Tag: Israel

Israeli MRI company gets $20 million in latest investment round

Israeli MRI company gets $20 million in latest investment round

July 14, 2016 |

In Israel, high-performance MRI developer Aspect Imaging has raised $20 million in its latest round of funding but there were no details were disclosed about the investors in the round, bringing total investment to $120 million to date. Founded in 2003, the company builds MRI systems for use in the health, laboratory and industrial sectors. […]

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Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

Evogene and Marrone announce milestones and plans to move towards validation

May 17, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced they have successfully met an important milestone in their multi-year collaboration focused on discovery and validation of novel genes for insect control. In diet-based insect assays, certain proteins demonstrated control activity against several target pest insects, including fall armyworm, a devastating pest that causes annual damage […]

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Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

February 23, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene announced positive results from the testing of a set of the company’s discovered genes in corn and soybeans conducted this past season by its key collaborator, Monsanto. These are the first results for genes discovered and tested pursuant to a ‘Trait-First’ methodology implemented in the frame of the parties’ on-going, multi-year collaboration […]

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Evogene looks beyond plant genomics to bacteria for pest resistance

Evogene looks beyond plant genomics to bacteria for pest resistance

January 5, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene is looking beyond its traditional research areas of plant genomics and will now look at bacteria genomics as well in hopes of unlocking resistance to pests. The idea is take a different tack as creating pest resistance in plants that doesn’t lead to increased pest resistance to those methods as they mutate. […]

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An Alternative Path to Alternative Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative

An Alternative Path to Alternative Fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative

September 10, 2015 |

“We choose to live in a world free of dependence on crude oil, with a variety of clean and accessible means of transportation.” Israel’s main effort in addressing this global challenge is the national program for alternative fuels in transportation (The Fuel Choices Initiative). The Initiative has been budgeted for ten years in order to […]

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Israeli researchers determine sea lettuce viable but not yet economical for ethanol

Israeli researchers determine sea lettuce viable but not yet economical for ethanol

August 6, 2015 |

In Israel, research has shown that growing and producing bioethanol from algae of the species sea lettuce has great potential. However, the study has found that it is currently not economically viable. The global energy industry is constantly looking for renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. Among the proposed solutions, fuel production from plant material […]

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Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

August 5, 2015 |

In Israel, a novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on solid surfaces and carrying microbial lug-gage – another bacteria that can efficiently hydrolyze cellulose, was demonstrated by the group of Professor Eshel Ben- Jacob (R.I.P) from Tel Aviv University.  The innovation of the approach is the use of the recombinant […]

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Evogene announces first deal with multinational food company

Evogene announces first deal with multinational food company

March 18, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced its first collaboration agreement with a multinational food company. The focus of the multi-year collaboration is to improve productivity of a key crop underlying one of the consumer company’s leading branded product lines through advanced breeding methods. The agreement leverages Evogene’s decade-long experience, data base and know-how for yield improvement and […]

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Evogene announces positive 2014 results, castor seeds to commercialize in 2016

Evogene announces positive 2014 results, castor seeds to commercialize in 2016

March 2, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene has announced its financial results for Q4 and 2014. The company announced that Evofuel continues to make progress toward commercializing its propriety castor seeds in 2016 with key achievements in strengthening its agronomic offering and commercial reach in Brazil. Ofer Haviv, Evogene’s President and CEO, stated: “This past year was a year […]

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Evogene teams with Insolo Agroindustrial for castor optimization in Brazil

Evogene teams with Insolo Agroindustrial for castor optimization in Brazil

February 17, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced the signing of a collaboration agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary Evofuel Ltd. and Insolo Agroindustrial S.A., for the selection and optimization of Evofuel’s proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil. The two-year collaboration between the two companies will examine the suitability and adaptability of […]

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