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The Synergy of Business and Healthcare - Equals Great Companies

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Hebrew university

MT. Scopus · Jerusalem

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Barbara Mandel Auditorium

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Joint MeetUp event of JLM-BioCity & the BioMed-MBA Program

"The Synergy of Business and Healthcare - Equals Great Companies"
with Special Guest - Dr Ziv Karni - Founder & CEO, Alma Lasers

Nov 7, 2018, Hebrew University Mount Scopus - Barbara Mandel Auditorium

A successful Healthcare Company is the sum of successful teamwork with various resources, disciplines, and skills, all focused on developing a product at the right time with the right business plan. And, of course, all fully understood by the entire team. Many businesses have failed because of a mistaken focus on solely the technology and the research, while efforts need to focus on the product or service and the business of bringing it to the market. Obviously, the business must be innovation-driven, with science and technology creating added value that will disrupt the traditional markets.

Dr Ziv Karni, has brought dozens of novel medical technologies to the market over 25 years spanning several leading Medical laser companies including, Laser Industries, ESC (known as Lumenis) and the latest, Alma Laser (acquired for $240M during 2013). Dr Karni will be speaking about his experience and his advice to the next generation of bio-entrepreneurs.

17:30 Registrations and Networking
18:30 Greetings
Opening – Dr Yaron Suissa, CEO, JLM-BioCity (moderator)
- Dr Lior Shaltiel, Director, BioMed-MBA program "From Lab to the Corporate"
- 5 promising JLM Bio Companies (1 1/2 min each)
18:50 Dr Ziv Karni - CEO and founder, Alma Lasers "The Business of Bringing Great Medical Technology to the Market"

19:10 - 19:30 Questions & Answers
19:30 - 20:00 Networking

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About Dr Ziv Karni - Dr Ziv Karni, Ph.D., serves as Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President, Head of Research and Development at Alma Lasers, Ltd. Dr Karni has over 30 years of experience in the development and sales of medical and aesthetic laser systems. From 2000 to 2006, Dr Karni served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alma Lasers, Ltd. Prior to founding Alma Lasers, he co-founded two laser-based companies, OrZiv Ltd. and LBT Ltd. Dr Karni serves as Director of Alma Lasers, Ltd with at least ten patents in the medical device industry and over 50 published works in the medical device field. Dr Karni holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and an MA in Chemical Physics from The Hebrew U, a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Tel Aviv U and a post-doctorate at Columbia U and Stanford U.

About JLM-BioCity is a forum of bio-entrepreneurs, business people & professionals focused on the bio, pharma & medtech industry in the Jerusalem area. JLM-BioCity has over 1200 members from industry, academia, hospitals, & gov't. It encourages networking through regular meetings or private business focused meetings with business missions & investors.

About the BioMed MBA Program at the Hebrew University -
The School of Business Administration at the Hebrew U opened on Oct 2016 the first Israeli university MBA program in biomedical management to teach & train the future leadership & management of companies across the spectrum of the biomedical sector, including biotechnology companies, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical device, & research laboratories (CROs). The program includes extensive training in all areas of business management, along with in-depth sector-specific training for the biomedical world with its unique challenges. The students in the program gain knowledge & tools in subjects such as R&D management, sorting & selecting suitable projects, intellectual property, legal, regulatory & ethical aspects of R&D & clinical work, economics of healthcare, as well as skills required for professional leadership & teamwork.