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Life Sciences Practice Group

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The Region's Only Independent Educational Forum on Israel and Its Economy

and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago


"Israel's Role in Advancing Stem Cell Technology"

The ExCell Trial: Innovative developments in stem cell research.

Find out about the exciting advances in stem cell research-from Israel to Illinois

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 • 11:30 am Networking.  12:00 noon Program.

osted by

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Ben Gurion Way • 30 S. Wells St. • Chicago, IL 

RSVP (required) by 10:00 am on Friday, July 23

sponsored by


Presented by:

Gerard Hoehn, Ph.D.

Medical Science Liaison-Oncology, Professional Affairs Medical Affairs Teva Pharmaceuticals

North America Branded Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Hoehn provides scientific expertise and support for oncology business development opportunities within the Teva Neuroscience organization and is the scientific lead within Medical Affairs on all emerging oncology products, including StemEx®.

Prior to joining Teva, Dr. Hoehn served as the Director of Clinical Proteomics Applications at National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Critical Care Medicine Department and as Senior Field Scientist/Technical Applications Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region for Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc.

About the The ExCell Trial:

ExCell is a clinical trial studying StemEx® as an alternative transplantation option for adolescents and adults with leukemia, lymphoma and other high risk hematological malignancies, who are unable to find a matched, related bone marrow donor.

The study is sponsored by the Gamida Cell/Teva Joint Venture headquartered in Israel.

For additional information, click here. 

Please plan to attend and learn about cell therapy/cord blood transplantation, and how the ExCell trial is enrolling patients for a FDA pivotal study for patients with leukemia and lymphoma at clinical sites worldwide including Chicago and Illinois.

Who Should Attend:

  • Hospitals and medical centers

  • Biotech companies

  • Entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists

  • Professional service providers

  • Thought leaders from academia and from Non-Government Organizations

  • Senior political leaders and policy makers

  • Anyone with an interest in biotech and Israeli technology


The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago's Life Sciences Practice Group is a forum that carries out life science programming, enhances our community's position in Israel, and drives U.S.-Israel life science connections.

AICC Life Sciences Practice Group Co-Chairs

Michael S. Rosen

Forest City Science + Technology Group (Illinois Science + Technology Park)

David L. Gulley, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

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There are many chambers of commerce in Chicago, but the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) is the ONLY ONE devoted to Israel.


Facilitate TRADE and INVESTMENT between the U.S. and Israel in both directions.

Present business NETWORKING, informational and educational programs.

Bring INBOUND and OUTBOUND trade delegations and business MATCH-MAKING events.

Work closely with the Government of Israel to EFFECT its BUSINESS GOALS.

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