The Link Between Academic and Industrial Advancement

B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. (BGN) of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) serves as the link between industry and academic research.
BGN helps the university and its faculty "translate" their inventions and academic achievements into commercially valuable products by facilitating technology transfer to existing companies or by creating new companies established around these inventions.
BGN files patent applications on behalf of BGU in Israel and worldwide, and manages the university's patent and Intellectual Property portfolio.


BGN has successfully established more than 25 start-up companies. The following is a partial list of established companies based upon BGU know-how:

  • NeuroDerm.pngNeuroDerm Ltd.

    NeuroDerm developed ND0601, the first ever levodopa (L-DOPA) skin patch for Parkinson’s disease. This passive, non-invasive system is based on a proprietary L-DOPA ester formulation. ND0601 is able to achieve continuous delivery of L-DOPA, an objective that was long considered the “holy grail” of Parkinson’s disease treatment.

    3 Golda Meir Street
    Weizmann Science Park
    Ness Ziona 74036, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 9462729
    Fax: (972) 8 9461729
  • WideMed Ltd.WideMed.jpg

    WideMed is a leading company in the growing bio-medical signal diagnostics and treatment market. Leveraging its innovative signal processing algorithms, the company offers comprehensive signal analysis and workflow management services and solutions to the fast growing Cardio-Sleep market.

    10 Ha'sadnaot Street
    Herzliya 46733, Israel
    Tel:  (972) 9 951 4159
    Fax: (972) 9 951 4158
  • NESS Ltd.nesslogo.png

    NESS - Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Systems is committed to providing technological solutions in response to the needs of the millions of patients suffering from paralysis due to neurological disorders.

    19 Ha-Haroshet Street,
    P.O.Box 2500,
    Ra'anana 43654, Israel
    Tel: (972) 9 7485738
    Fax: (972) 9 7485740
  • Zenith Solar zenithsolar_logo.gif 
    ZenithSolar has developed a modular and easily scalable high concentration photovoltaic system (HCPV). The core technology is based on a unique, proprietary optical design that extracts the maximum energy with minimal 'real estate'.
    The system provides high electrical output concurrently with heat at temperatures ranging from those associated with domestic hot water to those suited to process heat - that can address vertical cogeneration applications.
    Using widely available materials and processes with a complete vertical integration production practice, ZenithSolar employs very cost effective mass manufacturing capabilities.

    5 Habarzel Blvd.
    POB 8627
    Qiryat Gat 82000, Israel
    Tel: (972) 72 2222007
  • Protea Ltd.
    Protea Vaccine Technologies Ltd. began operations in June 2006. The company is developing a protein based universal vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

    The founders are Prof. Yaffa Mizrachi Nebenzahl PhD from the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, an expert in host pathogen interaction with the host immune system and Prof. Ron Dagan MD, head of Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, .a specialists in pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines.

    Protea is now fully owned by NasVax

  • AlgaTechnologies Ltd. (1998) algatech.png

    Algatech was founded in 1999 to develop and commercialize Astaxanthin and other microalgae-derived products for the nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals industry. This mission was led by Algatech’s first nutraceutical product development, astaxanthin, and the company was established with the JCA’s backing to commercialize the work of Prof. Sammy Boussiba from the Sde Boker research institute of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

    Kibbutz Ketura
    MP Eilot Corridor, 88840, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 635-6425
    Fax:(972) 8 635-6562

  • Multiphy Networks Ltd.Multiphy_logo.gif 

    MultiPhy was established in Oct. 2006 by Ben-Gurion University and Prof. Dan Sadot based on a long term academic development in the optical communication division of the Ben-Gurion University. MultiPhy has developed proprietary technology that enables ultra high data rate in FTTx and SAN markets. MultiPhy operation model define MultiPhy as a "FabLess" semiconductor high speed chipset company and an Opto–Transceiver maker (in XFP and SFP+ form factor).

    Omer Industrial Park
    P.O.Box: 3010
    Omer , 84965, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 6466869
    Fax: (972) 8 6466870
  • AmorphiCal Ltd. amorphical_logo.jpg

    Amorphical is an innovative company engaged in the development of synthetic dietary supplements and drugs based on unique biomineralogical principles and substances derived from crustacean mineral deposition processes, for treatment of human bone metabolism-related disorders. Amorphous Calcium Carbonate (ACC) is a novel calcium supplementation formulation with scientifically proven advantages over currently marketed calcium carbonate products. 

    P.O.Box: 15021
    Beer Sheva, 84210, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 6461062
    Fax: (972) 8 6461922 
  • Membranes Developing Company Ltd.

    MDC established in July 2009 developing a new class of novel Nano-filtration membranes that are meant to become integrated in a Municipal and Industrial waste facilities.

    Omer Industrial Park
    P.O.Box: 3010
    Omer, 84965, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 6466869
    Fax: (972) 8 6466870

  • CartiHeal Ltd. cartiheal_logo.png  

    CartiHeal is a medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and bringing to market a novel and proprietary comprehensive implant for repair of articular cartilage and osteochondral defects. The company is set to realize more than ten years of R&D activity performed at the Department of Biotechnology Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. CartiHeal’s products are based on an FDA approved 3-D natural-based material, which is biocompatible and biodegradable. CartiHeal has identified that the material supports the growth, proliferation and differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into cartilage tissue. CartiHeal is using, in a proprietary manner, the unique biological advantages of the scaffold to repair articular cartilage defects.

    Incentive Incubator
    P.O.Box 3,
    Ariel, 44837, Israel
    Tel: (972) 3 908-5000
    Fax: (972) 3 936-6873
  • Polyrizon Ltd. polyrizon.jpg  

    Polyrizon's innovative technology raises allergy solutions to a new level - it prevents the allergic reaction as opposed to existing medications that suppress the symptoms after the reaction occurs. The novel Polyrizon formulation produces a clear protective layer that coats the nasal passages when applied as a spray or gel.

    10 Ein Hakore St.
    Rishon Lezion, 75289, Israel
    Tel: (972) 3 9501526; 054-4626903
    Fax: (972) 3 9501526
  • Elminda Ltd. Elminda_logo_s.gif 
    ElMindA develops and markets an innovative platform that reveals and affects the neural pathways in the brain.

    ElMindA technology performs functional brain imaging and brain treatment for a wide range of clinical applications such as neural rehabilitation of stroke patients and diagnosis and treatment management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    5 Nachum Chat St.,
    Beit Topaz Haifa, Israel
    Tel: (972) 4 8138188
    Fax: (972) 4 8138187

  • Botanocap Ltd. botanocap.jpg  

    Botanocap Ltd. has developed patented novel technology relates to microcapsules of essential oils, processes for the preparation thereof and their application as green products for agriculture and the consumer market .The Company's invention also provides the process and tools for the preparation of essential oils products in very efficient and cost effectiveness methods. 

    Ashkelon Technological Industries - Tech. Incubator
    P.O.Box: 7284
    Ashkelon, 78172, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 6754934
    Fax: (972) 8 6751113

  • VacciGuard vacci.jpg

    VacciGuard is developing a platform technology based on proprietary peptides derived from HSP-60 (Heat Shock Protein-60). HSP-60 is a chaperone/stress protein that sends powerful signals to the immune system, especially at sites of inflammation and stress.

    P.O.Box: 20,
    Misgav Business Park
    M.P. Misgav 20179, Israel
    Tel: (972) 9 899 8933; 
  • Medilogos Ltd.  Medilogos.jpg

    Automated Knowledge Accumulating Over Time. MediLogos is engaged in the development, marketing, and sales of innovative systems for automated application of knowledge to data accumulating over time. Its main objectives are to support management and quality assessment, to reduce the costs, and to support decision making and provide pre defined alerts.

    Mob: (972) 54 4780336

  • Civcom Inc. (ex-Xlight Inc.) civcom.PNG

    Civcom® is a pioneer in the development and manufacturing of cost-saving Opto-electronic components, modules, and sub-systems. Civcom is a US corporation, founded in 2000, with HQ and R&D center in Israel and an office in the US. Civcom’s line of products provides worldwide solutions for applications such as Telecom, Military, Research, Avionics, Medical/Bio-technology, Test & Measurements and more. 

    2 Hagranit Street
    P.O.Box: 4148
    Petach-Tikva, 49514, Israel.
    Tel: (972) 3 9229229
    Fax: (972) 3 9228227
  • Acceptys Inc  Acceptys

    1 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871
    Tel: (973) 714 6611
    Fax: (973) 729 7759 

  • BioMagnesium Systems Ltd.   

    BioMagnesium Systems began operations in May 2006.

    BioMagnesium Systems is developing a biodegradable internal fracture fixation system made from proprietary magnesium alloys. The alloys that are being used combine the mechanical properties required for fracture fixation with a novel biodegradable and biocompatible implant material. No biodegradable solution exists for load-bearing applications, necessitating the use of permanent stainless steel or titanium implants, and a second surgical procedure for their removal.

    P.O.Box: 408
    Kiryat Shmona, 11013, Israel
    Tel: (972) 4 6818800
    Fax: (972) 4 6818806 
  • Phagolum 

    Phagolum is a simple to perform diagnostic system, which screens for characteristic activities of the immune system and provides an accurate and comprehensive assessment of a patient's medical condition within two hours, including type and severity of infection. 

    Ashkelon Technological Industries - Tech. Incubator
    P.O.Box: 7284
    Ashkelon, 78172, Israel
    Tel:  8 6754934;  (972) 54 7691011
    Fax: (972) 8 6751113; (972) 8 8571899
  • Pixelscan Ltd.

    PixelScan is developing an algorithm for improving the effective resolution in digital cameras. The proposed product is a basic technique for CIS crosstalk (CTK) compensation - to sharpen the image in terms of recovering the information lost by the pixel to its neighborhood, or more precisely smeared by crosstalk between the pixels in the array - thus improving the effective resolution of cameras. 

    P.O.Box: 114,
    Sde Boker, 84990, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 6255888
    Fax: (972) 8 6466870
  • Rotec Ltd.

    Water Treatment - a Novel High Recovery Desalination Process for Brackish Groundwater

    ROTEC (Reverse Osmosis Technologies) - formerly FR-SDS Ltd - is a water treatment company that develops novel technologies improving desalination processes of brackish groundwater.
  • Todos Medical  logo-todosmedical.png

    TODOS medical has developed a new In Vitro cancer diagnostic method that we believe will change the way cancers will be diagnosed few years from today.
    The method is cost effective, highly specific and sensitive and is specially designed for mass population diagnosis.

    The method is based on optical assessment of peripheral blood samples and the use of mathematical algorithms.

    12 Kineret St.
    Airport City
    (972) 3 9726000
  • NanoDerma Ltd.

    NanoDerma offers novel and proprietary (patents pending) topical and transdermal microemulsion delivery systems for the pharmaceutical, skin-care and cosmetic industries.

    20 Tsipman St.
    Raanana , 43220, Israel
    Tel: (972) 9 7438760; (972) 54-5485199
    Fax: (972) 9 7438760 
  • PheroCap

    Effective, environmentally friendly, non-poisonous chemical products for 'greener' pest control. 

  • NatSpears Ltd. (Israel)

    Develops novel therapeutic compounds and diagnostic tools for the treatment of cancer and viral diseases, using its proprietary targeting & killing platform technology. 

    27 Habarzel St., Or Towers, Bldg A.
    Rad Biomed Incubator Tel Aviv, Israel
    Tel: (972) 7684944; (972) 8 6477283
    Fax: (972) 3 534-1650
  • Thulium Ltd.

    Thulium is developing a beta-gamma radiation source comprising of the isotope Thulium 170 (Tm 170) as a new radiation source for both HDR and LDR brachy-therapy.
    Omer Industrial Park
    P.O.Box: 3010,
    Omer, 84965, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 6466869
    Fax: (972) 8 6466870
  • Green Power Technologies Ltd. (Israel)

    Green Power Technologies Ltd.,
    12 Hamada st., Park T. M. R,
    Rehovot, 76703, Israel
    Tel: (972) 8 9360960
    Fax: (972) 8 9360964 

  • STI Silica TEchn Israel(ex-ATI)