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Israeli
Life Science Ind
ustry and BIOMED 2008


Israel is a world leader in the Life Science and the Healthcare industry.

Life Sciences Industry in Israel
consists of more than
9
50

companies working in the areas of
medical device, biotechnology,
pharmaceuti
cal and Ag
-
Biotech

industry. It is a
young, growing and exuberant

industry.

75% of the Israeli
Life Sciences companies are less than a decade old and 40 % of companies were started in last 5 years.
The
industry is growing around 15% p.a. for last decade a
nd 50/60 new companies are incorporated every year.

Petah Tikva based Teva Pharmaceuticals is the oldest company, started in year 1901. Today
it
is

the largest
generic drug manufacturer in the world and one of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies worldw
ide.







Generally speaking,

Israeli
Life Science
Companies are

focused

on
the
unique opportunities of major
diseases for which existing therapies are largely ineffective.
M
any Israeli companies are working on
treatments for cardiovascular and perip
heral vascular disease (73 companies), oncology (41),
neurodegenerative disease (32), and other age related diseases such as ophthalmic (16) and orthopedic
(18)
.
C
ompar
ing

sector wise
,
396
Israeli
companies
which
are

almost 50% of the total are working in
the
area of Medical Devices
. Biotech is the second largest sector with 156 companies or 21% and
Pharmaceutical is the third with 97 companies or 13% of all life science companies operated in Israel
.


Prominent Sectors


Israel Life Science Industry


Medic
al Devices



It is the largest sector of the Israeli Life Sciences Industry. It is divided into sub sectors
like
therapeutic devices
(
both implantable and disposable
),
diagnostic, imaging and monitoring
companies
.
Israeli
medical device companies focus the
ir product offering in over 20 applications. The
leading ones
are

cardiology, gynecology, oncology, neurology and neurodegenerative disease,
ophthalmology and orthopedic.

A smaller number of companies focus on medical fields such as
endocrinology, wound ma
nagement and respiratory diseases.


Biotechnology



It is

sector is the second largest with 157 companies. The sector is fluid with new
companies being established and old one being abandoned.
Israel ranks fourth in the world in
molecules

patents

granted p
er capita
-
after Japan, Germany and the UK
-
and

is the
per capita

leader in medical device
patents.


Pharmaceutical

-

It

is the third sector with
more than 100

companies. Although smaller in number
,
Pharmaceuticals is

the largest and most established sector
in the Israeli Life sciences industry. It is the
largest revenue producer with 25 companies such as Teva, Agis, Taro and Dexcel Pharma, which are also
the largest employers in the Israeli industry. These companies are generally mature and focus their
busin
ess on generic drugs.

A quarter of Israeli Pharma companies are
involved in the development of
The Israeli Life Science Industry

Number of Companies Founded



2006 (Incomplete)

Israel’s Life S
ciences Industry


Sectors

-

2006

“New Chemical Entity (NCE)”. Several others are involved in the development of drug delivery and
vaccines while others are focusing on the development of new dru
gs using natural compounds
.
Teva has
strong presence in India and is collaborating with a number of companies. Last year, Taro was taken over
by Sun Pharmaceuticals from India.



AgBiotech

-

Israel’s agriculture research is a major success story dating to
1909 when the wild ancestor of
domestic wheat

was discovered
.
In Israel,
Agriculture and scientific developments have produced
increasingly sophisticated and efficient agriculture systems
. For decades, Israel had an

agriculture


dominated economy largely
based on citrus exports.
Today, Israeli Ag
-
Biotech companies are focused on




Replacing usage of toxic pesticides that endanger both man and the environment by biological control



Developing plants with desired characteristics based on molecular genetic te
chnology



Developing poultry and farm
animals’

vaccines
.


Israel has world
-
class universities and research institutions such as the

Technion
-
Israel Institute of
Technology, the Weizmann Institute

of Sciences, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
that pu
t Israel
among leaders in the research on Life Science.
Strong collaborative relationship between

academia and
business
helps Israel
in moving cutting
-
edge

research projects from the lab to commercialization
. In
addition, there are
eight
tech transfer orga
nizations (TTOs) within the

university system, five TTOs at
hospitals, and a

specialized TTO to advance the utilization of

military technology for medical applications.




















BIOMED 2008



Accompa
nying the celebrations on occasion of the 60
th

anniversary of Israel’s
Independence Day,
the

8
th

Annual

Life Science Conference
is organizing
-

Biomed Israel 2008 and “The
2
nd

International Stem Cell Meeting: The Potency of Stem Cells” conference to be
held from May 27
-
29, 2008
in Tel
-
Aviv.
Over 5,000 scientists, engineers and managers attended the conference, with over 600
participants from abroad

attended the previous year’s conference.

The
organizing committee
has
decided
to increase the exposure to t
he vast variety of Israeli BioPharma and Medical Device players. Close to 70
companies will
make presentations

and numerous Poster presentations will be given during the
Conference.

We cordially invite you to the BIOMED 2008 and
look forward to your suppor
t and
participation
. For further information contact the trade department of the Consulate General of Israel,
Mumbai or the Embassy of Israel in
New Delhi
.