As a centre of world class research, the largest in Israel, committed to sharing its know-how with the world, the Hebrew University is a powerhouse of invention, entrepreneurship and innovation, producing countless products that impact our daily lives.  Yissum, its technology transfer company, has registered over 10,500 patents and has produced over 170 spin-off companies since 1964. Below are a few examples of some of the university’s recent achievements:

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Solving Health Problems

Exelon – FDA-approved drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, worldwide sales by Novartis. Marta Weinstock-Rosin, Department of Pharmacology, Hebrew University.

Doxil® – The only cancer medication of Israeli origin currently on the market with an innovative drug delivery system, worldwide sales by Johnson & Johnson and Schering Plough. Product developed by; Yechezkal Barenholz, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University.

PerioChip® is a small, orange brown, rectangular chip (round at one end) for insertion into periodontal pocket. Product developed by; Michael Friedman, School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University & Michael Sela, Doron Steinberg both from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University.

Solving Food Problems

Cherry Tomatoes & Long Life Shelf-Life Tomatoes – The world’s most popular cocktail hybrids for greenhouse production with improved shelf-life, yield, and quality, which revolutionized the fresh market industry, both indoors and in open fields. They have become an industry standard.

Developed by Haim Rabinowitch & Nachum Kedar both from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Hebrew University.

Solving Security Problems

Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd. – Pioneering vision systems for accident reduction by analyzing signals from car-mounted cameras to warn drivers of potential road hazards, today a standard in many cars.

Developed by Prof Amnon Shashua of the Hebrew University. Intel acquired Mobileye Technologies Ltd in 2017.


BriefCam’s mission is to facilitate rapid video review so as to maximize the value of recorded surveillance video that will allow the end user to quickly locate and investigate any event.

Developed by Prof Shmuel Peleg, Hebrew University School of Computer Science.