(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)


Biotechnology – MIDGAM Bank (Tissue Bank)

MIDGAM is an organized collection of human biological material, stored for medical or biological research purposes and operated under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.

Goal of the incentive program:
The tissue bank provides researchers and developers with access to high-quality specimens and available data, thus allowing them to achieve new medical discoveries quicker. The recognition of the importance of such a repository for the advancement of medical innovation has led the Authority, together with the Council for Higher Education, the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Finance, to allocate NIS 35 million for the establishment of the incentive program and the operation of the MIDGAM tissue bank.

Who is the incentive program for?
  • R&D professionals in the industry
  • Researchers in academia and hospitals that require tissue for the purpose of their studies

What do you get?
The incentive program provides biological material that can serve a variety of purposes in academic research, clinical research and industrial development at a subsidized and affordable cost.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Medical record:
Contacting MIDGAM is the only way to get the tissues needed for R&D with appropriate medical documentation.

How to apply?
Contact the Technological Infrastructure Division administration via email.

For additional information, please contact:
Technological Infrastructure Division

Email: TI@innovationisrael.org.il