ICRS - Israeli chapter of The Controlled Release Society | About



The Israeli chapter of the Controlled Release Society (ICRS) (registered as The Israeli Society for Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Materials) is a not-for-profit national organization, with offices in Jerusalem and Karmiel.


ICRS was conceived in 1996 as the Israeli local chapter of Controlled Release Society (CRS), a multinational organization that is devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of controlled release.
ICRS is a multi-disciplinary society dedicated to the science and technology of controlled release and delivery of drugs, biological and agrochemical agents and food, and promoting education by releasing science to deliver a better future.
The science of controlled release represents the research discipline based on the understanding the interactions between the active molecule, the delivery system and the biological or environmental barriers. ICRS serves 250 members from Israel, half of the membership representing industry and the other half, academia. Volunteers from academia and industry perform the various executive and administrative functions and tasks.


The mission of ICRS is to advance the science and technology of controlled release systems for the temporal delivery of substances for agricultural, veterinary, cosmetic, medicinal and household applications


* Organization of Scientific meetings with participation of scientists from academia and industry

* One important task of ICRS is to support and encourage active participation of young scientist in local and international scientific meetings

* Sponsorship of workshops

* Publication of the ICRS Newsletter

* Relationships with other societies within and outside Israel.


ICRS has established two awards:

-Best Student Poster Award.
This award is dedicated for graduate students and recognizes outstanding research in the controlled release area. The best works are selected at the Annual Society Meetings. The first prize winner is awarded with a travel grant and registration to the following CRS meeting. The second prize winner is awarded with a travel grant and the third prize winners receive a cash prize.

-ICRS Award for Achievements in Drug Delivery.
This new Award (from 2007) recognizes Israeli scientists who made outstanding contributions in the drug delivery field.

Barenholz Prize for Applied Research in the field of “Development of Drugs and Carrier-Based Drugs”
The prestigious prize was founded by the generous donation from Prof. Chezy Barenholz from The Hebrew University and Hadassah Jerusalem. It is a continuation of the Barenholz Prize awarded by The Hebrew University in the last 10 years.
Two Ph.D. students will be awarded The Barenholz Prize for applied research- 1st Prize- $3000, 2nd Prize $2000.

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Society Name
The Israeli Society for Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Materials.

School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, POB 12065, Jerusalem 91120

• To promote, encourage and distribute knowledge, research and development in the field of controlled release of drugs and agro-chemicals.
• Organize meetings in these subjects.
• Maintain relationships with other societies in and out of Israel.

• The Society is non-profitable.
• Profits will be invested in the promotion of Society's objectives.
• The society will hire paid and unpaid personal.

Income Will Come From
• membership fee
• donation
• selling Society's publications
• inheritance
• investments

• For Membership application, use the enclosed form
• Every regular member will pay for membership at times and rates that will be decided by a committee.

Type of members:
The Society has two types of membership: regular membership and student membership.

Rights and duties:
• A member can take part and vote in any general assembly and will be counted once in each vote. He is allowed to choose and be chosen for the committee.
• A member can take part in all the Society's activities and enjoy its services