The OPTIN Contact Bulletin

 

New Projects in

MEDICAL-,  AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIAGNOSTICS

from Israel

No.12 – March 2003

                                            http://www.optin.nl/

Projects:

1.    Miniature electrochemical diagnostic biosensor for analyzing human physiological samples

2.    A diagnostic test for non-transferrin bound iron in serum and biological fluids

3.    Human DNA repair in medical diagnostics

4.    A diagnostic kit for detection of teething in infants

5.    Self contained in-vitro diagnostic kits

6.    Monitoring depth of Anesthesia

7.    Disposable indicator for prompt diagnosis of various medical-emergencies at the emergency-room and at peripheral clinics settings

8.    The role of Nr-CAM and ß-catenin in colon cancer and melanoma development

9.    Doppler technology – a device for assessment of esophageal function

10.  Urinary diagnostic kit for the detection of down syndrome

11.  New immunodiagnostics kit based on magnetic signal

12.  Recombinant fragments of the human acetylcholine receptor: application for the treatment of myasthenia gravis

13.  VESA - a unique viscosity & elasticity skin analyzer

14.  Rapid diagnostic kit for viral and bacterial infections

15.  Novel electrochemical analyzer with selective electrodes array for detection and determination of ultra-low levels of heavy metals

16.  Method for the diagnosis and follow up of schizophrenia and other mental and neurodegenerative disorders

17.  Accurate, non-invasive, predictor and indicator of fertility

18.  Determination of antibiotic susceptibility of microbial contamination in urine

19.  Detection of pregnancy associated syndromes in women

 

In the News:

1.    Nanotechnology and our future

2.    Orthoscan announces the world's first  radiation-free, palpation-based diagnostic system for spinal deformities enables patients to get the most accurate diagnosis without the risks of routine X-ray examinations

3.    BGU scientist develops method to detect, clean contaminated water by a technique for identifying biochemical warfare contaminants in water

 

 

Advertorials

1.    The institute for nature conservation research at Tel Aviv University

2.    Decubitus Digital Communication Treatment (DDCT)

3.    Blood Flow Enhancement (BFE)

 

Announcement

Tel Aviv university has published the EOI's for the Sixth Framework on the web, and invites interested partners from the Netherlands (academy and industry) to join the consortia being formed. Contact can be made directly with the coordinator of each group or with the EU liason Office at the address on the web site:

EOI's for the Sixth Framework

 

 

 

 

Coming up in the next Bulletin:

New projects in “Molecular Imaging” from Israel

 

To see the previous bulletins click on Projects at our web site http://www.optin.nl/.

 

For background and contact information on the listed projects  please contact Optin’s L.S. Manager e.guetta@optin.nl

 

You can receive this bulletin every month with

ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION of all the projects:

contact Mrs. Drs.  J.B. Peersmann: j.peersmann@optin.nl , +31-(0)70-3643260

 

For more information about Life Sciences in Israel and in The Netherlands look at OPTIN web site http://www.optin.nl/, your portal to Israeli and Dutch biotechnology.

 

 

Sponsors

DSM Venturing

IBM Life Sciences

Tel Aviv University

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Rad-Ramot Incubator

WFIA/ Israeli Office Delft

Hoekert’s creations

The Embassy of Israel

Matimop

CIDI

Nmedica

 

Contributors

Ramot / Tel Aviv University

Yissum / The Hebrew University

Yeda / Weizmann Institute

Rad-Ramot Incubator

Hadasit

Bar Ilan University

Ben-Gurion University

Technion

Matimop

 

Events

SYMPOSIUM - PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY AND TISSUE CULTURE  (NVPW)

28 March 2003,  WICC-IAC Wageningen, The Netherlands

BIO-TECH ISRAEL 2003

13-15 May 2003, Tel Aviv,  Israel

NANOSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

18-21 May 2003, Groningen, The Netherlands

ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE - OPPORTUNITIES IN GLOBAL BIOTECH

19-20 May 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDICINE

FROM ISRAEL AND THE NETHERLANDS

Coming up in September 2003,  The Netherlands