This article appeared in the "Bio-Tech" special edition magazine of Ha'aretz newspaper, May 2009.
Good companies can raise funds in hard times, especially in what are known as 'down rounds'. This article appeared in 'The Accountant' magazine, April 2009 issue, Israel.
The article discusses the role of the Office of the Chief Scientist (“OCS”) of the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and its many programs, and the effect of the Law for the Encouragement of Industrial Research and Development, 1984, as amended (the “Law”) on the success of the high tech sector in Israel.
Israel has increasingly become an important centre for conducting multinational clinical trials, with major pharmaceutical companies sponsoring trials in the country's many academic and medical facilities. With high-quality medical professionals and leading academics, in addition to a diverse population base and a modernized regulatory environment, Israel is an attractive venue for conducting clinical research.
After years of public discussion and position papers, the Knesset- Israel's parliament recently enacted the New Copyright Act 2007 (New Law) which will come into effect in May 2008. This article was published in Managing Intellectual Property- February 2008.