Case Study

Israel's healthcare horizon: pioneering clinical trials and innovations

Israel stands as a beacon of medical innovation, with its advanced research institutions and a regulatory framework that nurtures healthcare discoveries. This nation's dedication to clinical excellence has transformed it into a magnet for clinical trials, promising revolutionary advancements in healthcare.

Insight into Israel's Clinical Trials Landscape

Israel's reputation for clinical research is not just by chance. The World Health Organization notes that since 2022, Israel has been the site for over 547 clinical trials. This followed a year where 834 studies were recorded, a slight dip attributed to global political and international uncertainties, yet a remarkable figure close to the annual average of around 800 studies before 2022.

Diving deeper, GlobalData's Pharmaceutical Intelligence Centre highlights Israel's vibrant clinical trial scene with 1,420 planned and ongoing studies. Among these, 41.13% are in Phase III, showcasing the country's substantial role in late-stage research. Furthermore, the Israeli healthcare sector, valued at $2.4 billion in
2018, is on a trajectory to reach $3.2 billion by 2027, driven largely by health technology, research and development, and medical infrastructure advancements.

The pharmaceutical industry within Israel is thriving, backed by robust academic and research foundations, cutting-edge R&D facilities, and well-developed medical infrastructures. Presently, Israel is home up to 2000 life sciences companies spread across sectors like Telemedicine, Medical Devices, Biotechnology, and pharmaceutical therapies. Oncology is at the forefront of these trials.

Tel Aviv shines as the nucleus for R&D, biotechnology, and clinical trial activities, supported by a vast network of clinics and hospitals. The Israeli government amplifies this allure by offering enticing grants funding, and tax incentives aimed at drawing clinical trials to its shores. The regulatory landscape is especially favorable; while all Investigational Medicinal Products require licensing, most exported pharmaceuticals enjoy a streamlined process without the need for an export license, presenting a cost-effective alternative to Europe, the US, and certain Asian nations.

Israel's demographic diversity, comprehensive national health insurance, and an efficient system for tracking medical histories facilitate extensive participant monitoring over long durations. Its strategic location in the Middle East, combined with excellent airport connections, a compact geography, and a robust network of roads, ensures seamless access to clinical trial sites.

Opportunities Await

Israel' clinical trials landscape is ripe with opportunity, offering a unique blend of scientific rigor, regulatory support, and a dynamic healthcare market poised for further growth. This environment not only fosters groundbreaking medical discoveries but also positions Israel as a global leader in healthcare innovation and clinical research.

Clinical trial approval milestones in Israel

High standard of clinical medicine with competitive costs
University affiliated medical centers (including Phase I centers)
Full patient coverage by the national social security system
Large number of medeical centers in a small geographical area
High rate of patient recruitment and retention