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OurCrowd Portfolio Roadshow

On July 9, 2014 we welcomed back Israel's OurCrowd for an exciting introduction of EdenShield.

Yaniv Kitron (left), EdenShield's Co-Founder & CEO, discussed company’s natural, non-toxic insect
control system for greenhouse crops. The technology was developed from botanical extracts of medicinal  plants from the desert in Israel, and is effective against penetration of a variety of insects which cause damage to greenhouse crops without the need for pesticides.
EdenShield traveled to Chicago as part of an investment roadshow with OurCrowd, the Israeli equity crowdfunding platform. EdenShield operates inside the Mofet Venture Accelerator in Israel, a member of the Trendlines Group.

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On the Cusp of a Cure: Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research

On July 25, 2014 we partnered with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on a program featuring Eli Lewis, Ph.D. He discussed progress in his research into diabetes treatments since his last addressed our groups in 2010.

Three clinical human trials have recently been completed with very promising initial results. Dr. Lewis has been awarded important research grants by groups including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Israel Science Foundation. To learn more about Dr. Lewis' research and clinical trials, click here.
Dr. Eli Lewis is Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Ilse Katz Career Development Chair in Health Sciences Research; Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology; and Director, Clinical Islet Laboratory.

Pictured at left (left to right) Dr. Lewis; Marc Bassewitz, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Illinois Chapter; and Dr. Gregory Clark, JDRF Illinois Board member.

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Michael Schmitt
Executive Director
Business Leadership Award
Accepting for Takeda

Tetsuyuki Maruyama, Ph.D.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.

Graeme R. Martin, Ph.D.
Takeda Ventures, Inc.
Sandler Award

Michael Rosen
Forest City Science + Technology Group

Master of Ceremonies

Aaron Freeman
Stand Up Comedian, Artist,
Cartoonist, Blogger, Torah Maven

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America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Daniel K. Sabol

Jane C. Fischer
First Vice-President

Michael H. Traison
President Emeritus

Michael R. Schmitt
Executive Director
AICC Calendar of Events 


Wednesday, 8:00am - Skokie, IL

Igniting The Next Generation Of Biotech Startups: Medical Innov At Hebrew U

Wednesday, 12:30pm - Chicago, IL

Israel's Natural Gas Industry; Securing the Future at the Univ. of Haifa

August 18 - Madison, WI
August 19 & 20 - Des Moines, IA
August 21 - Chicago, IL

U.S. Export to Israel Promotion Roadshow - Click here to request information

Wednesday, 5:30pm - Moline, IL

Israel Business Update

Wednesday, 5:30pm - Chicago, IL

2014 Awards & Celebration Dinner

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