The coronavirus pandemic has strained healthcare systems and battered economies worldwide. While the duration and scale of the outbreak remain to be determined, meeting the challenge it presents will undoubtedly require the rapid deployment of research, innovation, and resources on a scale rarely seen in world history.
With deep experience confronting widescale emergencies and harnessing research and innovation to meet pressing public challenges, Israel is in a unique position to help the globe respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
The non-profit organization Start-Up Nation Central has compiled a directory of nearly 80 Israeli companies and start-ups that can help combat the virus. The companies span a range of focus areas, including remote monitoring, medical devices, diagnostics, and more.
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In addition to a wide array of companies developing cutting-edge technologies and treatment solutions, Israel is also home to several esteemed academic and research institutions hard at work on the coronavirus response – including the Institute for Biological Research; the Weizmann Institute of Science; Ben-Gurion University’s Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases & AIDS, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and more.
At a time when the world needs it most, Israeli research and innovation is acting as a light unto the nations.