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Overview

An initiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority, BIOJERUSALEM was created to help fuel the economic development of Jerusalem by leveraging the vast life sciences resources available in the city. BIOJERUSALEM is committed to growing Jerusalem into a thriving life sciences center of sustainable enterprises and solid investments, grounded on cutting edge innovation.

How do we do this?

  • Establish BIOJERUSALEM as a hub for life sciences
  • Encourage the creation of new companies
  • Guide entrepreneurs through the start up stage
  • Advance the growth of new and existing companies
  • Attract investment in companies with a Jerusalem presence
  • Identify unmet industry needs and help launch supporting facilities and services
  • Foster connections between the various life sciences sectors in Jerusalem and globally
  • Increase international awareness and visibility of Jerusalem’s technology assets, capabilities and resources in life sciences

Did You Know?

  • The Hebrew University ranks 12th worldwide in biotechnology patents.
     
  • $2 billion in annual sales are generated from two life science products originating from scientific innovation at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. These include Exelon (marketed by Novartis) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and Doxil (marketed by J&J) for the treatment of cancer..