Yissum revenues rise 18%

Yissum signed 560 new agreements, 46 of which were licenses for using IP and technologies developed at the Hebrew University.

By SHARON WROBEL
March 25, 2009 08:32
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Revenues at Yissum, the research and development company of the Hebrew University, rose 18 percent in 2008 over the previous year marking a third year of double-digit growth. "2008 marks another record year for Yissum. This is the third year in a row that we have shown a double-digit percent increase in revenues," said Yehuda Yarmut, Executive Vice President and Acting CEO of Yissum, the Research & Development Company of the Hebrew University. "Our achievements, are the result of the hard work and dedication of Yissum's professional team, and are especially impressive, in these times of financial turmoil," Yissum generated revenues of $60 million in 2008. The company said that revenues by a total of 76% in the last 3 years. Revenues from royalties and licenses reached about $47m., an increase of 32% compared to 2007. Revenues from research activity generated $12m., an increase of 14% compared to 2007. Last year Yissum signed 560 new agreements, 46 of which were licenses for using IP and technologies developed at the Hebrew University, and 112 were research and lab services agreements funded by the industry. Yissum registered 128 new inventions by Hebrew University researchers over the course of last year.


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