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Announcement :: Environment
Come to Boston for Biojustice 2007!
30 Apr 2007
BioJustice 2007 is a week long celebration of sustainable food and alternatives to corporate healthcare. It is being developed by a wide coalition of public interest groups, activists, farmers, scientists, and concerned citizens, working together in response to the biotechnology industry's international convention scheduled for the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during May 6-9, 2007.
BioJustice 2007 is a week long celebration of sustainable food and alternatives to corporate healthcare. It is being developed by a wide coalition of public interest groups, activists, farmers, scientists, and concerned citizens, working together in response to the biotechnology industry's international convention scheduled for the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during May 6-9, 2007.

The biotech industry is bringing thousands of executives, lawyers, public relations people and corporate scientists to Boston to promote their agenda of genetically engineered food, unaffordable high-tech medicines and dangerous 'biodefense' research that increases the threat of new biological weapons. Through parades, rallies, educational events and publications, music, a free health care clinic and free daily non-GMO meals, Biojustice 2007 will dramatize popular resistance to this agenda and highlight a wealth of community-based alternatives.

BioJustice 2007 supports a decentralized local food economy that is free of genetically modified organisms, and is committed to working towards an accessible health care system not dominated by pharmaceutical companies and their costly and unreliable synthetic drugs. We oppose the commodification of life and support community resistance to the plans for a biological weapons lab in the heart of the Roxbury neighborhood. Join us!
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07 May 2007
This week is in Boston is one of the largest
conventions for Biological Engineering. Bio
Corporations do all kinds of really bad stuff like
mutate genes and and DNA for profit.

This industry is worse than the Asbestos, tobacco,
chemical weapons and nuclear missile industries all
put together and could quickly ruin life on earth

So its no wonder that the experts on Genocide in
Palestine are major players...

Here is an announcement of their expo Pavilion and
event, A article from the Jewish advocate and some
info on "BIRD". BIRD is an acronym for Israel-U.S.
Binational Industrial Research and Development.

Israeli innovation to shine at convention

Israeli Pavilion at the BIO 2007 International
06/05/07 - 09/05/07
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Organized by The Israel Life Science Industry (ILSI)
Israel will have the opportunity to market it’s
capabilities as a world class center for biotechnology
and medical device on a scale appropriate with its
level of expertise.

Bio Boston 2007
May 6-9, 2007.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We cordially invite you - whether you are a medical
device, pharma or biotechnology company - to visit the

Israeli Pavilion at the BIO 2007 International

For the third year in a row, Israel will have the
opportunity to market it’s capabilities as a world
class center for biotechnology and medical device on a
scale appropriate with its level of expertise. ILSI is
leading the effort to showcase Israel as the place to
do business.

This year offers us the potential for Israel to regain
the spotlight in the international Life Science

Companies participating at the Pavilion are:

Optimata, BiolineRx, Kamada, TEVA, Hadasit, HBL,
Compugen, DoCoop, Foamix, Genzyme, BHLSI, Rad Biomed,
E-Pill, Mor Research, Coredynamics, ILSI, BIRD
Foundation, MATIMOP.

We invite you to join our activities in the Israeli

Sunday, May 6th

Welcome Evening Reception at the Israeli General
Consul’s house (more information to be distributed)

Monday, May 7th

9:15 – 10:45 am: ISRAEL’s Country session - BCEC,
Level Two


Dr. Eli Opper – Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry,
Trade & Labor.

Ruti Alon – Chairperson ILSI, General Partner, Pitango
Venture Capital

Dr. Shimon Eckhouse, the inventor and patent holder of
IPL, founded Syneron.

Prof. Ehud Shapiro, Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Yael Margolin, CEO, Gamida Cell

9:15 am – 9:30 am: Exhibition Grand Opening and Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any
additional information. We look forward to seeing you
at the Israeli pavilion!!!

BIRD is an acronym for Israel-U.S. Binational
Industrial Research and Development. The BIRD
Foundation's mission is to stimulate, promote and
support industrial R&D of mutual benefit to the U.S.
and Israel.

By Raphael Kohan - Wednesday May 2 2007

Israeli biotech innovation at work in the operating

Over 15 Israeli companies to exhibit at biotech fair

Some of the greatest minds in science from around the
globe will descend on Boston from May 6-9 for the 15th
annual Bio International Convention. Held at the
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the
biotechnology expo will feature more than 1,800
exhibitors, and the event’s organizers are expecting
upwards of 20,000 industry leaders from more than 60

This year’s theme: “New Ideas. Bold Ventures. Global
Benefits,” reflects the innovative spirit of the
companies in attendance. And for many Israeli
companies, this year’s forum represents a chance to
share their ideas, make new discoveries and foster
business relationships.

“The biotech industry is one of strongest industries
today in Israel,” said Michal Chananel, Economic
Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Israel to
New England. Chananel added that it is important for
the approximately 600 life science companies in the
Jewish state to “come and meet other life science
companies and find opportunities for international
cooperation and investments.”

OHK Medical Devices, an Israeli company that invented
a single-use product for bloodless orthopedic surgery,
is looking to expand into the American market. The
company’s CEO, Oren Gavriely, sees the Boston Bio
Convention as the venue to gain a foothold.

“It’s a great opportunity for Israeli companies to
come and share their information,” said Gavriely.
“This can’t be done over the phone or e-mail. Our
presence is very important for taking part in this
The first official Israeli delegation came to the
convention in 2000, spearheaded by Israel’s Chief
Scientist Eli Opper. Since then, numerous Israeli
companies and research institutes have consistently
participated in the gathering, many of which exhibit
at a booth featuring Israeli businesses. This year’s
Israel pavilion will boast more than 15 exhibiting

And one company in particular, though not among the
exhibitors, hopes to return to Israel with more than
just ideas.

“We are coming to start talking with companies to hear
the important issues that will attract them to Haifa,”
said Amir Lahat, vice president of Haifa Economic

HEC has begun strategic planning for Haifa’s Life
Sciences Park, a state-of-the-art facility that will
cater to the needs of life science companies, with the
intention of creating a community of research and
discovery in Haifa. Funded by HEC, the park will also
advance the mission of the Boston-Haifa Life Sciences
Initiative (BHLSI), which was launched in 2004 by
Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the municipality of

“There’s an opportunity for regions and nations to
look beyond their own borders and, if targeted
properly, there’s tremendous opportunity to
cross-pollinate where synergies are taking place,”
said BHLSI director Robin Blatt.

In some ways, the park has the same potential for
collaboration as the convention. At the park, however,
companiies would work full-time in proximity to one
another, instead of simply exchanging ideas for a
handful of days.

“The main purpose of our trip is not to profit,” said
Lahat, “it is to make the Life Sciences Center so
there will be thousands of new jobs that will not only
be good for Israel and Haifa, but good for the medical
field and the health of everyone.”

And while Lahat will be listening to the interests and
needs of life science companies, Gavriely and OHK will
be listening to the murmur of the market at the
convention, which, he said, almost always reveals the

“As a company we get ideas from the market,” said
Gavriely. “From a convention in California, we came up
with a pipeline for 10 years of technology. Great
innovations come out when you listen to what the
market has to say.”

BIRD Offices and Representatives

BIRD Board of Governors
Staff US Office US Representatives

Headquarters Office Address:
Kiryat Atidim, Building 4, 15th floor
Tel Aviv 61581, Israel

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 58054
Tel Aviv 61580, Israel
Tel: 972-3-647-0710
Fax: 972-3-649-8341

BIRD Foundation Board of Governors

The Board of Governors meets semi-annually,
in the U.S. in June/July and in Israel in
Each government has three representatives on the

U.S. Governors

Mr. Ken Ferguson
Senior Foreign Affairs Officer
Office of Science and Technology Cooperation
Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental &
Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Mr. C. Marshall Mills
Director, Office of Middle East and South Asian
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Mr. Marc Stanley
Director, Advanced Technology Program
NIST U.S. Department of Commerce

Israeli Governors

Dr. Yossi Bachar
Director General
Israel Ministry of Finance

Mr. Gabby Maimon
Director General
Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor

Dr. Eli Opper
Chief Scientist
Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor

BIRD Staff:
Eitan Yudilevich, Ph.D. Executive Director
eitan (at)
Ruth Baum Accountant Assistant
ruti (at)
Shlomo Cohen Chief Financial Officer
shlomo (at)
Chava Doukhan Office Manager
chava (at)
Maha Mansour Information Systems Manager
maha (at)
Ron Maron, Ph.D. Director, Business Development
ron (at)
Einat Spivak Senior Administrative Assistant
einat (at)
Yuval Weiss, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer
yuval (at)
Michal Miasnik West Coast Representative
michalm (at)

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U.S. Office
Santa Clara, CA
Michal Miasnik West Coast Representative
Tel: 408-727-6777
Fax: 408-727-6166
e-mail: michalm (at)

U.S. Representatives
Chicago, IL
Limor Nakar-Vincent East Coast Representative
Tel: 312-923-1095
Fax: 206-203-2178
e-mail: limorn (at)

Chicago, IL
Noa Asher Government of Israel Economic Mission

Tel: 312-332-2160
Fax: 312-332-2163
e-mail: noaa (at)

Atlanta, GA
Tom Glaser American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE
Tel: 678-420-7476
Fax: 404-843-1416
e-mail: tomg (at)

Cleveland, OH
Howard A. Gudell Ohio-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 216-965-4474
Fax: 216-621-6862
e-mail: howardg (at)

Houston, TX
Joseph Abraham Government of Israel Economic Mission
Tel: 713-599-0290
Fax: 713-599-0296
e-mail: josepha (at)

Los Angeles, CA
Shai Aizin Government of Israel Economic Mission

Tel: 323-658-7924
Fax: 323-651-0572
e-mail: shaia (at)

New York, NY
Yair Shiran Government of Israel Economic Mission
Tel: 212-499-5610
Fax: 212-499-5615
e-mail: yairs (at)

Philadelphia, PA
Debbie Buchwald America-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 215-790-3722
Fax: 215-790-3601
e-mail: debbieb (at)

Trenton, NJ
Andrea Yonah Commerce & Economic Growth Commission
Tel: 609-633-8600
Fax: 609-292-6069
e-mail: andreay (at)

Vienna, VA
Ralph Robbins Virginia Israel Advisory Board

Tel: 703-288-1414
Fax: 877-586-6833

e-mail: ralphr (at)

Washington, D.C.

Sharon Regev Israel Embassy

Tel: 202-364-5498

Fax: 202-364-5647
e-mail: sharonr (at)


Venture Capitals/Investment Banking

A. Heifetz & Co.
AIG Orion Venture Capital Advisors
Alon Technology Ventures
Amanet Technologies Ltd.
Ampal American Israel Corporation
Apax Partners Ventures (Israel) Ltd.
Arba Finance Company Ltd.
Argoquest, Inc.
Ascend Technology Ventures
Asia Gate Co. Ltd
Aura Investments Ltd.
Balance Holdings
Bear Stearns & Co. Inc
Benchmark Capital
BRM Seed Group
Carmel Ventures
Catalyst Investments L.P.
Clal Biotechnology Industries
Clal Venture Capital Management
Concord Ventures Management Ltd.
Cukierman & Co Investment House
Delta Ventures
Denali Ventures LLC
Deutsche Bank
Discount Investment Corportion
Edmond de Rothschild VC Management
European Venture Partners
Evergreen Partners Ltd.
Fantine Capital
First Israel Mezzanine Investors Ltd.
First IsraTech Fund
Foresight Technology Investment and Consulting Ltd.
Formula Ventures Ltd.
Forum Consulting & Business Development
Gemini Israel Venture Funds
Genesis Partners
Giza Venture Capital
Global Catalyst Partners
HK Catalyst Strategy & Finance
Intel Capital
Inventech Investment Co. Ltd.
Israel Infinity Venture Capital Management
Israel Seed Partners
Jerusalem Global Ventures
Jerusalem Venture Partners LP
Koor Corporate Venture Capital
Leumi & Co. Investment House Ltd.
M Rotem Industrial & Business Planning
Magnum Communications Fund
Marathon Venture Capital Fund
MayTree Management Group
Millennium Materials Technology Fund
Mofet Israel Technology Fund
Myriad Partners
Ness Ventures
Orbotech Ventures
Oscar Gruss & Son
Persys Investments
Pitango Venture Capital
Poalim Capital Markets Technologies
Portview Communications Partners
Proseed Venture Capital Fund
R.D.T Ventures
Rafael Development Corporation
Ramot & Co. Investment House
Samourai Ventures
Sequoia Capital Seed Fund
Shrem, Fudim, Kelner & Co. Ltd.
Shalom Equity Fund
Siemens Venture Capital
Silicon Valley Bank
Spring Investment Mgmt Company
Star Ventures
Steps Investments in Technology
STI Venture Capital
Tamir Fishman & Co.
Tamir Fishman Ventures II
TDA Capital Partners (Israel)
TechnoPlus Ventures
Teuza- A Fairchild Technology Venture
Tri- United Technologies
Veritas Venture Partners
Vertex Management Israel
Walden Israel Ventures
WR Hambrecht+Co
Yozma Management & Investment

Academic Institutions
Agricultural Research Organization
Bar-Ilan Research Authority
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev -Technologies &
Open University of Israel Research Authority
Ramot of Tel- Aviv University
University of Haifa - R&D Authority
Weizmann Institute of Science - Office of Research
Grants and Projects (ORGP)
Yissum, The Technology Transfer Company Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
Accounting Firms
BDO Ziv Haft
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - Brightman Almagor & Co.
Ernst & Young Israel (Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer)
Fahn, Kanne & Co.
Kesselman & Kesselman - PriceWaterhouseCoopers

KPMG- Somekh Chaikin

Rubin & Katz (Weiser LLP)

AGS globalservices
Arazy Group
Atid EDI
Cukierman & Co. Consulting
BP&C - Building Powerful Corporation
Cedar (Israel) Financial Advisors
Fantine Group
Gartner Group
IARD - Institute for Advanced R&D
IsraTec Consulting Services
MATI Raanana
MIW - Managing Investment Worldwide Ltd.
Strauss Strategy Consulting & Systems
Trendlines International Ltd.
Tudog Israel
Yankee Group Israel

Data Information Channels


d&a hi-tech information
Israel Science and Technology
IVC-Research Center

Foundations & Organizations
American Jewish Congress
Association of Electronic, Information and Software
Association of Software Houses
BARD- The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research
and Development Fund
Britech- UK- Israel R&D Foundation
CIIRDF- Canada Israel R&D Foundation
Cooperation for Energy Independence of Democracies
IISERD- Israel Europe R&D

ILA – The Israeli Information Technology Association
ILSI - International Life Sciences Institute
Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel)
KORIL–RDF-Korea-Israel R&D Foundation
SIIRD-Singapore-Israel R&D Foundation
Technological Incubators Program Office


Invest in Israel - Israel's Investment Promotion

Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute
Israel Institute for Biological Research – IIBR
MATIMOP- Israeli Industry Center for R&D
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Industry and Trade & Labor
Ministry of Science, Culture & Sports
MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel
NIST- National Institute of Standard & Technology
OCS- Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry and Trade

Law Firms
Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co.
Borochov, Korach, Eliezri & Co.
Cohen, Lahat, Doron & Co.
Efrati Galili Lahat & Co.
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Hanner-Ofer - Law Firm
Herzog, Fox & Neeman (HFN)
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Naomi Assia Law Offices
RC&P Reinhold Cohn & Partners
Shinar, Shachor, Weisberger
Shiboleth, Yisraeli, Roberts, Zisman & Co. & Neeman,
Ben Artzi & Co.
Volovsky, Dinstein, Sneh & Co.
Yigal Arnon & Co.
Zellermayer, Pelossof & Co.
Zysman Aharoni Gayer

2005 Bio Con

Genzyme Corporation
Yeda Research & Development Co, Ltd
Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute
Hadasit LTD
Proneuron Biotechnologies, inc
D-Pharm, Ltd.
Gamida Cell, Ltd Pavilion
MATIMOP - Israeli Industry Center for R&D
Yissum Technology Transfer Company
BioLineRx Ltd. 1959
B.G Negev Technologies Ltd.
Sorasky M. Center Pavilion
Nicast Ltd
Brainsgate LTD
Colbar LifeScience, Ltd
TheraVitae Ltd
NVR Ltd 1959
Bereshit (Genesisi) for cell therapy
Prochon Biotech
GeneGrafts Ltd
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics
Do-Coop Technologies Ltd