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The scientific life sciences conference IATI BIOMED in Israel marks 15 years of its existence

 May 24 - 26, 2016, David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv * Nine thematic routes 

The exhibition at the Biomed 2015 conference. Public relations photo
The exhibition at the Biomed 2015 conference. Public relations photo

The IATI BIOMED conference, one of the world's leading events in the field of biomed and the largest event of the Israeli life sciences industry, will be held for the 15th year, between May 24-26, 2016, in Tel Aviv. The event, which has positioned itself over the years as the main meeting place for health professionals from Israel and many from around the world, will include a conference with the participation of the most senior speakers in their field. Alongside the conference there will be an exhibition of companies from the industry and a unique complex where Israeli start-up companies will present the latest and most innovative developments in the life sciences industry.

The conference will serve as a unique platform for business connections between start-up companies, investors, multinational companies, researchers and more. Visitors from all over the world will come to the conference, be exposed to the many innovations, and experience firsthand the entrepreneurial spirit that is the basis of Israel's vibrant life sciences community. Previous successful conferences have hosted more than 6,000 industry executives, scientists and engineers, including 1,000 attendees from more than 45 countries and over 4,500 one-on-one meetings.

Along with the unique opportunity to get to know the latest innovations and solutions in the Israeli and international life sciences industry, the IATI BIOMED conference will discuss the hottest topics in the field. this year, The conference will be held in a new format and will be divided into nine thematic tracks: guaranteeing the immuno-oncological treatments; The role of robots in the healthcare system; neurological disorders; Personalized diagnoses and treatments, directed medicine and the use of biological markers; Innovations in the treatment of heart diseases; Medical technologies and their transfer from academia to industry; Information technology in the field of health and use of digital tools in medicine (Health IT); "The New Kids on the Block": Microbiome, Gene Editing and Therapy; Challenges and opportunities in early stages of life science companies.

Ruthi Alon, co-chair of the conference and general partner in a venture capital company Pitango, emphasized: "It gives me great pleasure to invite life science people from around the world and from Israel to come and celebrate 15 years of activity with us. This year, we are introducing a new and special format that will increase interactions between young and mature companies and old and new friends on specific topics and tracks of interest, with the aim of paving the way for business collaborations. Participants will be able to enjoy round table discussions, panel presentations, networking opportunities and product demonstrations, analysis of trends and innovation that are shaping the future of healthcare systems and the life sciences ecosystem."

Dr. Benny Zaevi, co-chairman of the conference and managing partner in a venture capital company Tel Aviv Venture Partners He added that "Israel has built itself as a leading innovation center in medical research and development. The entrepreneurial spirit of the country, along with its academic excellence, adds to strengthen the biomed industry, as it matures and grows. It should be noted in recent years the flourishing of innovations in the field of information in health systems and the use of digital tools in medicine, which are based on Israel's strength in the sciences of thought and engineering, in combination with advanced digital health systems.

As part of the conference, there will be a start-up competition, which will crown the most innovative start-up in the field of life sciences. The winning startup will be announced as part of the conference on Thursday, May 26.5, and will be chosen from the dozens of candidates who met the required criteria and submitted their candidacy.

Yaki Yanai, president of Pluristem and co-chairman ofIATI: "The annual IATI-BIOMED conference is one of the leading and most important in the world in the field of life sciences and as such is a center of attraction for practitioners in the field from Israel and abroad, who wish to create collaborations and be exposed to the cutting edge of innovations in the field. The life sciences industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy, with approximately 1,400 companies currently registered in the IATI database, which, among other things, works to increase the presence of international companies in Israel. The companies in the field employ thousands of workers from all sectors, invest a lot of capital in research and development and have the potential to be a major growth engine of the Israeli economy and a leading export industry. The conference serves as a central stage for revealing innovations in the industry and a place to meet the new companies operating in Israel."

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