The Story of the Zuf Globus Laboratories
The company was founded by Dr Alexander Goroshit who serves to this day as its Chief Scientist. When Dr Alexander Goroshit was a medical student in the Soviet Union, it was customary practice for medical students, during the summer vacation, to go out to the field to perform professional medical work.
At the conclusion of his fourth year of study in the Faculty of Medicine Alexander went, together with additional students, to a rural area in which a epidemic of cholera had been discovered. The role of the students was to go house to house and investigate whether the household had a cholera patient and if so to perform an initial examination for the local health authorities.
In the evenings, when his student colleagues went to the local pub, the young Alexander sat with the forms that he and his colleagues had filled in during the day and analyzed the results.
Inter alia he marked on a map the houses in which the incidents of cholera had been discovered. When he concluded the cholera mapping in the area he found, to his surprise, that there were two defined areas in which there were no incidents of cholera. Alexander went to these two uncontaminated areas and discovered that both of them were populated by families of beekeepers. This finding fascinated Alexander and he decided to continue to research the issue comprehensively. When he concluded his studies at the Faculty of Medicine he started working in the Faculty of Microbiology in which he served as a researcher and lecturer. Alexander, together with students that studied with him and served as his research assistants, researched and studied in depth the subject of bee hive products, bee cultivation and medicinal plants.
Bee keepers have been aware for many generations that the properties of honey are greatly influenced by the food from which the bees are nourished. The general public is also aware that the colour and taste of the honey produced by bees that have been nourished by various citrus blossoms is different to that produced by bees nourished by wild flowers. Alexander was more interested in the medical properties of honey and less in the colour and taste.
During his work Alexander saw what everyone sees but does not really take notice of: the bees can consume as food only nectar found in flowers of plants or in secretions from other parts of plants. However in most of the medicinal plants the active ingredients are found in the parts that are not accessible to bees, such as: the root, the stalk or the leaf of the plant. Therefore the idea was formed that in order to produce an effective therapeutic beehive product the bees must be nourished with those same parts of the plant that include the substances we are interested in. However, the bees are fastidious insects and they must be "persuaded" to eat this food. In order to achieve the food components which comply with the criteria "tasty for bees" and are suitable for production of an effective medical beehive product, many years of research and study were required.
At the start of the nineties of the previous century Dr Alexander Goroshit immigrated to Israel determined to continue the research and development in Israel and to found a company that would be engaged in development, production and marketing of therapeutic beehive products. A short time after arriving in Israel Alexander approached the Technology Incubator in Kiryat Shmona and after a filtering and selection process he was accepted by the Incubator and received preliminary funding from the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Alexander received two and half rooms in the Technology Incubator in which he continued the research that he had started in the Soviet Union and with the help of small of team of laboratory assistants developed and produced various types of medical beehive products.
Over the years Alexander developed many types of therapeutic beehive products. One of these is the beehive product "Dermomel" which was developed to help adults suffering from pressure sores. Elderly people in old-age homes have been treated with this beehive product and the results have been excellent. An additional beehive product was developed to help one of the employees who worked with Alexander in the Technology Incubator and suffered from severe anaemia during menstruation. This beehive product was revealed to be particularly effective for treatment of anaemia and this effectiveness brought about its continued development and at present this beehive product is called "Life-Mel" and it is used mainly for treating cancer patients when the chemotherapy or radiation treatment harm their immune system and decrease their white blood count, red blood count and the level of haemoglobin in the blood.
On the conclusion of the Incubator period Alexander and the company that he founded became independent. Alexander enlisted investors for the company and in this way "Zuf Globus Laboratories Ltd" located in the Kiryat Shmona northern industrial zone was founded and it continues to develop and produce many types of therapeutic beehive products. The company’s products are marketed in Israel, the UK, the United States, Canada, Germany and Switzerland and the company intends to expand its activity to additional countries worldwide.