Hadasit Creates “Brunch Club” to Forge Bonds Between Hadassah Physicians and Industry Professionals
To foster creative new research, Hadasit, the Hadassah Medical Center's technology transfer arm, has instituted "The Brunch Club," bringing together Hadassah physician/researchers and industry professionals who work in related fields.
Explaining the goal of the Brunch Club, Hadasit Chief Executive Officer Dr. Einat Zisman noted, "I believe that making the connection between science and industry will help our doctors learn about the trends in the relevant industry and give them a chance to meet and brainstorm with industry professionals. These meetings could spark new ideas and new research projects that could be developed with an eye to their commercial, as well as medical, potential." Pointing out that industry is quick to recognize a possible product, Dr. Zisman cited the case of Johnson & Johnson recently signing a research and option agreement with Hadasit to develop a new antidepressant based on early research being conducted by Prof. Benjamin Lerer, Director of Hadassah's Biological Psychiatry Laboratory.Date: 12/5/2012