To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
The Novartis dug company is in advanced talks to buy up Israeli-based stem cell treatments developer Gamida-Cell for $600 million, sources told the Globes business newspaper.
Slightly more than half of Gamida-Cell is owned by Clal Biotechnology and Elbit Medical Technologies, a subsidiary of Elbit Imaging.
Gamida-Cell has been considering offering an IPO on Wall Street, but the reported purchasing price offered by Novartis is far more than the revenues it would raise on its own.
Gamida Cell has proprietary technology for growing the number and density of stem cells within a specific blood sample and seeks to enhance umbilical cord blood donations for implants to cure blood cancer in adults.
Currently, umbilical cord blood can only be used for implant in people weighing less than 90 pounds, according to Globes.
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Bnei Sakhnin vs. Beitar Jerusalem last night at the Doha Stadium in Sakhnin. Sakhnin won 1-0.
Iran says it won’t make a deal with world powers over its nuclear development program by the Nov. 24 deadline.
Security leaders re-activate a special unit in Israel as Arab rioters injure four police officers in Jerusalem.
Israel’s cabinet decides to clear obstacles for employment of immigrating professionals.
Sheikh Samir Aasi says “I Was Attacked Because Of What I Stand For. These Extremists Don’t Want Relations Between Religions”
Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday at age 78.
A Tennessee watchdog group says textbooks in the state’s schools are teaching children to hate Israel and Jews.
In New Zealand a Jewish toddler wearing a yarmulka is attacked; the adults consider teaching their young to hide their identity.
If there were such a thing as “diplomatic police,” Abbas would have been arrested long ago for crossing red lines.
Both the town and the tower were destroyed in a violent fashion. A layer of ash shows they were burnt.
Son of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Israeli author Israel Zalman, dead at 85.
They were harmless men simply looking for “song birds.” Uh-huh.
US law states anyone who “Incited terrorist activity with intent to cause serious bodily harm or death” should be barred from entry.
The doctors completed their surgery and accomplished what they set out to repair.
The police knew the PA Arabs were sleeping in the cemetery, they just couldn’t figure out where…
This is in followup to the prayers and moment of silence that the Jordanian Parliament held in honor of the two terrorists.
Someone spray painted “ISIS” in Arabic on a memorial for fallen Druse soldiers up north.
Government ministers are examining steps the state can take to deter more terrorist attacks.
Yehudah Glick will be undergoing additional surgery on Sunday morning.
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