BioJerusalem aims at developing the strong life sciences cluster and supporting new companies that operate in Jerusalem.
You may have never heard of them, but there are more than a hundred biotechnology startup companies active in Jerusalem. It all started in 1988, when the Israeli government established the Jerusalem Development Authority, a statutory corporation committed to promoting the economic development of Jerusalem. Among the most thriving economic engines in the Israeli capital, the JDA has been attracted to the growing biomedical industry – a result of a consolidated bridging system between the Hebrew University, Hadassah and Shaarei Tzedek hospitals. On those bridges were founded the aforementioned start-ups, which work daily to discover and create new drugs, as well as on producing new medical devices for the diagnosis and cure of several diseases.
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