The US reimbursement environment is changing for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Understanding and building plans to maximize coverage and payment across the diverse US payer landscape and gaining access to US payers is a critical hurdle for Israeli technology companies. And few ex-US technology companies are prepared for this market. Failure to prepare can – and frequently does – lead to failure to commercialize technology, or significant loss of value on exit.
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Two young Israeli scientists - Tal Shprung (M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the faculty of medicine, Tel-Aviv University) and Alon Rayhman (M.Sc. from the Hebrew University, the faculty of agriculture) have come up with a unique idea for the biotech community in Israel: BioInform - a bio oriented magazine, that is aimed solely to the biotech community in Israel (pharmaceutical companies, medical device industry, biological facilities, academia institutions, ministerial offices and more).
by GERSON PANITCH, FINNEGAN
June 14, 2010
Patent professionals and U.S. Supreme Court watchers alike on high alert as a Bilski decision is expected before the Court’s 2009 term comes to an end this month. Perhaps no case is more anticipated than the decision in Bilski v. Doll, especially for those in high-tech fields such as telecom, software, and professional services. Over a year has passed since the Supreme Court agreed to hear Bilski’s appeal (June 1, 2009), and more than seven ...
This morning the ILSI-BioMed Week 2010 has finally been launched, with 7,000 anticipated participants that will take part in lectures and meetings with the experts and seniors of the bio-pharma and medical equipment industry in Israel and abroad.
Following the opening words of the event's organizers, ILSI and Kenes, the president of Israel Shimon Peres came up to the stage and surveyed the future of Israel, which will be based on advanced technologies and serve as an example to the entire...
Five Italian biomedical companies are coming to Israel, and are interested in meeting suitable Israeli business partners
It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know!
Relationships are the catalyst for success!
Do the above two statements look familiar? They should. They are the axioms of the Networking Theory (name not trademarked, invented on the spot). While networking seems to be the new religion of the business folks, I daresay that it’s been around for quite a bit. Even apes have...
Last week Medtronic announced its plan to acquire the American ATS Medical for $370 million in cash and debt - an offer that represents a 54 percent premium over ATS Medical’s closing price of $2.54 the day before.
The move is supposed to strengthen Medtronic's position in the expanding cardiovascular market. It adds to a series of purchases made by the medical device giant in the last two years, paying a total of more than $2 Billion.
In 2009, Medtronic has spent over $1 billion to ...
U.S. Health Care Reform Webinar - A Special Presentation for Israeli Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device Companies and Their Investors
Please register for this live webinar.
Drug and Biologics Manufacturers:
Medicare and Medicaid drug coverage changes
Annual fee for branded prescription drug manufacturers
Medical Device Manufacturers:
Essential Health Benefits Package
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May 11th, 16:00-19:00
Beit Chel Ha’avir, 15 Jabotinski Street, Herzelia
Advantages of Manufacturing in Israel
The seminar will focus on issues related to options, advantages and Governmental policies associated with manufacturing of Medical Devices and Biopharma products in Israel.
The event will be moderated by Moshe Mizrahy, founder of Nitzanim Medical Fund
16:00-16:20 Moshe Mizrahy - Introduction
16:20-16:40 Dr. Ora Dar, ...
A new research reveals that polypropylene tubes can contaminate solutions in the PCR and distort the DNA spectrometer readings.
One year ago, a group of researchers at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem reported a sharp rise in the diagnoses of a certain metabolic disorder. To those of us who live in Jerusalem, fear not. Other than the Holyland story, nothing really happened in the Israeli capital in the last year. The only change is that the lab at Hadassah changed th...
Medical apps for iPhone can be found aplenty, and soon to come are biomedical apps that interact with implants and monitor vital signs.
A few weeks ago I received my first iPhone, and ever since I’ve had a blast of a time. This single, tiny device, can take the place of so many other utilities: books, movie and music players and yes – even portable game systems. It all depends on the apps you choose to download to your iPhone, of which there is a wide variety. Of all the applications I ve...