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Israel will be represented by nine top biotech firms this year at the 25th annual BIO International Convention, to be held this week June 4-7 in Boston.

The conference, considered the world’s largest and most prestigious biotechnology conference, is hosting 16,000 professionals from more than 74 countries and showcasing the best and most promising new companies along with developments in medical technology and life sciences.

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“The conference is a dynamic and professional platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, insights, and best practices pertaining to biotechnological innovation,” said Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry, Eli Cohen. “It is intended to provide solutions to some of the most pressing and important global challenges, such as: treatment of chronic illnesses, improving public health in the digital age, feeding growing populations and keeping up with global energy demand.”

“Israel will be represented at the conference by an impressive national pavilion which will include nine leading companies carefully selected by the Israel Innovation Authority, with support from the Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI). These companies represent Israeli innovation in various fields of the life sciences,” Cohen added.

The nine companies representing Israel in Boston this year are:
BiomX
Cell Cure Neurosciences LTD
EIMindA
FutuRx LTD
Mitoconix
Nucleix Ltd
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc
TALIAZ Ltd, and
VBL Therapeutics.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.