Our strength is in converting initial research initiatives into novel medical treatments by leveraging Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s abilities, facilities, and expertise for the advancement of medical science.

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Shaare Zedek Scientific Ltd. (Mada’it) is a subsidiary of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem’s fastest growing major medical center which treats over 800,000 medical cases annually. Our goal is to act as an innovation bridge between leading companies in the fields of medical research and our hospital.

Our strength is in converting initial research initiatives into novel medical treatments by leveraging our hospital’s abilities, facilities, patients and expertise for the advancement of medical science. Our daily mission is to ensure that Shaare Zedek’s growing successes in research and clinical care also benefits the global healthcare community. In multiple clinical realms, we offer our research partners unique access to clinical data, patients, materials and knowledge leading to specific scientific advantages. Shaare Zedek Medical Center employs nearly 1,000 physicians in 30 departments and 70 ambulatory units with over 1,000 patient beds. Over 32,000 surgeries and approximately 3,000 diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterizations are conducted annually. Our Emergency Medicine Department is the largest in Jerusalem and treats 150,000 patients every year. The maternity departments see over 22,000 deliveries annually, establishing Shaare Zedek as one of the world’s most active maternity hospitals. A central pillar of Shaare Zedek’s vision is to promote the medical field by engaging in research at all levels. This mission has guided Shaare Zedek for nearly 120 years; to advance innovative modes of medical care that embrace new technologies and methods for the benefit of the community we are blessed to serve. Indeed, we encourage our clinicians and scientists to maximize their innovation potential in industry and investigator-initiated research projects across a broad range of applied and theoretical topics and disciplines. This includes basic science, clinical trials, and practical innovation such as development of medical devices. This helps promote an always-expanding and increasingly productive collaboration with key industry players. Shaare Zedek Scientific provides the professional support the investigators require to foster a fruitful interaction with industry players and other academic institutes. Today, through the dynamic infrastructure we have created, we are increasingly positioned to push those goals even further and expand beyond boundaries for enhancing healthcare science all over the world
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Technology Transfer

Shaare Zedek Scientific is fully equipped to promote the development and commercialization of novel medical technologies. Our team is positioned to guide this process from conception to implementation. This includes identifying and assessing potential new inventions, ensuring intellectual property protection, guiding the inventor through the development process, providing technological support, assisting to identify and recruit potential funders and finally to commercializing. Our internally-managed R&D fund supports selected projects that have been identified as new medical technologies with relevant potential for commercial and industry success. Selected projects can receive initial funding for further development and IP protection. We design a strategic plan for each project and then convene a team of relevant professionals (programmers, engineers, other specialist), to help build a prototype or reach a proof of concept.

Clinical Trials

Our Innovation Center actively promotes partnerships between Shaare Zedek Medical Center and a growing community of companies operating in the digital health space. In the interest of jointly discovering innovations that will guide medical science into the next generation, we proudly collaborate with key industry players welcoming the chance to leverage our massive bank of clinical data and biological samples for testing. For partners looking to promote studies in one of Israel’s most advanced and experienced major hospitals, Shaare Zedek offers an optimal response ranging from pilot studies to system deployment, research and clinical validation or serving as a beta site for all types of health-tech related studies. Supported by our medical staff, our vision is to promote high-level partnerships. We invite companies to present new technologies and in turn we can provide comprehensive support including access to data, samples, patients and medical professionals as well as the physical facilities for testing products. As Jerusalem’s fastest growing hospital that has served its community for close to 120 years, Shaare Zedek presents unparalleled experience and know-how. Furthermore, familiarity with key challenges allows us to assist in navigating the regulatory process to quickly obtain necessary approvals relevant to the collaborative study. With a healthy vision for scientific advancement, achievement and a commitment to leverage new medical technologies for the betterment of global healthcare, we welcome the opportunity to partner with like-minded companies in realizing these ambitious goals.

Innovation Center

The Innovation center of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem was established in order to bridge and connect commercial companies and startups to the medical center, in order to facilitate and enable quick and efficient cooperation to advance patient treatment and the medical field.


The innovation center focuses on solutions such as personalized healthcare, preventative medicine, digital health, tele-healthcare and solutions aimed at increasing the efficiency of healthcare organizations.


With over 1000 beds, Shaare Zedek is one of Israel’s largest medical centers.

We allow our partners to evaluate and integrate technologies and solutions in real clinical settings and to perform pilots and build beta-sites for new and experimental technologies within the center and with the help of our staff.


Our offering includes:

  • Potential cooperation with +1000 doctors and medical staff
  • Access to medical Data (such and imaging files, tissue samples etc.)
  • IT, Statistical and Research coordination support
  • Access to medical infrastructure
  • Access to Research Labs (such as Genetics, Oncology, Stem cells etc.)
  • Access to patients and hospital wards and clinics
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our team

Prof. Dan Turner CEO

Prof. Dan Turner

Chairman, Board of Directors

Renana Ofan, Ph.D COO

Renana Ofan, Ph.D


Guy Cohen, Ph.D., MBA

Innovation Center PM

Ms. Anna Katz Lead – Contracts

Anna Katz

Lead – Contracts

Dr. Shoshi Keynan

Head of TTO unit

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Tali Katz

Financal Officer

Nikanor Chen

Lead – Clinical Trials
02- 5645719

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Irit Romi

Administrative Assistant

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