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Company of the Year Finalists
Deal of the Year Finalists

Nazareth Illit-based company with its US headquarters in Atlanta develops, manufactures and markets microelectrode recording and stimulation devices, including MicroGuide and TeleSpike, for neurosurgery and neuroscience. Their products can be found in the best hospitals, universities, and research institutes around the world based on superior technology, service, and personal attention through a global professional sales and support team and network of worldwide partners. For the past 4 years, achieved profitability with a CAGR of more than 15%, and the US office has grown to 5 employees since it was established in 2002, with 28 employees overall. Competes in the same markets as many large companies such as Medtronic and St. Jude.


Suwanee, Georgia-based ARRIS Group acquired BigBand Networks for $172 million. Founded in Tel Aviv in 1998, BigBand continues to maintain its R&D operations in Israel. For several years, ARRIS has been interested in acquiring Israeli technology, having served as a major corporate sponsor of the AICC-organized US-Israel Broadband Business Exchanges held in Atlanta in 2005 and 2006. Previously, they partnered with Modi’in-based Resolute Networks on a joint venture R&D project that received a major grant from the BIRD Foundation.

Kibbutz Shamir-based manufacturer of disposable wipes, diapers, and hygienic products invested $17 million to open a new plant in Oxford, NC, created 42 jobs initially, and expects to expand to 100 employees.


Procter & Gamble and Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries created a joint venture, PGT Healthcare, to sell over-the-counter medicines that will combine Teva’s expertise in drug marketing with P&G’s expertise in branding to expand their presence in the $200 billion consumer healthcare industry. In connection with the formation of the joint venture, P&G sold its OTC plants in Greensboro, North Carolina, which produces Vicks, and in Phoenix, Arizona, which produces Metamucil. It will transfer the employees of both plants to Teva which will be the manufacturer and supplier for the PGT Healthcare business and P&G’s North American OTC business.

Kibbutz Amiad "Amiad Water Systems Ltd." is one of the world's major producers of water filtration products and supplier of filtration solutions. For over 50 years, Amiad has developed a range of compact automatic, self-cleaning filters incorporating innovative technology characterized by low operating cost and short capital payback. These filters have been effective in providing solutions to applications worldwide. Now in its sixth decade of successfully designing, manufacturing and marketing water filtration solutions, Amiad is known for its high quality standards and customer support. The April, 2010 acquisition of Bet-Zera based Arkal Filtration Systems and the 2011 relocation and expansion of Amiad’s USA HQ and manufacturing plant to Mooresville, NC has positioned the US company of 60 employees for continued U.S. growth.


Rehovot-based IDEA Bio-Medical and Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced that they have completed the sale of IDEA Bio’s Hermes WiScan® system to MUSC’s Center for Drug Discovery. The device is a breakthrough biological cell imaging desktop system that enables researchers, at all levels, to run a wide variety of biological applications at the push-of-a-button, using an extremely easy-to-use (tablet-style) touch screen mechanism. The company offers a base system that meets most research needs, and an additional set of modular packages like Live Cell, Object Mapping, and more.

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