U.S.-Israel tech exchange begins this week in Charleston

Staff report
Published May 6, 2013

The Medical University of South Carolina is hosting a U.S.-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange this week to provide American companies with access and introductions to Israeli tech companies.

The conference will take place today and Tuesday, and the event’s goal is to provide opportunities for joint research, development and investment as well as clinical and marketing alliances. Israeli companies Alpha Omega, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, Insightec, Neurotech Solutions, NeuroQuest, Tech Transfer Israel and Vaya Pharma are participating, among others.

Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and Israel Economic Minister to North America Nili Shalev also will announce an agreement to collaborate in industrial research and development. The agreement will create funding mechanisms for projects between Israeli and South Carolina companies and universities.

Event sponsors include SCRA, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, The InterTech Group, the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University, among others.

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