Work with Israel on medicines is led by the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, which actively seeks opportunities to create United Kingdom-Israel partnerships in the medical field. An example of collaboration on medicines is BIRAX – a bilateral research fund active since 2015 with £10 million in mainly private funding for academic partnerships between the UK and Israel. The first three years focussed on regenerative medicine; the next stage is ageing with projects to be announced in the next few months.
More broadly, the Embassy is working on other initiatives to foster UK-Israeli collaboration on health. For example, the UK Israel Tech Hub helps to create tech and innovation partnerships across several sectors, including healthcare.