The 4th annual US-Israel Biopartnering Meeting
A joint sponsorship of the US-Israel Science & Technology Commission and the USIBC
At BIO '98, New York , June 14-18, 1998

More than 30 Israeli biotech companies and research institutions are registered to take part in the 4th annual ALLIANCE Program in New York, June 14-18, 1998.

Sponsored by the US-Israel Science & Technology Commission (USISTC), ALLIANCE' 98 will be an integral part of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) International Meeting, which is expected to attract over 3,200 leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The goal of the ALLIANCE program is to catalyze the formation of strategic alliances between the growing biotechnology industries of both U.S. and Israel.

"With ALLIANCE 98 we are virtually delivering the entire Israeli biotech industry to the U.S., providing Israeli firms a four day opportunity to showcase their technologies and meet with prospective partners in an efficient and effective setting" says Dr. Haim Hardt, President of the U.S.-Israel Biotech Council, organizers of ALLIANCE '98.

"The ALLIANCE series of meetings have been praised by previous participants as the best partnering opportunity in USA for Israeli biotech firms. We have already produced six major US-Israeli joint ventures, and numerous collaborations" says Mr. Eli Bismut, Executive Director of the USIBC.

The ALLIANCE '98 Program includes:

* Partnering Program: Benefit from extensive pre-ALLIANCE networking activities, which will include: creation of Israeli Biotech Profile Directory and pre-conference networking for meetings with qualified prospects at the BIO'98 Program.

* Prescription for Success -- Successful US-Israel Joint Ventures Workshop: spotlight on successful binational partnerships, including; BTG, Pharmos, Peptor, Johnson & Johnson/Biosense

* US-Israel Science & Tech Booth: USIBC members will showcase their products at the full BIO exhibition at USISTC's booth (3 days)

* Technology Transfer Session: take advantage of the largest poster session for technology transfer

* US-Israel Networking Reception: benefits from informal meetings with BIO '98 participants

* International Round Table: Recognition of Israeli Biotech by the international forum

To hear more details regarding the ALLIANCE '98 program and sponsorship opportunities, please attend our press conference at the Israeli Embassy, Washington DC, January 2, 1998, 12:00-2:00 PM, or call Eli Bismut, at: (301) 468-2915.

New York-Israel Matchmaking Program
At the 7th Annual Meeting of the New York Biotech Association,
October 16-17, 1997,
New York Hilton & Towers, NYC.

Dear Israeli Colleague:
We would like to invite you to attend the 7th Annual Meeting of the New York Biotech Association, October 16-17, 1997 at the New York Hilton & Towers, NYC. This conference attracts more than 600 industry executives and investors, from throughout the tri-states region which is well known for its strong support of Israeli business activities. The U.S.-Israel Biotechnology Council (USIBC), together with the Israeli Economic Mission, will have an exhibition booth with limited space to showcase Israeli biotech products. We will insert invitation letter for the 600 participants to come to our booth. In the invitation letter we will list summary of Israelis companies participants and matchmaking request form. You can display your company's brochures and promotion-materials and we will conduct On-Site Matchmaking, for the fee of $250 per company (free for USIBC's members). In addition, we can offer you a special group rate registration fee of $200 (regular $400) if paid before September 15, 1997. Don't miss the excellent opportunity to participate in the event that will test the market feasibility of your products along with the establishment of meaningful business contacts and networks. Due to the lack of time for the New York conference, please let me know by September 15, 1997, whether we can look forward to your participation.

The BioWest-Israel Partnering Event
At the 9th Annual UCSD CONNECT Meeting
November 10-12, 1997, San Diego.

The US-Israel Biotech Council is delighted to announce the exciting BioWest '97 Biopartnering Meeting at the 9th Annual UCSD CONNECT Meeting, November 10-12, 1997, San Diego. The UCSD CONNECT Meeting is the largest biotech conference in the West Coast, and will include over 400 pharmaceutical and biotech executives as well as investors and venture capital. Our program is a proposed collaboration of the US-Israel Biotech Council, the Israeli Economic Mission, Price Warehouse, and Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander Accountants. The Israeli matchmaking program at BioWest '97will have the following components: US-Israel Biopartnering Program US-Israeli Biotech matchmaking booth - 3 days, showcase of your brochures and Israeli biotech products. Evening reception and Matchmaking activities (optional upon funding). As part of the UCSD sponsorship, you are eligible to the following major benefits: Matchmaking program: exhibit booth promotion and in site matchmaking ( $250-non member, FREE to USIBC members). Recognition in the program, exhibitor program, signage and promotion brochures. Discounted group rate of $ 775 (a saving of $320 over $1095 registration fee). Promotion of your company through UCSD CONNECT publication. Don't miss the opportunity for unparalleled networking with over 400 biotech decision makers. Special opportunity to increase your presence and networking in the West Coast, the largest biotech region in USA.

Please circle your response by October 15, 1997,
and fax to Eli: (301) 468-2915.
I will attend:
 Yes  Considering  Need Representation  Send Brochures  No

Israeli Attendees:

Archaezyme Ltd.

Production of ultrastable enzyme from Archaeabacteria for industrial and research application.


Use of micro-organisms to turn vegetable wastes & low quality fibrous into high quality feed with high content of crude protein, lactic and acetic acids, carotene and B vitamins.

B.G. Negev Tech-Ben Gurion University:

Technology Transfer office for world class desert studies and technical engineering. Specialized in advance desert Ag, marine biotech, alternative food & energy resource.

Cato Research Israel:

Cato plans, manage and analyzes clinical trials and provides expert support to small companies on regulatory and drug development strategies.

Develop a proprietary approach to drug targeting called: Regulated Activation prodrug(RAP) that enables selective activation of inactive prodrug within the actual disease effected cells.

Hadasit-Hadassah Hospital:

Promotes and commercializes the applied R&D activities of the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Herbamed-Assutech Ltd.

Develops and markets nutriceutical and food supplements derived from medicinal plants.

Novamed Ltd:

Offers more than 100 different products for the diagnostics of microbiology culture media, autoimmunity, cardiovascular risk factors and the detection of Rotavirus.

Nova-Sorb Ltd:

Develops, manufactures and markets equipment for the production of absorbent for intelligent wound dressings, controlled drug delivery systems, and use with skin and surgery tissues.

Pharma Whey Ltd.

Develops unique Pharmaceutical Dermatological anti ineffective products from milk whey.


Clinical research organization, Consultation and monitoring services.

Ramot- Tel Aviv University:

Technology Transfer office, holds tittle to over 250 patents. Offer collaboration both proprietary technology as well as general academic know-how and contract research.

Sirotech Ltd.:

Rapid Non-Invasive Bacteria Determination in Platelet Unites

Yissum-Hebrew University:

Technology Transfer Arm focus on: pharmaceutical, medical biotech and agricultural .

Yeda- Weizmann Institute:

Technology Transfer arm, consider as the "Israel's NIH," the source of many Israelis successful biotech firm as: InterPharm, Pharmos, Peptor and etc.

About the Parent BIO International Conference
Registration Forms to ALLIANCE '97 (available May 1, 1997)
Iraeli Companies Participating in ALLIANCE '97 Program
Israel's Biotechnology Industry - a General Overview
How to become a sponsor of the Alliance

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