Quality of life and development of medical devices go hand in hand.

Yokneam has had many medical device success stories, from Rewalk's Exoskeleton to Galil Medical's cryotherapy solutions. Unlike a startup to exit life-cycle where the technology is moved overseas for future growth, companies that bought startups in Yokneam have tended to move marketing and sales overseas, while leaving the R&D facilities intact or increasing their size. 

Having a well established and stable source of researchers and developers is especially important for complex products like medical devices that have long development and regulatory cycles. The availability of reasonably priced housing and high quality of life for young families makes it easier for companies to retain talented researchers.