Bill to Develop Medical Partnerships

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Chris Coons (D-Del) members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committees along with other Senators have introduced the Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act to enhance partnerships between companies in the U.S. and Israel.

The legislation’s goal is to develop innovative medical projects aimed at detecting, treating, curing COVID-19, and lessen U.S dependence on China for life saving medications and treatments. As Senator Cruz said, “By expanding partnerships with Israel to develop coronavirus treatments, this legislation would be a common sense step to address the threat”.

Appropriations would be authorized for HHS for $4,000,000 fiscal years 2021 through 2023 for a bilateral cooperative program with the Government of Israel. The technologies would be used to advance technologies, personalized medicine, and data in relation to COVID-19. The health technologies would include artificial intelligence, sensors, monitoring devices, drugs and vaccinations, respiratory assist devices, diagnostic tests, telemedicine, and remote monitoring.

Go to for information on the bill S.3722.

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