News & Events (130)

UltraSight and Mayo Clinic join forces for AI-driven cardiac care

06 June, 2024

The partnership aims to develop algorithms for the analysis and interpretation of cardiac ultrasound images.

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Tracells Emerges as a Pioneer in Gastrointestinal Diagnostics and Therapeutics

10 March, 2024

We pioneer non-invasive stool tests, leveraging patient transcriptome & an AI-driven classifier, for advanced transcriptomics and precise diagnostics of IBD

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Exciting News in Insect Agriculture!

19 February, 2024

Congratulations FreezeM, A spinoff company of Yeda, on securing a $14.2 Million series A round!

Your innovative 'breeding-as-a-service' model is set to revolutionize the insect farming industry, decoupling BSF breeding from rearing and processing makes protein production more efficient and simpler to scale. A big shoutout to Yuval Gilad and the entire FreezeM team for this tremendous milestone achievement. Looking forward to witnessing the positive impact on BSF farming and waste management with this cutting-edge approach!



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Israeli institute finds new effective cancer treatment using immune cells

18 January, 2024

Weizmann Institute researchers have applied for a patent and seek commercialization

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The Link Between Academia and Industry

08 January, 2024

A technology transfer company affiliated with the Weizmann Institute of Science has been engaged in the commercialization of scientific developments since 1959. "We helped bring dozens of startups and a variety of life-saving drugs to the world," says Dr. Opher Shapira, who heads the company and is responsible for the transition of scientific ideas into business enterprises

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SLAM BioTherapeutics, a promising biotechnology company

07 January, 2024

SLAM BioTherapeutics, a promising biotechnology company, dedicated to novel oncology and autoimmune therapies, announces a seed round of over $8 Million to advance its portfolio of antibodies. The company’s suite of antibodies targets a novel cell surface receptor expressed in the tumor microenvironment.

Leading the investment was Schwartz Capital Group. The funds raised will support SLAM Bio’s pre-clinical development efforts and facilitate Investigational New Drug (IND) enabling studies for its lead asset.

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A New Publication Highlights the Use of cResponse in the Assessment of Response to Platinum and PARP Inhibitors in Germline BRCA-Associated Pancreatic Cancer

12 December, 2023

Yeda is excited to share more news originating from Curesponse, a commercial stage precision oncology company, which developed the cResponse™ platform, a functional-genomics oncology drug prioritization technology, that enables the precise determination of optimal drug treatments for individual cancer patients.

Curesponse is a spinoff company of Yeda.

This time Curesponse collaborated with Prof. Talia Golan, Head of the Pancreatic Cancer Center at Sheba medical hospital, which is ranked one of the top 10 hospitals in the world by Newsweek.

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The Link Between Academia and Industry (TheMarker - Hebrew Article)

28 November, 2023

Yeda has been involved in the commercialization of scientific developments since 1959. "We have helped bring dozens of start-up companies and a variety of life-saving drugs to the world," says Dr. Opher Shapira, who heads the company and is responsible for the transition between a scientific idea and a business company

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Exciting Breakthrough in Personalized Cancer Treatment!

02 July, 2023

Yeda is thrilled to share news originating from Curesponse, which has developed a technology that enables the precise determination of optimal drug treatments for individual cancer patients.

This ground-breaking technology facilitates the analysis of samples extracted from cancerous tumors, providing oncologists with the means to assess the efficacy of different drugs on the patient's specific tumor.

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ECM Dynamics

28 June, 2023

Here’s what you missed from this exciting event last week on ECM Dynamics, organized by Prof. Irit Sagi at the Weizmann Institute of Science:

Experts convened to explore the vital role of ECM homeostasis and remodeling events in health and disease.

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Exciting news!

25 June, 2023

UltraSight and EchoNous Inc. have joined forces to enhance accessibility in cardiac ultrasound, empowering patients and healthcare providers alike. This partnership brings together Ultrasight's expertise in ultrasound solutions with Echonous' innovative technology, resulting in a breakthrough platform that improves patient experiences while maintaining diagnostic accuracy.

By making cardiac ultrasound more accessible and user-friendly, we aim to revolutionize the delivery of cardiac care.

Learn more about this transformative collaboration here:

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This company is changing the way we think about computers! 

11 June, 2023

LightSolver, a spinoff company of Yeda - Technology Transfer Company of Weizmann Institute of Science, has been gaining well-deserved recognition as it works toward revolutionizing computing.

CEO & Co-Founder, Ruti Ben Shlomi, was recently featured in the acclaimed "Faces in Photonics" series by Laser Focus World.

In the feature, Ruti discusses the groundbreaking laser-based processing unit pioneered at LightSolver, developed in the lab of Nir Davidson at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Congratulations to our spinoff company, Larkspur Biosciences on closing the recent $35.5 million financing round!

24 May, 2023

The #biotech company is spearheading a groundbreaking mission to revolutionize #cancer treatment, working on developing cutting-edge precision #immunotherapies that have the power to outsmart cancer by specifically targeting the devious ways tumors hijack the immune system.

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Introducing Prof. Ron Naaman, from the department of Chemical Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science

15 May, 2023

His remarkable achievements have earned him the 2023 Chirality Medal, recognizing his groundbreaking discoveries in molecular physics and quantum state of matter that can be useful for various applications, such as chemical, light and bio-sensors, chemical patterning, and spin filtering in spintronic devices.

Delve deeper into the remarkable work of Prof. Naaman

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Move over cannabis, there's a new plant in town! 

07 May, 2023

Prof. Asaph Aharoni, from the Weizmann Institute of Science has collaborated with Xinteza API to uncover the potential of a South African plant called the wooly umbrella. Despite being unrelated to the cannabis plant, it produces over 40 of the same active compounds- cannabinoids.

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Pesticides play a crucial role in preventing crop failure and ultimately

20 April, 2023

Pesticides play a crucial role in preventing crop failure and ultimately, preventing mass starvation, yet the traditional form of pesticides can have harmful effects on the environment as well as human health.

We are excited to share that Metabolic Insights Ltd. has joined forces with Weizmann Institute of Science's Asaph Aharoni to develop innovative, environmentally safe solutions that can protect crops without putting people or the planet at risk.


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We are pleased to share the latest investment in Quantum Source Labs Ltd!!

19 April, 2023

This represents a great vote of confidence in both Quantum Source and the broader field of quantum computing speaks to the growing interest and potential for innovation in this exciting area of technology.

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Prof. Michal Schwartz, shares her journey of finding a way to cure Alzheimer's

26 March, 2023

Israel Prize in Life Sciences winner, and Weizmann Institute of Science researcher, Prof. Michal Schwartz, shares her journey of finding a way to cure Alzheimer's in the latest אחד ביום podcast.

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Congratulations to Yeda’s spinoff company, Curesponse!

26 March, 2023

Israel’s second-largest health service, Clalit Health Services, recently announced that it was including Curesponse’s AI driven technology, cResponse, into its oncology service package.

cResponse is an innovative platform that uniquely assesses how an individual patient's tumor tissue responds to a variety of cancer treatments. Clalit's decision will expand the access of this technology to millions of cancer patients, ultimately supporting the Curesponse mission to make cancer treatment selection truly personal.


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Registration for Neurotechnology 2023 is now open!

09 March, 2023

Register today to secure your spot:

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Congratulations to Prof. Nir London

06 March, 2023

Congratulations to Prof. Nir London, winner of the Mark Foundation for Cancer 2023 Aspire Award.
The London lab develops and applies computational and experimental methods to design and discover new compounds for applications in chemical biology, drug discovery, and design, with a focus on covalent inhibition and kinase signaling.
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Exciting things are happening in the world of Cardiology

06 March, 2023

Yeda's spinoff company, UltraSight has announced that it has been granted a patent for real-time guidance of #ultrasound devices.

UltraLight is a #digitalhealth pioneer transforming cardiac imaging through the power of #AI. This technology aims to allow medical professionals with no prior sonography experience to accurately perform #echocardiographic examinations and acquire high quality diagnostic images of the #heart.

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Yeda announces partnership with eureKARE, to establish EonBio!

26 February, 2023

Co-founded by eureKARE, an innovative European investment firm dedicated to building disruptive synthetic biology ventures and Yeda, EonBio is based on the groundbreaking research by Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv and his team at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
EonBio’s cutting-edge synthetic cell-free platform has the potential to revolutionize drug discovery, vaccine development, and bioproduction, empowering pharmaceutical companies to take on new challenges in their pursuit of more effective therapies.

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This Valentine’s Day, let’s take a moment to talk about Heart health. ❤️ ️

15 February, 2023

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for more deaths than all types of cancer combined? The impact it has on our society and healthcare system is staggering, with costs in the US alone reaching over $230 billion per year.

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Stimulating Production and Extraction of Metabolites in Plants

14 February, 2023

It's no secret that plants carry unique properties, for centuries plants have been used for a range of applications, including food, drugs and cosmetics.

But did you know that the benefits of plants can now be used without any interference to the plant itself?

The team led by Professor. Asaph Aharoni, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has developed a method of inducing metabolite production in plants and extracting them without any harm being done.

Discover how in our latest newsletter:


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Revolutionary discovery places Xinteza at the forefront of cannabinoid sourcing

07 February, 2023

Innovative biosynthesis technology company, Xinteza API, recently made a breakthrough discovery of a novel, non-cannabis plant-derived production system, capable of highly efficient and flawless end-to-end cannabinoid synthesis. This discovery is a major milestone in the path to uncover and exploit rare and new cannabinoid molecules with potentially novel pharmacological activities.

Xinteza is a spinoff company of Yeda, while leading the research is Professor Asaph Aharoni from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Meet Prof. Adi Kimchi, a principal investigator at the Molecular Genetics department.

05 February, 2023

The Kimchi Lab studies programmed cell death (PCD), an intricate molecular network governing a cell's decision to live or die. The lab aims to uncover new PCD targets and ultimately identify points of vulnerability in human disease amenable to therapeutic intervention.

Discover more about the research being done at the Kimchi Lab in our newsletter:

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The race to build the next generation of computers is on!

30 January, 2023

Israel's leading #QuantumComputing experts recently spoke in a panel during Calcalist כלכליסט Innovation Week. Amongst the speakers were Gil Semo from Quantum Source Labs Ltd and Dr. Ruti Ben Shlomi from LightSolver, two notable spinoffs of Yeda.

Learn more about the future of quantum computing:

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Protein comes in many shapes and forms, from meat and dairy to beans and bugs!

30 January, 2023

Yes, you read that correctly, bugs.

With the world facing an unprecedented food crisis, the food-tech space has taken an interest in using bugs as an alternative source of protein. Bugs not only offer high nutritional value, they also produce fewer greenhouse gasses, emit less ammonia than farm animals and take up less space, water, and land than traditional sources of protein.

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Decentralized low-cost emissions-free ammonia via electro catalytic reaction of water and air.

24 January, 2023

Decentralized low-cost emissions-free ammonia via electro catalytic reaction of water and air.

NitroFix, a spinoff company of Yeda, brings in a stable and scalable catalyst to an electrochemical process that can take place at room temperature, no heat and pressure needed.

Nitrofix allows on-site generation of ammonia for fertilizers and emerging use cases in fossil-free maritime fuels. Emissions-free ammonia is essential to decarbonize this legacy industry that burns 3% of the world’s natural gas.


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Did you know that the mortality rate in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is 90% when diagnosed after the age of 65?

19 January, 2023

With no preventative therapy currently available for pre-leukemic individuals, that number is alarming. However, a group led by Professor Liran Shlush at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that treatment with ROCK inhibitors can inhibit the growth of pre-leukemic mutated cells. This in turn, prevents disease onset.

This breakthrough could ultimately change the course of AML.

Discover more in our latest newsletter:

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IndieBio San Francisco - Batch 13 Demo Day is taking place tomorrow (January 19).

19 January, 2023

IndieBio San Francisco - Batch 13 Demo Day is taking place tomorrow (January 19).

Join some of the top curated startups in climate tech, biotech and deep tech, including Yeda spinoff company NitroFix.

NitroFix was established based on research done at the laboratory of Professor Ronny Neumann from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science. It is the world's first proprietary electrolyzer that produces green ammonia directly from nitrogen and water, without the need for hydrogen.

Interested in learning more? Register online for free:


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Something exciting is happening in the world of Quantum Computing!

11 January, 2023

Something exciting is happening in the world of Quantum Computing!

Last week, the Israel Innovation Authority announced the formation of the largest consortium in its history, with a three-year budget of NIS 115 million. Weizmann Institute of Science, professor Roee Ozeri is amongst the leading academic entities supporting the development.

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Congratulations to the team at Curesponse

25 December, 2022

AstraZeneca, Accenture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Clalit Health Services - the largest healthcare organization in Israel - have selected six startups to participate in BeyondBio SCALE. Among them is Yeda spinoff company, “Curesponse” - a unique, innovative and focused test combining tissue reactions to various drugs with rapid genomic sequencing for optimal cancer treatment adjustment.

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Kadimastem - US $1 Million BIRD Foundation Grant

22 December, 2022

Kadimastem, Spinoff company of Yeda, and iTolerance’s Proposed Collaboration Further Strengthened With Receipt of US $1 Million BIRD Foundation Grant

From left to right: Dr. Arik Hasson, Prof. Michel Revel, Anthony Japour, M.D., Mr. Asaf Shiloni, Dr. Kfir Molakandov

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BUZZING with innovation

21 December, 2022

The food-tech industry is BUZZING with innovation, especially for this Yeda spinoff company called "FreezeM" - which recently raised €6.3M to help better position black soldier flies as an alternative protein source for animals and humans!

According to FreezeM CEO, Yuval Gilad, “The world is facing an unprecedented food crisis, with the global population expected to reach 10 billion people by 2050, thus new technologies are needed urgently to sustainably produce, store and transport animal protein feed.”

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Happy Hanukah Prof. Boris Rybtchinski and his team

21 December, 2022

Happy Hanukah from Prof. Boris Rybtchinski and his team From Weizmann Institute, Yeda R&D and Ilan Sherman.

The beautiful " Chanukah menorah" was designed and sprayed by our creative consultant Ilan Sherman using the great technology of conductive spray developed in Prof. Boris Rybtchinski lab.

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Super-Resolution Using Unsupervised Deep Internal Network (No. T4-1850)

11 December, 2022

No more fuzzy photos! Have you ever zoomed in with your phone-camera only to discover poor, blurry or pixelated image quality? We’ve all been there. Fortunately, Prof. Michal Irani and her research team have developed an innovative Zero-shot Super-resolution (ZSSR) approach to help enhance camera zoom technology and achieve “crystal clarity” - without prior data training!

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Good news for cardiac sonographers

07 December, 2022

Good news for cardiac sonographers who are reliant on highly accurate, non-invasive cardiac imaging and transthoracic echocardiography solutions, thanks to a breakthrough in AI! Yeda’s spinoff company, UltraSight, was developed based on patented research conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science in order to help streamline and optimize internal team processes as demonstrated in a recent landmark study.

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Yeda’s Newly Established Carbon To Value Spinoff - Carbonade

30 November, 2022

When life gives you Carbon, make Carbonade! - With the global energy demand on the rise, mitigating CO2 emissions remains a major challenge for businesses everywhere. To reach a Net Zero goal, serious efforts are being made to help reduce new CO2 fossil-derived emissions.

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Joint program to make next-generation joint lubrication technology

24 November, 2022

AO and Liposphere Ltd. are proud to announce a joint program to make next-generation joint lubrication technology available to patients and physicians.

Founded in early 2019, Liposphere Ltd is a female-led biomedical Israeli start-up spun out via Yeda, based on research from the Department of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

The Company has developed a unique platform technology for water-based biolubricants to deliver ultra-low friction and efficient lubrication relevant to various medical and technological applications.

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20 November, 2022

UltraSight is honored to receive this award and recognition. UltraSight look forward to a strong partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb on treating patients with cardiovascular disease

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לנצח את החיידק

15 November, 2022

מלחמות בין נגיפים לחיידקים ניטשות כבר מאות מיליוני שנים. באחרונה חשפו מדעני מכון ויצמן למדע כיצד נגיפים מסוימים מתגברים על המערכת החיסונית של חיידקים, ופענחו את המבנה של מולקולה חיסונית חמקמקה המצויה בלב התהליך

כאן 11 | בן שני במסע בעקבות ההמצאות והחוקרים הישראליים שישנו את פני עולם הרפואה

פרק 2: סיפורם של החוקרים שמנסים לנצח את החיידקים העמידים לאנטיביוטיקה

להלן ציטוט של פרופ' רותם שורק ממכון ויצמן למדע

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Yeda spinoff company in C&EN's 10 Start-Ups to Watch

15 November, 2022

It's the battle of Food-coloring - Artificial vs. Real - which do you prefer? Thanks to some smart chemistry and a passion for food, Phytolon has stepped up to the plate! Rooted in research by Prof. Asaph Aharoni at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science, we are pleased to see this Yeda spinoff company in C&EN's 10 Start-Ups to Watch!

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Metabolic Insights has signed an agreement with the RATION Consortium

15 November, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Metabolic Insights Ltd. Ltd, a subsidiary of YEDA, has signed an agreement with the RATION Consortium, which is funded by the EU Commission and is a member of the RATION Consortium.

RATION (stands for Risk AssessmenT InnOvatioN for low-risk pesticides) aims to propose an improved risk assessment for biological pesticides and will run for 4 years.

The Consortium includes the most prestigious universities across the EU and Israel and top tier agrochemical companies.

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Yeda is judging at the AgriVest Conference

06 November, 2022

We are honored to announce that YEDA is participating and judging as this year's Silver Sponsors at the 10th anniversary of the AgriVest Conference in Tel Aviv, Nov. 8th, 2022!

Without further ado, feel free to learn more about this exciting event and the innovative projects to come out of it thanks to each team's involvement.

Bringing together hundreds of investors and multinational corporations with the most cutting-edge innovations, AgriVest 2022 is proud to keep the pulse of the #AgTech ecosystem in Israel!

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ClimateCrop @ COP27

06 November, 2022

With environmental concerns being at the forefront of the global consciousness, ClimateCrop Ltd. Ltd, a Yeda spinoff, is spearheading crop sustainability in agriculture and will be presenting at COP27.

There, attendees will discover how possible it is to increase crop yield and resilience in the face of future climate challenges, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our crops.

Be sure to visit their website to see how you can "Unleash the Potential of Every Plant!"


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02 November, 2022

Sequentify collaborates with Yeda, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, under an NIH grant for evaluating the effect of clonal hematopoiesis on cognitive impairment and kidney function decline

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Facts and Figures 2021

27 October, 2022

When it comes to driving innovation, the numbers don't lie! 

In order to provide a holistic overview of the breadth and diversity of Our Work here at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Yeda, we are pleased to share our Facts and Figures for 2021 at a glance, along with our contact information. 

We encourage you to explore this beautifully illustrated scientific brochure to learn about all the things we do, from our patents to our people!


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Novel Combination Therapy For Improved Management of Depression

24 October, 2022

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, afflicting nearly 300 million people worldwide, with patients showing a heightened risk of self-harm and suicidal ideation.

A drug based on ketamine, a well-known anesthetic used in smaller doses as a party drug, was recently approved by the FDA and indicated for treatment-resistant depression. However, the drug’s use is still restricted, mainly due to the insufficiently understood mechanism of action.

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BIO-Europe 2022

19 October, 2022

BIO-Europe is here and we are excited to join this year! In attendance from YEDA will be Yael Klionsky, Elik Chapnik, and Ronen Kreizman, VP of Business Development Life Science.

From October 24–26, YEDA’s team will be on-site ready to meet, learn about new industry developments, and answer all your questions regarding YEDA's technologies which are currently available for license from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Looking forward to seeing you there >> 

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Israel’s ProFuse Technology raises $2.5M

22 September, 2022

Israel’s ProFuse Technology raises $2.5M for technology that lowers the cost of cultured meat! With the rise of synthetically engineered food, cultured meat or "lab-grown" meat is one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern culinary science and technology. Unfortunately, high prices are impeding consumer mass adoption. Hoping to change that is Profuse Technology, a disruptive Yeda spin-off company, and is based on research done by Eldad Tzahor.

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Cannabinoid biosynthesis production systems

19 September, 2022

We are pleased to see Prof. Asaph Aharoni of the Weizmann Institute of Science recognized once more for his breakthrough research on cannabinoid biosynthesis production systems and collaboration with Yeda spinoff company, Xinteza API!

As cited in the report here, "This newly discovered gene pool includes a novel prenyl-transferase enzyme, featuring superior kinetics and improved flexibility in introduction into micro-organism-based expression systems."

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Putting Liquid Biopsies on Solid Ground: Cancer Diagnosis from a Milliliter of Blood

18 September, 2022

Diagnosing cancer is a complex process that may have just been simplified thanks to a new, multiparameter approach developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science, which may lead to a blood test that will diagnose cancer with unprecedented accuracy.

“Many of the conventional methods clinically available today to detect and diagnose cancer are invasive and unpleasant,” explains Dr. Efrat Shema of Weizmann’s Immunology and Regenerative Biology Department, who headed the research team.

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We are excited to announce that the eBeam4Therapy kick-off has already started!

11 September, 2022

The project partners Weizmann Institute of Science and Acceler8 Venture Builder have met in Rehovot - Israel to prepare the 3-year #EICTransition project funded by the #EU.

eBeam4Therapy aims to revolutionise #radiotherapy with a new approach based on very high energy electrons (VHEE), generated by laser plasma accelerators. This will provide better clinical outcomes and radically improve the quality of life of #cancer patients.

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A Sustainable Process for Phenol Production

11 September, 2022

Phenol is an important industrial commodity, but the current production method has serious drawbacks related to safety, selectivity, and formation.

To address this issue, Prof. Ronny Neumann, Faculty of Chemistry, Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science, recently developed a new phenol production method.

Based on electrocatalytic oxidation of benzene, the new production method is not only simple, efficient, and cost-effective, but it is a lot safer, too.


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The Weizmann Institute of Science is ranked number 8 on the Leiden global ranking

05 September, 2022

We are honored and delighted to share that The Weizmann Institute of Science is ranked number 8 on the Leiden global ranking (CWTS) of all scientific institutions and universities across the world.

YEDA continues to protect and commercialize innovations made possible only by scientists at Weizmann Institute of Science. Kudos!

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Multimodel Transcranial Optical Vascular Assessment

29 August, 2022

Subdural hematoma (SDH) is a collection of blood between the inner layer of the dura and the brain that occurs mostly as a result of trauma. It is one of the most common neurosurgical conditions in the United States today. SDH monitoring for hematoma expansion would be beneficial to enable expeditious surgical intervention.

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Congratulations UltraSight,

29 August, 2022

Congratulations to UltraSight, an Israeli-based digital health pioneer and Yeda spinoff, on obtaining a CE Mark for transforming cardiac imaging through the power of its ultrasound AI guidance software.
"UltraSight's technology allows medical professionals, regardless of their sonography experience, to successfully capture diagnostic quality ultrasound images of the heart."
Using Philips Lumify ultrasound device, UltraSight CE Mark was obtained following positive results from a clinical study at Sheba Medical Center, Israel, validating the technology and its effectiveness.

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New findings how to treat inflammatory bowel disease

23 August, 2022

In a study to better understand how to treat inflammatory bowel disease at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Led by the group of Prof. Eran Elinav of the Systems Immunology Department, in collaboration with the Molecular Genetics Department’s Prof. Rotem Sorek and a Weizmann spinoff company - BiomX Inc., published their findings in the prestigious journal Cell.

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A new source of cannabinoid biosynthesis

16 August, 2022

Yeda spinoff, Xinteza API, has recently revealed a new source of cannabinoid biosynthesis that does not involve cannabinoids or cannabis. This breakthrough was discovered in research led by Professor Asaph Aharoni, Scientific Co-Founder of Xinteza and Head of the Weizmann Institute of Science Plant Metabolics Lab as well as Head of Weizmann’s Plant and Environmental Sciences Department.

“This discovery is a major milestone in the path to uncover and exploit rare and new cannabinoid molecules with potentially novel pharmacological activities”, says Aharoni.

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המייסדים של לייטסולבר רוצים לפתח את המחשב המהיר בעולם (ובינתיים הולך להם לא רע)

16 August, 2022

ד"ר רותי בן שלומי וד"ר חן טרדונסקי עבדו באותו המסדרון במכון ויצמן והתעניינו באותה בעיה עד שהחליטו לשלב כוחות ולבנות מחשב על: "לייטסולבר" הוא מחשב אופטי מבוסס קרני לייזר והוא יכול לתרום לפתרון בעיות מסובכות בלוגיסטיקה, רפואה, בטחון ועוד. בן שלומי: "אנחנו לא המחשב האופטי הראשון בעולם אבל בכל המתחרים יש אלקטרוניקה, והיא הופכת לצוואר הבקבוק"

LightSolver is a spinoff of Yeda from the Weizmann Institute of Science


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A seed investment has been made in ClimateCrop - photosynthesis enhancement Ltd, a spinoff from Yeda

10 August, 2022

A seed investment has been made in ClimateCrop - photosynthesis enhancement Ltd, a spinoff from Yeda, using state-of-the-art gene editing techniques to improve plant growth efficiency.

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The scientist who created a mouse - Podcast

10 August, 2022

The Weizmann Institute managed to create a mouse embryo without fertilization and outside the uterus by challenging one of the most basic conditions of life. Hopefully, this breakthrough will open up a world of possibilities, from fertility problems to organs available for transplantation in the near future. Prof. Yaakov Hanna of the Weizmann Institute is our guest

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Yeda spinoff company leveraging breakthrough stem cell technologies

08 August, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Renewal Bio, a Yeda spinoff company leveraging breakthrough stem cell technologies from Prof. Jacob Hanna's lab, to drive therapeutic advancements in genetic diseases, infertility, longevity and other disease areas.

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Climate Crop is a Yeda Spinoff

08 August, 2022

These are the spinouts that caught our eye over the past month. Here's why they should be on your radar, too.

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Scan, save and share the most precious photos and memories

01 August, 2022

Photomyne Ltd. is a Yeda - Technology Transfer Company of Weizmann Institute of Science portfolio company that leverages AI technology to empower families worldwide to scan, save and share their most precious photos and memories.

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Next-generation technologies will be based on smell

25 July, 2022

Scientists and entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to scent to help detect disease, boost memory, entertain, and protect people from food allergies.

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Today Yeda's Team had the pleasure to visit the INCPM center

25 July, 2022

The Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine at the Weizmann Institute is an advanced research facility that strives to promote the field of personalized medicine by providing Israeli academic, medical and biomedical industry researchers with access to state-of-the-art Genomics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, High Throughput Screening and Medicinal Chemistry.

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A brilliant solution has been developed by Weizmann Institute of Science professor, Yonina Eldar

21 July, 2022

A brilliant solution has been developed by Weizmann Institute of Science professor, Yonina Eldar, and her team for Ultrasound Localization Microscopy (ULM) to aid in the early detection of microvascular changes, signaling diseases such as malignant tumors, inflammatory diseases, as well as myocardial and brain disorders.

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Phytolon, is emerging as an important player in the food dye market

20 July, 2022

Phytolon’s proprietary technology provides healthy, efficient, and sustainable natural food-coloring alternatives to azo/synthetic dyes used in food and beverages.

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In a major advance for IBD sufferers, Yeda spinoff BiomX Inc is now collaborating with Boehringer Ingelheim

10 July, 2022

Boehringer Ingelheim and BiomX Collaborate to Discover Inflammatory Bowel Disease Microbiome Biomarkers

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Quantum Source Goes Out of Stealth to Enable Useful Photonic Quantum Computers with Millions of Qubits

03 July, 2022

Three serial entrepreneurs and a leading Professor from the Weizmann Institute of Science join forces to establish Quantum Source and actualize a breakthrough technology that will enable photonic quantum computers that are 50,000x more efficient than state-of-the-art implementations.


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Yeda Subsidiary Start-Ups Make Headlines Worldwide

24 May, 2022

Yeda spinoffs operate in a wide range of fields, from agriculture and plant genetics to diagnostics, nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Their activities, research and collaborations are often covered by the local and global press. The following is a small sample of publications that have recently featured innovative Yeda start-ups that leverage knowledge and technologies developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Yeda @ Bio 2022

03 May, 2022

Yeda is Coming to #BIO2022!

Come and meet Yeda at the upcoming BIO International Convention in San Diego! Elik Chapnik and Yael Klionsky will be presenting a wide range of our biopharma and diagnostic technologies.


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Lysogene Enters into an Exclusive Worldwide License Agreement with Yeda

12 April, 2022

Lysogene announced today that it has exercised its option to enter into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, for the development and commercialization of a gene therapy candidate for the treatment of neuronopathic Gaucher disease and Parkinson disease (PD) with GBA1 mutations.

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Without Fasting and Anesthesia: The Non-Invasive Test that May Replace Colonoscopy (Hebrew)

08 February, 2022

The Weizmann Institute, in collaboration with Sheba Hospital, has developed a method that will allow a friendlier alternative to the invasive test: the detection of intestinal infections using cells that fall out of the intestinal mucosa and are excreted in the feces. Aside from the ability to diagnose Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, the new method may also allow for customized treatments depending on the nature of the inflammation

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Viruses in Service of Man - Fight Against Bacterial Diseases in Agriculture (Hebrew)

08 February, 2022

Citrus fruits, delicious, healthy and full of Zionism, but also exposed to many hazards

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Monte Rosa Therapeutics and Yeda Announce Collaboration

25 January, 2022

Monte Rosa Therapeutics and Yeda, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Announce License and Research Collaboration to Accelerate Discovery of Novel Covalent Molecular Glue Degraders


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Impact NRS create Plantea Bioscience

04 August, 2021

The new company will be called Plantea Bioscience, and the researchers participating in the project are Prof. Sarel-Yaakov Fleischman from the Department of Biomolecular Sciences; Prof. Asaph Aharoni, Head of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Institute; And Prof. Avraham A. Levy, Dean of the Faculty of Biochemistry at the Institute. Dr. Yaarit Weinberg, VP of the Impact NRS Group and the Company's Chief Operating Officer, will also be part of the team.

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Yeda - Where Science Means Business

10 May, 2021

Over the past 6 months, approx. 800 followers have joined the page every month (see below). As of May 2021, the page has close to 5,500 followers, a majority of which hail from Israel and the United States. 28% of followers specialize in business development, while 13% are researchers. 29% hold senior-level positions in their respective organizations. This feat is even more impressive when examined from a business-size perspective. Out of 78,000 Israeli companies with a presence on LinkedIn, only 332 have over 5,000 followers.

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Treating Chronic Diseases and Cancer

27 April, 2021

BiomX: Rapidly Advancing Phage Therapeutics With Multiple Upcoming Catalysts. Yeda has licensed to BiomX a patent family with claims relating to "pharmaceutical composition and formulations, combinations of bacteriophage useful to treat acne, methods of use for these bacteriophage combinations, and methods of identifying patients who will respond to these bacteriophage combinations."

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Hunger Switch in the Brain

20 April, 2021

he Hunger Games: Uncovering the Secret of the Hunger Switch in the Brain. Why are some people always hungry, no matter how much they eat? Hadar Israeli, Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami and Dr. Oksana Degtjarik from the Weizmann Institute of Science's Chemical and Structural Biology Department have uncovered how the brain's master switch for hunger actually works. 

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Inspired by Cartilage - Liposphere

24 March, 2021

The clever addition of lipids to water-based hydrogels makes them excellent lubricants for biomedical uses. What copes with heavy pressure and exists in a state of constant friction, decade after decade, yet barely gets worn down? The answer is the cartilage padding our joints – actually a marvelous system that both absorbs shocks and lubricates the joints, allowing bones to slide easily against one another.

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An interview with Yeda's CEO

08 March, 2021

An interview with the CEO of Yeda, Dr. Opher Shapira, who took office in the midst of a pandemic and radical changes in the global economy

“The pioneering idea of Yeda Research and Development – to commercialize the ideas of the Institute’s scientists – was groundbreaking at the time, and it has proven itself over the years. Its major successes in pharmaceuticals have been impressive, but the world outside the academic one has changed greatly. That is why the Yeda model also needs to be updated.”

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Planting Seeds for Better Nutrition and Sustainability

10 January, 2021

The new partnership between Impact NRS LLC, a leading company operating in the field of health, wellness and sustainable development innovation, and YEDA, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, has led to the establishment of Plantae Biosciences LTD, a company dedicated to developing food technology solutions that are geared to impact global nutrition and environmental security.

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Top Influencers of Maariv - 25th Place

03 January, 2021

Top Influencers of Maariv - 25th Place (Hebrew)

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A groundbreaking antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

06 October, 2020

A groundbreaking antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease developed by an Israeli scientist is currently headed toward a Phase I clinical trial. If successful, the treatment could become a game-changer for the disorder, modifying its course and preventing its progression.

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Israeli natural food coloring co Phytolon raises $4.1m

16 September, 2020

Israeli natural food coloring developer Phytolon has announced that it has completed a $4.1 million financing round led by Millennium Food-Tech with the participation of Consensus Business Group (CBG) Fund, Trendlines Group, EIT-Food (the EU body responsible for food-tech initiatives), and former Elbit Systems CEO Yossi Ackerman. Phytolon's development is patent protected and belongs to Yeda, the technology transfer company of the Weizmann Institute of Science, which has granted Phytolon an exclusive license.

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Greener Farming - EcoPhage

08 September, 2020

As the new CEO of EcoPhage, Orly Savion is writing a new and exciting chapter in her already-impressive professional career. She is also continuing her strong affiliation with the Weizmann Institute of Science and YEDA, the Institute's commercialization arm.

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Potential Heart-Repair Protein Advances to a New Stage

01 September, 2020

Pre-clinical studies suggest a protein, Agrin, could limit scarring and promote natural repair mechanisms after a heart attack

“The road from basic research to the clinic is long and often bumpy, so our study in pigs provides a critical step in this direction,” Tzahor says. This study was made possible, in part, by a new program that aims to bridge the gap between promising basic science breakthroughs at the Institute and commercial application. Called IDEA (Innovation, Development, Enhancement and Acceleration), it is an initiative of Yeda, Weizmann’s technology transfer arm.

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A New Method for Seeing into Cells

18 August, 2020

Internal Differences: A New Method for Seeing into Cells

The new technology may help answer outstanding questions about the immune system, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more.

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Weizmann Institute’s new technology may help treat cancer

14 August, 2020

The Weizmann scientists used their technology to address issues that have challenged researchers for years: the failure of the immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells and the failure of immunotherapy in treating most classifications of tumors.The group’s next step is to develop immunotherapy treatment using specific antibodies for clinical use and Amit is currently working with Yeda Research and Development - the technology transfer arm of the Weizmann Institute - to do so.

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COVID-19 Supports Agrifood Startups

13 August, 2020

Phytolon has been selected by EIT Food to receive a share of €5.4 million in new funding.

The COVID-19 Bridge Fund supports #agrifood #startups at the forefront of European food innovation

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Phytolon (€393.6K, IL) uses an environmentally friendly fermentation-based technology to produce natural food colours that are GMO-free, high-quality and sustainable

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Personalized Nutrition - DayTwo

14 July, 2020

DayTwo is a start-up that provides personalized nutrition recommendations, which help balance individual blood sugar levels. In the following article, DayTwo Co-Founder and CEO Lihi Segal discusses the importance of health-tech and how the company copes with the current pandemic crisis. She also recalls meeting Weizmann Institute researchers Prof. Eran Segal and Prof. Eran Elinav – whose groundbreaking research serves as the company's IP backbone – and talks about how the successful collaboration between industry and academic research has generated a sustainable win-win scenario.  

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Lysogene, Weizmann Institute Team Up on Gene Therapy for Neuronopathic Gaucher

06 July, 2020

Lysogene has entered into a collaborative research agreement with Yeda Research and Development, a commercial branch of the Weizmann Institute of Science, to develop a gene therapy for neuronopathic Gaucher disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, the biopharmaceutical company announced.

The therapy also will be investigated as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other disorders caused by mutations in the GBA gene.

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Weizmann - Top 25 Universities

10 June, 2020

Weizmann Institute Recognized for High Performance by U-Multirank

U-Multirank, a leading European initiative that ranks universities worldwide based on a number of key performance parameters, has recognized the Weizmann Institute of Science as a 'Global Top-25 performer' in 2019, in two key categories: Top cited publications and the number of patents awarded. According to U-Multirank, the Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the top 25 universities in the world in both categories.

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Breaking New Ground in Head Injury Treatment

23 April, 2020

Prof Alon Harmelin and Dr. Slava Kalchenko, two Weizmann Institute scientists, developed TOVA – a innovative imaging system that can diagnose and monitor subdural hematomas frequently caused by head injuries. TOVA is a lightweight wearable headgear that connects to a mobile device, which will allow physicians to monitor their patients' conditions from afar. TOVA's groundbreaking technology includes infrared light and radiofrequency signals, coupled with a unique algorithm that was developed using an AI machine learning method. Together with neurologist Dr.

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COVID-19 Research Cooperation

22 April, 2020

The Weizmann Institute and the Institute for Biological Research join hands to advance COVID-19 research.

The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted relevant responses from organizations from countless market and industry sectors – including scientific research institutions.

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Weizmann Race for COVID 19 Drug

19 April, 2020

המרוץ אחר התרופה לקורונה: הצצה נדירה למעבדות של מכון וייצמן

מאז פרוץ מגפת הקורונה במכון ויצמן שברחובות מתנהלת מלחמה נגד הנגיף, במטרה למצוא כמה שיותר מהר חיסון או תרופה שתחזיר לציבור את החיים שהיו לפני המחלה. פגשנו שני פרופסורים מומחים, כל אחד בתחומו, שמספרים על תנאים לא קלים, חוסר בתקציב – אבל גם על פיתוחים משמעותיים שעד כה השיגו

תוצאות חיוביות.

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Stem Cells Provide COVID-19 Relief

05 April, 2020

A Stem of Support: PLX Stem Cells Provide COVID-19 Relief

Pluristem was founded in 2001 by Shai Meretzki of the Technion, who made use of a stem cell patent which was developed during his Ph.D studies, under the supervision of Dr. Shosh Merchav, together with Professors Dov Zipori and Avinoam Kadouri from the Weizmann Institute of Science

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Article of the Month – Top TTO Challenges

02 April, 2020

An Introduction to the Basic Complexities of Technology Transfer. Les Nouvelles, the journal of the Licensing Executives Society International (LES), recently published a fascinating article on the challenges of university technology transfer. One of the article's key contributors was YEDA's CEO Gil Granot-Mayer.

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BiomX Positive Phase 1 Study for Acne

31 March, 2020

Ness Ziona, Israel – March 31, 2020: BiomX, a clinical stage company and a subsidiary of YEDA, the Weizmann Institute's technology transfer arm, recently announced that its positive Phase 1 data results would allow it to advance to a Phase 2 study. BiomX develops phage therapies that target specific pathogenic bacteria. These therapies include BX001, a topical gel comprised of naturally occurring phage that target C. acnes bacteria and aim to improve the appearance of acne-prone skin. The company's Phase 1 study exhibited a significant reduction of C.

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A Nose for Coronavirus Detection

30 March, 2020

An innovative Weizmann Institute initiative helps individuals track their sense of smell and potentially detect early signs of COVID-19.

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Today's Research is Tomorrow's Viral Threat Defense

18 March, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all to confront the relative lack of anti-viral treatments that humanity has in its armamentarium. At the Weizmann Institute of Science, we confront this situation by harnessing innovative basic research for the development of novel technologies for the benefit of society. Together with Weizmann scientists, YEDA Ltd, the Institute's commercialization arm, is transforming academic research into drugs and public health technologies that may prevent future viral threats from causing upheaval similar to the disruption that our world is facing today.

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Frontier Tech - Israel's First Deep Tech

28 January, 2020

On January 28th, Grove Ventures launched Frontier Tech, Israel's first “Deep Tech” conference. Yeda was a major partner in organizing this groundbreaking conference, helping Grove Ventures select its panel specialists, review content-related topics and execute various strategies.

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Yeda and Deerfield Create Orchard Innovations - $130 Million

09 January, 2020

Yeda, the Commercial Arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Deerfield Create Orchard Innovations, LLC

Deerfield Commits up to $130 million to Advance New Medicines at the Israeli Institute Through a Newly Launched Company


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Yeda, the Commercial Arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Deerfield Create Orchard Innovations, LLC

06 January, 2020

Deerfield Commits up to $130 million to Advance New Medicines at Israeli Institute Through a Newly Launched Company

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Yeda and Deerfield Create Orchard Innovations (Hebrew PR)

06 January, 2020

Yeda and Deerfield Create Orchard Innovations (Hebrew PR)

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Korea's Bio-Leaders To Invest $10 Million in Weizmann Institute Anti-Cancer Therapy

21 March, 2019

Bio-Leaders has agreed to commit $10 million towards a company being spun off of Yeda Research and Development, Weizmann’s technology transfer arm. Yongin, South Korea-headquartered biomedical company Bioleaders Corp. is looking at Israeli research institute The Weizmann Institute of Science for anti-cancer technology. BioLeaders has agreed to commit $10 million towards a company being spun off of Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd., Weizmann’s technology transfer arm, the institute announced Tuesday.

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Weizmann Institute of Science is Ninth in the World in Research Quality

08 July, 2018

The prestigious Leiden ranking puts the impact of Institute research high up in a list of the top universities and research institutes 08.07.2018

The Weizmann Institute of Science has been placed ninth in a ranking of research quality.  This is the second time that the Institute has ranked in the top ten best research institutes in the world. (In the previous ranking, in 2015, the institute placed tenth.) The placement comes from the annual CWTS Leiden Ranking, based in Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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One Patent, Three Drugs // Eli Lilly and Company

27 April, 2018

A protocol that arose from Weizmann Institute of Science research has led to US Food and Drug Administration approval of a new biological drug for the treatment of a certain form of lung cancer. This is the third cancer drug to be developed on the basis of studies conducted by the Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Michael Sela, of the Department of Immunology, and his colleagues.

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Gil Granot-Mayer Will Replace Amir Naiberg as CEO of Yeda

01 January, 2018

Naiberg to head technology transfer at UCLA

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Weizmann Institute of Science Announces Visiting Scientist Agreement with Pfizer Inc.

05 June, 2016

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd., its commercial arm, announced this week that they have entered a multi-year arrangement with Pfizer Inc. The arrangement will entail collaboration at the newly established National Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) in the Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (G-INCPM), which is part of the Weizmann Institute and located on its campus.

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Technology transfer trends at the Weizmann Institute of Science

05 May, 2016

Originally printed as an advertisement feature in Nature, Vol. 533, No. 7601 (5 May 2016)

One cannot predict what scientific discoveries or revolutions will be made in the laboratories of the Weizmann Institute of Science; but whatever they are, Yeda Research
and Development Co. will be there to bring them to market.

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New Options for Prostate Cancer Patients - EAU16 Plenary Session 2

13 March, 2016


EAU TV spoke to Mark Emberton, UCL, and Eva Johannsen, University of Gothenburg at EAU16 about the use and limitations of active surveillance, how it affects quality of life, and a new drug that facilitates better prostate treatment.

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Merck and Weizmann Institute Sign New Framework Agreement on Research Collaboration

16 February, 2016

Darmstadt, Germany, and Rehovot, Israel, February 16, 2016 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today extended the partnership with Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, of by signing a new framework agreement, building on a successful innovation partnership of almost four decades.

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Karl-Ludwig Kley Receives Weizmann Award in the Sciences and Humanities

16 February, 2016

Darmstadt, Germany, and Rehovot, Israel, February 16, 2016 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced that the Weizmann Institute conferred the renowned Weizmann Award in the Sciences and Humanities to Karl-Ludwig Kley, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board and of Merck.

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01 February, 2016

Tel Aviv --   February 1,  2016:   NewCO2Fuels  (NCF), an Israeli start-up which transforms CO2 emissions into a clean fuel that can be sold as a commodity at competitive prices, was anno unced as the winner of the "Innovation Potential" category during the 2015 International Quality Inno vation of the Year Awards Ceremony this month in Tallinn, Estonia.

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TOOKAD® Soluble, Approved for Prostate Cancer Therapy in Mexico

04 January, 2016

Weizmann Institute Drug, TOOKAD® Soluble, Approved for Prostate Cancer Therapy in Mexico

A therapy invented at the Weizmann Institute of Science and clinically developed in collaboration with Steba Biotech (Luxembourg) has been approved by Cofepris, Mexico’s health authority, for the focal treatment of early-stage prostate cancer.

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How new fuel tech could drastically reduce CO2 and generate profitable new waste stream

02 December, 2015

Tech Republic, 2 December

The stakes are high this week as world leaders convene in Paris for the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP21), intended to create a broad multilateral agreement limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

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For Israeli firm, an answer to global warming is blowing in the wind

02 December, 2015

NCF’s technology, which captures CO2 emissions and turns them into fuel, may offer an alternative to cutting back on greenhouse gases



The company called NewCO2Fuels, or NCF, has been developing its own version of a technology that allows heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions to be captured and recycled back into useable fuel.

It sounds complicated — and it is — but the company’s founders say it holds real potential in the fight against global warming.

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ImmunArray Ltd announces the Launch of the SLE-key™ Rule Out test

12 February, 2015

ImmunArray Ltd announces the Launch of the SLE-key™ Rule Out test to be run out of VERACIS the Company’s Service Laboratory beginning in March 2015, in Richmond, Virginia Richmond, VA and Rehovot, Israel. February 12, 2015 

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The Interferon Connection

01 December, 2014

XL-protein from Germany and Yeda, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement for the commercial exploitation of an improved interferon molecule that was developed by scientists from the Institute and from XL-protein. The agreement states that Yeda will also represent the XL-protein scientists and may grant licenses to different companies for the development of applications of this molecule for the treatment of a line of diseases, including diseases of the central nervous system.

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‘3i’ to Develop Microscopes of the Future Based on Weizmann Institute Inventions

25 July, 2012

3i to Develop Microscopes of the Future Based on Weizmann Institute Inventions

Yeda, the technology transfer arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, has signed a license agreement with ’3i.’ Other microscopy systems based on Weizmann research are being sold by ‘Idea Bio-Medical’

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—July 25, 2012

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Weizmann Institute Solar Technology to Convert Greenhouse Gas into Fuel

07 June, 2012

An Israeli-Australian venture will use solar technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of brown coal. The venture has been recently launched in Israel by NewCO2Fuels Ltd., a subsidiary of the Australian company Greenearth Energy Ltd., which has acquired an exclusive worldwide license for the solar technology from Yeda, the Weizmann Institute’s technology transfer arm.

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