In an ongoing effort to establish partnerships between Georgia and Israel medical firms, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) has compiled an inventory of 70 Atlanta-based medical companies and organizations for its members.

As part of this initiative, Tom Glaser, president of the AICC Southeast Region, attended the Israel – U.S. Medical Technology Partnering Event in Boston May 20-21. The event featured 20 life sciences start-ups from Israel seeking investments and strategic alliances, many of which have not yet set up U.S. operations.  

Mr. Glaser told Globalfax that his purpose in attending the conference was “to meet with the Israeli companies and to share our inventory of Atlanta medical companies in order to promote future partnerships.” He added that some of the companies in attendance have already begun dialogues and that “the prospects for making matches are high.” 

The AICC plans to build a similar event around Atlanta firms some time next year.

Additionally, the chamber has secured the assistance of Amiram Shore, chairman of the Israel Association of Software Houses and chairman of the board of M.L.L. Software & Computers Industries Ltd., to promote Israeli businesses.

On Nov. 13, the AICC and the Southeastern Software Association (SSA) will sponsor a joint program to focus on Mr. Shore’s vision for strategic alliances between American and Israeli software companies.

The AICC’s medical committee, chaired by Sidney Kirschner, CEO of Northside Hospital, assists qualified Israeli companies in making introductions and contacts to potential strategic partners in the Southeast and hosts them for presentations to key decision makers. Areas of expertise for these companies include diagnostics, biotechnology, monitoring/treatment, electro-optics/endoscopy, computerization, equipment/supplies and rehabilitation.

For membership information, contact Andrea Abramowitz, director of membership and marketing at (404) 843-9426 or