The agreement gives Neovii the exclusive right to develop and commercialize a new recently patented platform technology, designed by Professor Gershoni for the rapid detection of epitope-based vaccines. The collaboration is focused on developing a TOP-NOTCH COVID-19 vaccine that reconstructs the coronavirus` receptor binding pattern (RBM), a critical structure of its “Spike” protein. The Spike protein itself is the most important surface protein used by the virus to bind to the cell receptor that acts as the gate of the human cell. After the Spike protein is bound to the human cell receptor, the virus membrane merges into the human cell membrane, allowing the virus genome to enter human cells and begin an infection. In 2013, QS World University Rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 196th in the world, making it the second highest university in Israel. The ranking was 202nd in arts and humanities, 295th in engineering and technology, 193rd in life sciences and medicine, 208th in science, and 240th in social sciences and management. In Germany, Tel Aviv University cooperates with Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The two cities are linked by a long-standing partnership agreement.  Tel Aviv University International, in collaboration with buchmann Faculty of Law, offers TAU a program for international law students wishing to study law at Tel Aviv University. Qualified law students who cannot benefit from an existing exchange agreement with partner universities can participate in this semester or a one-year program. RAPPERSWIL, Switzerland and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ramot, Tel Aviv University`s technology transfer company, and Neovii, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company and member of the Israel-based Neopharm Group, today announced that they have signed a research and licensing agreement for the development of a potentially life-saving new COVID-19 vaccine.
Neovii will work closely with a team of scientists led by Professor Jonathan Gershoni of tau`s School of Molecular and Biotechnological Biology. In 2016, QS World University rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 22nd in the world for citations by faculty, which is the indicator that measures the impact of a university`s research.  Tel Aviv University is thus Israel`s leading research university. Programs include semesters or years abroad, study programs, and specialized programs such as the International LL.M at the Faculty of Law. .