Press Coverage in 2015
Secretary of Energy Moniz praises U.S.-Israel BIRD Energy cooperation
"Our work in R&D will build on the excellent collaboration already going on under the BIRD auspices...."
October 21, 2015
Wireless pet wearable tech health monitoring collar detects, alerts about high activity levels, positively impacting treatment for life-threatening condition, new veterinary case study finds.
PetPace, the provider of an innovative IoT collar for remote real-time monitoring and analysis of pet vital signs and activity, today released the findings of a new medical case study. The PetPace smart collar case study, documents in detail how the PetPace collar facilitated the successful treatment of a three-year-old American Pit Bull from a dangerous heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) parasitic infection.
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If you’ve never been to an event organized by ag biotech specialists from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, your first one is likely to be a mind bender.
Today’s agriculture is a far cry from the old stereotype of overall-wearing goobers muscling “fert ‘n’ dirt.”
That’s never been more clear than it was this week as 135 movers and shakers from the expanding world of agricultural biotechnology shared ideas, auditions and a jam-packed day at NCBiotech’s third annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.
One successful recruit to the program was Ron Maron, Ph.D., business development director for the Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research & Development Foundation (BIRD). He brought "oohs' and "ahhs" from the investment-hungry auditorium as he explained why he'd flown halfway around the world to give away money.
Maron explained that his foundation is an endowment set up 40 years ago to to stimulate industrial R&D for the mutual benefit of the U.S. and Israel. It does that by providing some $25 million a year in non-diluting grants. He noted just a year ago BIRD saw a successful outcome from an investment in a joint research effort by Durham's Precision Biosciences and Israel's Danziger Innovations Ltd. "This is a great opportunity for me," said Maron as he perused the audience.
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May 20, 2015North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Digital Technology Helps Lower Risk of Heart Attacks
The Wall Street Journal
More Power per Flower
A pot of pretty petunias will practically sell itself, but petunias don’t retain their beauty for long. A joint Israeli-American “precise breeding” project is now working toward extending the shelf-life of these popular flowers.
The partnership is supported by a grant from the BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation warded in December last year.
Many researchers and professionals around the world warn of worldwide starvation by 2050. Less and less cultivated land will have to supply more food for the population, that is expected to grow two or three-fold by then. Farm lands are being sold as real estate for the expansion of cities. The average age of farmers in the United States in 2007 was 57; thus, the younger generation is abandoning agriculture for more modern and lucrative professions. If solutions are not found for producing an adequate amount of food, then wars will be waged over water and food.
Ron Maron and Victor Alchanatis
Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), an industrial bioscience company, and Genome Compiler Corp., a synthetic biology platform company, have entered into a collaboration agreement to integrate Amyris’s automated lab services with Genome Compiler’s online design tools and e-commerce platform to enable users to design and order DNA or other biological products seamlessly.
This joint project is funded in part by a grant from the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD Foundation), a U.S.-Israeli partnership between private sectors to expand private high-tech industries.
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StartUp Health Academy Grows to 90 Digital Health Companies
EnStorage’s low-cost unit stores more megawatts of power for a longer time - major advance for wind- and solar-energy producers.
"A second EnStorage system is being installed in Texas through a partnership with New Jersey’s Princeton Power Systems and O’Brien and Gere national engineering and construction firm.
The Texas project is fueled by a $950,000 grant from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD), and is intended as a working demo site to gain the attention of potential customers and partners.
Abigail Klein Leichman