Mayo Clinic to collaborate with Israeli startups

The Mayo Clinic initiative aims to accelerate innovation and the availability of Israeli startups medical innovations to the US. New Mayo Clinic Israeli Startups Initiative

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Mayo Clinic is launching a unique effort to promote collaborations among promising Israeli startup companies and Mayo Clinic innovators. The Mayo Clinic Israeli Startups initiative will encourage collaboration among Israeli health care startup companies and Mayo Clinic to accelerate availability of medical innovations to the public. This initiative will also introduce Israeli health care technology to the US through the outreach and collaborations among physicians and scientists to advance the development of new discoveries for the benefit of patients everywhere.

Mayo Clinic will announce this entrepreneurial initiative, to be managed by Mayo Clinic Ventures, the commercialization office of Mayo Clinic, at Israeli Advanced Technology (IATI) Biomed 2016. This conference, to be held May 24–May 26 in Tel Aviv, Israel, is the leading event for Israel’s life sciences industry. The conference brings together industry experts from around the globe.

“We are excited to launch this initiative at this premier life sciences global gathering and look forward to advancing the research and development innovations that have high potential to alleviate the burdens of human disease, ” says Amir Lerman, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Israeli Startup Initiative and a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.

“Israel has been at the leading edge of life sciences and biomedical technology, ” says James Rogers, chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures. “We are grateful for the opportunity to reach out to the Israeli startups through this initiative, as they are a part of one of the most vibrant innovation communities in the world.”

The initiative begins with financial support by Paul and Elisabeth Merage of the Merage Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training high-tech Israeli entrepreneurs and facilitating their collaboration with U.S. partners.

The Mayo Clinic Israeli Startups Initiative will fund sponsored research and co-development activities among Mayo Clinic and Israeli startups that demonstrate innovation and commercial potential.



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