Ben-Gurion University Announces its 1,000th Patent

Be’er Sheva — April 4th, 2017 — Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), a leading inter-disciplinary Israeli research university has just applied for its 1,000th patent.

The patents granted to University faculty members and students encompass the majority of the University’s scientific areas including engineering, computer science, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, health sciences, materials, water and renewable energy. The pace of innovation has been increasing steadily: last year BGU filed three times more patent requests than a decade ago.

The young University, counting to its jubilee, has become a leading innovative force in recent years, establishing itself in key scientific fields including cyber security, renewable energy and biomedicine. In recent years, the University was listed among the top 100 worldwide universities granted US patents (according to a report published by the US National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association).

“We are committed to translating the discoveries of our researchers into commercial technologies that can benefit society,” says BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. Many patents issued to the University have resulted in successful companies, and others have contributed to products developed by international companies in cooperation with BGU.

One example is ElMindA, the first company to create an FDA-approved neural assessment tool for brain trauma and illnesses based on a visualization rather than invasive technology. The tool, which measures the brain?EU?s electronic activity and has been proven to detect early stages of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, was developed by Prof. Amir Geva of BGU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Another example is Botanocap, which produces green bio pesticides for crop protection, based on nano micro encapsulation of volatile compounds. The technology was developed by Prof. Arie Markus, from the Institute for Applied Research at BGU.

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