JLM-BioCity & the Bio-MBA Program invites you to:

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

Nov 7, 2018, Hebrew University, Barbara Mandel Auditorium, 4th floor, Mandel Building (Bldg 82) at Mt. Scopus campus For FREE PARKING, please fill out form:


A successful Healthcare Company is the sum of successful teamwork with various resources, disciplines, and skills, focused on developing a product at the right time with the right business plan. And, of course, 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.

Ziv 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). Ziv 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
– Prof Zvi Wiener, Dean, School of Business Administration
– Prof Haim Lotan, Director of The Heart Institute & Head of the Cardiovascular Division, Hadassah Medical Center & Co-Course Director, ICI2018 Meeting
– Prof L.D. Shvartsman, Medical Physics, Racah Institute, Hebrew U
– Dr Lior Shaltiel, Director, BioMed-MBA program “From Lab to the Corporate”
– 5 promising JLM Bio Companies:
* Tom Kovaery, founder, Ethadox
* Ofir Aharon, founder, SCADE MEDICAL
* Merrill Weber, founder, VOTIS
* Menashe Terem, Founder, BreathVision
* Abba Priev, Founder, NDT Ultrasonics

18:50 Dr ZIV KARNI – CEO & founder, Alma Lasers
“The Business of Bringing Great Medical Technology to the Market”

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

About – Dr Ziv Karni – PhD, serves as Co-Founder, CEO, President, Hd R&D at Alma Lasers Ltd with over 30 years of experience in the development and sales of medical and aesthetic laser systems. Prior to Alma Lasers, he co-founded two laser-based companies, OrZiv Ltd. and LBT Ltd. With at least ten patents & over 50 published works in the medical device fields. Ziv 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 post-docts from both Columbia U & Stanford U.

About – JLM-BioCity www.jlm-biocity.org is a forum of bio-entrepreneurs, business people & professionals focused on the pharma & medtech industry in the Jerusalem area involving industry, academia, & hospitals. It encourages networking through regular public or private business focused meetings.

About – the BioMed MBA Program at the Hebrew University –
The School of Business Administration opened on Oct 2016 the first Israeli university MBA program in biomedical management to teach & train the future leadership 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 BIO MBA students 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, the economics of healthcare, as well as skills required for professional leadership & teamwork.