Taking an important step towards bringing greater healthcare equity to the region through medical innovation, Sheba’s ARC Innovation signed an MOU with the New South Wales Government.

Convening by video, Sheba Director General, Prof. Yitshak Kriess, and Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba’s Chief Transformation & Innovation Officer as well as Founder and Director of ARC, joined New South Wales’s (NSW) Minister for Health Brad Hazzard to formalize the agreement, paving the way for research and innovation collaborations.

The MOU will serve as a basis for implementing a range of collaborative initiatives, and represents Sheba and NSW’s shared intention to move forward together. The agreement’s main areas of focus include training and capacity building in research translation and commercialization; facilitation of innovation, research, development, and commercialization opportunities; and joint work with the ARC ecosystem.

“One of the key goals of this partnership will be looking at new ways to overcome the challenges associated with getting health technology to market so that patients can access lifesaving treatments quicker,” Mr. Hazzard said. “The signing of this agreement between the NSW Government and Sheba Medical Center is the first step in establishing a partnership that will allow us to collaborate on innovations to improve patient care.”

This latest agreement serves to highlight Sheba’s dedication to transforming global healthcare in the spirit of innovation, excellence, and equality.

“In Australia, and specifically NSW, we have found like-minded organizations. We look forward to working closely together in order to drive health transformation efforts,” Prof. Zimlichman explained.

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