Neuroscience institutions from the East Coast and Israel will join forces to conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological issues.
Research centers based at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University in Philadelphia as well as two institutions in New York will collaborate with Ramat Hasharon’s Israel Brain Technologies through the new partnership.
The congressman added his belief that "extraordinary teams of researchers and doctors dedicated to discovering new treatments and cures,” will come about as result of the joint effort.
Rafi Gidron, the founder and chairman of Israel Brain Technologies, highlighted Israeli President Shimon Peres as a figure of inspiration for U.S.-Israeli partnership.
“This collaboration represents an important first step in a long-term partnership between Israel and the U.S. Together, we can make a major impact on the lives of millions throughout the world," he said in a news release.
New York's participating institutions, Feinstein Institute in Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor Lab in Cold Spring Harbor, were represented at the ceremony by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, also a Democrat.