About us

Inspira Technologies is an innovative medical device company specializing in respiratory care technologies and solutions.

Inspira was incorporated in 2018 with a clear mission: to develop a cost-effective, less-invasive respiratory support system as an alternative to mechanical ventilation used today to save the lives of patients with acute respiratory failure.

market for respiratory care treatments¹
20 Million patients admitted annually to ICUs with respiratory failure²
The Inspira ART TM System is positioned to become the next gold standard to treat
the 20 million patients admitted annually to ICUs with respiratory failure²

1. “Respiratory Care Devices Market by Product”. Report by “Research and Market”, June 2020. ID: 5129035

 

2. Forum of International Respiratory Societies. The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease – Second Edition. Sheffield, European Respiratory Society, 2017

Board of Directors

Prof. Benad Goldwasser, Inspira's chairman, introduce the ART system

Team

Dagi Ben Noon

Chief Executive Officer, Director &
Co-Founder

Dagi brings over 15 years of experience in product development: from idea inception to spec design, manufacturing, and commercial launch. He co-founded Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDN) and served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Director from July 2012 to October 2017.

Joe Hayon

President, Director & Co-Founder

Joe has over two decades of experience in senior management. Prior to joining Inspira, he served as Treasurer and Cost Accountant at Sanmina Ltd. (formerly Elscint), Chief Financial Officer at the Arazim Group, Chief Information Officer and Controller at Plasan Sasa Ltd.

Avi Shabtay

Chief Operations Officer and R&D Manager

Avi has served as Inspira’s Chief Operations Officer since July 2020 and as Vice President of R&D since June 2019. Avi’s expertise lies in engineering, testing, quality management, regulatory compliance, risk management, and production across an entire product’s life cycle from concept to production. Avi has over 25 years’ experience managing high-tech companies, particularly in their R&D and operations departments. Prior to joining Inspira, Avi served as VP of R&D at Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDN).

Daniella Yeheskely-Hayon, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Daniella has extensive experience in the fields of blood-oxygenation and ECMO. Prior to joining Inspira, Daniella served as Director of R&D and COO at O2Cure Ltd. specializes in the development of long-term oxygenators and respiratory-assist devices for hospitals. Daniella holds a PhD from the Technion and has authored 18 peer-reviewed publications.

Yariv Hillel

VP Operations

Yariv has extensive managerial experience in supply-chain management, operations, manufacturing, NPI processes, mass production, materials planning, procurement, global logistics, inventory management and cost control. Prior to joining Inspira, Yariv held senior positions at several high-tech companies in a broad range of industries. Yariv has a BSc. Industrial Engineering.

Yafit Tehila

Chief Financial Officer

Yafit is an experienced financial professional and accountant. Prior to joining Inspira, Yafit held senior financial positions at Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDN), Migdal Capital Markets, and PWC. Yafit holds a B.A. in Economics, Accounting and Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University.

Dganit Litinsky

VP Regulatory Affairs

Dganit has over 18 years of experience as VP Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance in the medical device, consumer products and cosmetic industries, including senior roles at HeraMED Ltd, Hip Hope Technologies Ltd, Pollogen Ltd and others. Dganit holds a BSc. In Materials Engineering from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Dvora Darky

VP Clinical

Dvora has over 20 years of experience in multinational clinical trial development and management ranging from pilot to pivotal and post marketing studies as well as strategic planning, protocol development and regulatory preparation and submission. Dvora has a BSc. in Biology, Teaching Diploma and is a qualified CRA.

Rona Zango Eshel, Adv.

VP Intellectual Property

As a Patent Attorney Lawyer and a Scientist, Rona brings vast interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in Intellectual Property law and practice. In 2006, Rona was the first Israeli Patent Attorney to graduate from the WIPO Academy for Strategic management of Intellectual Property, believing that IP should be handled in a strategic and extensive attitude in order to make the most out of it. Rona holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology (cum laude); LL.B. and LL.M. in Law (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University; and Practical medical devices Engineer diploma from the Tel-Aviv College. Rona is a member of the Israel Bar Association, AIPPI, INTA, and IPAA.

 

Tomer Carmeli

VP Product

With 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and medical device industries, Tomer has led development of several medical device products from concept to international sales at Given Imaging , Lumenis, and EpiTech Mag. Tomer holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc. in Biomedical Engineering, both cum laude, from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Shlomi Schwartz

Industrial Designer & Mechanical Engineer

Shlomi is a senior designer, working with leading firms in Israel in product development and mechanical design for health products, mobility, and security. Shlomi has a BA in Industrial Design.

Revital Tuval PhD

Researcher and Project Manager

Revital is a dynamic and experienced stem cells and stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes researcher, with specific experience in cell/molecular biology, cell culture, stem cell differentiation, and electrophysiology. She holds a PhD. from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Amit Taigfeld

Research Team Leader

Amit is a Bio-Medical Engineer. Prior to joining Inspira, Amit held the position of R&D Engineer at NovaSight. Amit is also a qualified paramedic (IDF reserves, active Training Officer). Amit has a BSc. in Bio-Medical Engineering.

Yiffam Kagan

Mechanical Team Leader

Yiffam is a senior mechanical engineer. Prior to joining Inspira, Yiffam held positions across multiple disciplines including hydraulic & piping design and thermal management of electrical systems, among others. Yiffam holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering.

Yedidya Rozenberg

Researcher

Yedidya made a professional transition to the high-tech industry after serving as an elementary school teacher for a number of years. Yedidya holds a teaching certificate from Herzog college.

Tomer Darshan

Perfusionist & ECMO Specialist

Tomer is an advisor for Inspira Technologies in the field of ECMO machines. Tomer currently serves at Sheba Medical Center as an operator of cardiopulmonary machines and ECMO for adults and children. As part of his role, he is responsible for intern training. Tomer believes that everyone should volunteer for some cause. He found an opportunity to do this by supporting “Save a child’s heart”. As part of his voluntary work, he spends time helping perform heart surgery on children who suffer from birth deformities in developing countries. In recent years, Tomer has attended numerous courses in heart surgery, cardiopulmonary machine operation, and ECMO machine operation both in Israel and abroad. Tomer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College.

Lina Rozentsveig

Mechanical Engineer

Lina holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Afeka Academic College of Engineering, specializing in flow and energy. Prior to joining Inspira, Lina acquired experience in product engineering, packaging & assembly. Lina also served as a medic in the Israeli Army’s Medical Corps.

Adi Shmueli

Marketing & Communications Manager

Adi has over a decade of experience in marketing operations, experienced with digital marketing, marcom, as well as developing & implementing creative marketing ideas, specializing in the biotech industry. Prior to joining Inspira, Adi served as a product specialist at Allergan, senior medical sales representative at Bayer Pharmaceuticals and CTS Group. Adi holds a B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Engineering and an MBA from The Open University.

Shlomi Is’hakov

Hardware Lead

Shlomi is a senior electronic engineer with 25 years of experience working with leading firms in Israel in product development and board design in the defense, communications, and sonar industries. Shlomi holds a BSc. in Electronics from the Holon Institute of Technology.

Odelia Abisdris

Procurement & Logistics

Odelia has over 20 years of experience in procurement and logistics across multiple industries including med-tech, hi-tech and electronics. Prior to joining Inspira, Odelia served as a procurement buyer and import/export leader for Edwards Life Sciences, Q Core and Essence Security International, among others. Odelia holds a B.A in Management & Communications from the Open University.

Meshira Greenberg

Administrative Manager

Meshira has 8 years of experience working in a broad range of roles stemming from a core interest in working with large groups of people, young and old, to better their quality of life. As a prior adjunct in the Military Police for the IDF, Meshira’s ability in managing office logistics and large groups of people with differing personas while maintaining high morale and energy is core to her role.

Nelly Sokol

R&D Project Manager

Nelly has over 3 years of experience as a R&D Project Manager, specializing in med-tech. Prior to joining Inspira, Nelly worked as a System Engineer and R&D Project Manager at Memic Innovative Surgery Ltd. Nelly holds a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering and a BSc. in Biology from the Tel-Aviv University.

David Nisnik

Engineering Manager

David is an experienced Engineering Team Leader specializing in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Inspira, David worked at Vayaar Imaging as a Production and Manufacturing Engineer and at Mellanox Technologies as a Component Engineer amongst others. David holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from Ariel University.

Yael Shifrovitch

QA Manager

Yael has 10 years of experience in quality assurance and regulatory affairs in the medical device industry. Served as QA/RA Manager at Biovo Technologies and as QA/RA consultant at MedicSense, providing consultancy services to various medical device companies. Holds a BSc in Biomedical Engineering and MSc in Material Science and Engineering, both from Tel-Aviv University, and is also a certified CRA.

Noa Akerman

Lab Admin Manager

Noa has 6 years of experience working in a broad range of high-pressure and hands-on roles, from working with youth at risk, to a legal secretary in a medical negligence specialist firm. As an officer in the Commando unit of the IDF, Noa oversaw operations for the training of combat soldiers. Noa joins Inspira with the outlook of expanding her experience to the medical field.

Michal Misk-Dayan

Bookkeeper and Payroll Accountant

Michal is an experienced bookkeeper. Prior to joining Inspira, Michal held senior positions within multi-national hi-tech companies managing their day-to-day financial processing and payroll.

Hila Peleg

Assistant Controller

Hila is a qualified accountant (CPA). Prior to joining Inspira, Hila worked as an Assistant Controller at Partner Israel, following completing her internship at Deloitte Israel, and a student position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hila holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Vitali Kerem

V&V Manager

Vitali is a qualified engineer with broad experience in quality management and V&V testing. Prior to joining Inspira, Vitali worked at Silynx both as a chief engineer and a quality control manager. Vitali holds a B.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management from Rupin Academic Center.

Avishai Ya’ari

Software Group Leader

Avishai is an experienced computer engineer, specializing in software and algorithm development. Prior to joining Inspira, Avishai worked at Cathworks Ltd as an algorithm developer and at Nano Dimension Ltd (NASDAQ: NNDM) as an algorithm team leader amongst others. Avishai holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Jerusalem.

Omer Ben-Baruch

Mechanical Designer

Omer is an experienced Mechanical Designer, specializing in hydraulic scheme architecture and development. Prior to joining Inspira, Omer worked for Strauss-Water as a System and Mechanical Design Engineer, where here partnered in 7 technological and design patents across its company products. Working independently for close to a decade, Omer’s industry experience includes security, medical, communications, military and house-appliances. Omer holds a BA in Industrial Design from The Holon Institute of Technology.

Jacob Nadivi

Software Developer

Emmanuelle Heifetz

Researcher

Emmanuelle joins Inspira at the beginning of her career, with prior experience including R&D roles encompassing verification and validation at Caps Medical as well as at Radiaction. Emmanuelle holds a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering, majoring in signal analysis and biomechanics from Technion University.

Eyal Apel

V&V Testing Engineer

Eyal is a Practical Electronics Engineer, with considerable experience spanning over the past decade. Prior to joining Inspira, Eyal specialized in working in the verification and validation departments of both Novocure and Mediguide. Eyal also served in the IAF as a Commander and Instructor of Practical Engineering. Eyal tertiary background includes a BA in Economics and Business Management, as well as qualifying as a Practical Electronics Engineer under the auspices of the IDF.

Lee Atsil

QA Associate

Lee is experienced in quality assurance and regulatory affairs in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Inspira, Lee worked as a QA coordinator at Medtronic – VisionSense, providing support to the company’s quality management software and learning management system in compliance with international standards and regulations.

Uri Suliman

Software Testing Engineer

Uri has over 25 years of experience in QMS and software development for the life cycle of medical devices. Prior to joining Inspira Uri worked at Medtronic as a Senior Quality Engineer as well as at BIRD Aerosystems and Israel Aerospace Industries MLM Division (IAI) as a Validation & Verification Engineer. Uri holds a B.Sc in Physics from Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva.

Ori Peled Hayoon

Software Developer Student

Ori is a dedicated Computer Science and Data Science student at Ben Gurion University. His expertise lies in C++ programming, Git utilization, and software testing. Formerly, as a Staff Sergeant in the IDF’s operational communication systems, Ori led practical training for soldiers and commanders, Implemented communication systems from various high-tech companies such as Motorola.

Yoel Ben-Artzi

Customer Support & Service Manager

With over 20 years of extensive international customer and technical support experience, Yoel stands out as a seasoned leader and a process improvement expert within the dynamic realm of the medical devices industry. His remarkable record includes adeptly transforming technology into around-the-clock customer satisfaction. Yoel has played pivotal roles in developing and overseeing global service operations for innovative and rapidly expanding companies like ESC Medical (Lumenis), Given Imaging (Medtronic) and Mazor Robotics (Medtronic).

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