The Authority is pleased to offer its many avenues of support to entrepreneurs to help them fulfill their potential, including our startup track and technological infrastructure track, as well as other funding tools and the joint platforms the Authority runs with more than 50 countries and regions around the world.”
The 21 companies that will be represented in San Diego:
Alpha Tau Medical, Amorphical, ArTack Medical, BioNanoSim (BNS) Ltd, BMR Solutions Ltd, Body Vision Medical LTD, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, FUTURX Incubator, Immune System Key Ltd, Neurosteer, TyrNovo, NGT Incubator, NovellusDx, Novotalk, Nutrino Health Ltd, PolyPid Ltd., Raziel Therapeutics, Sebana Medical, Taliaz Ltd., VBL Therapeutics, Smart Assays Biotechnologies