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.
the 20 million patients admitted annually to ICUs with respiratory failure²
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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,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Prof. Goldwasser is a urologic surgeon, inventor, entrepreneur and venture capitalist with extensive experience leading high growth, publicly-traded medical device companies. He co-founded Vidamed Inc., which was acquired by Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and co-founded Medinol Ltd., in partnership with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX). Prof. Goldwasser has served as Chairman at Save Foods, Inc. (OTC: SAFO) since May 2018 and as Chairman of ScoutCam Inc. (OTC: SCTC) since March 2019, as well as a Director at Innoventric Ltd. since September 2017. He is the former Chairman of Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: MDGS) and was a consultant to the Shanghai-Israel Investment Fund. In 2016 Prof. Goldwasser launched a venture capital fund partnered with Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd (SAIL), a Shanghai Government investment company.
Mr. Parnes is a veteran executive in the industry. He co-founded and and is the former Chief Executive Officer and President at Zuta-Core Ltd. and HQL Pharmaceuticals Ltd.. Mr. Parnes also served as Chief Operating Officer at Silynx Communications Inc. as a Vice President of Operations at Wavion Inc. and Atrica Ltd.. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Development at of Printlife Ltd.
For more than 17 years, Mr. Amit served as the CFO of the BBR Saatchi & Saatchi advertising group in Israel, playing a vital role in the growth of the organization. Today, he serves as a Director in leading startups and publicly-traded companies, such as ScoutCam Inc. (OTCQB:SCTC), the Israeli Credit Insurance Company (ICIC) and NIRPLEX Ltd.
Ms. Rozen is a senior consultant to technology companies with Vecon Ltd.. She co-founded and served as a Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of zzoo Protocol and as Chief Operating Officer of 365 Technologies Ltd. She also served as Vice President of product and Customer Project at Collarity in Palo Alto, and as a senior Team Leader with Right Order in San Jose, California. and Converse.
Dagi Ben Noon
Chief Executive Officer, Director &
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.
Chief Financial Officer, 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.
Dr. Udi Nussinovitch,
Udi brings a wealth of clinical experience to Inspira, as a practicing cardiologist and is Director at the Applicative Cardiovascular Research Centre (ACRC) at Meir Medical Center since 2018. He served an attending physician at Sheba Medical Center, Rambam Hospital and at Meir Medical Center. He competed medical training at the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine and has a PhD from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He is published widely, authoring over 69 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and served as a sole editor of three scientific books published by Elsevier AP.
Chief Operations Officer
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 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.
Adi Nir PhD
VP Business Development
Adi brings over a decade of diversified healthcare experience, in both academic research and operations. Specializing in health economics, market evaluation, and financial valuation of pharmaceutical assets, medical devices, and digital health products, Adi manages strategic planning, global marketing, negotiations, in and out-licensing, as well as multiple, comprehensive due diligence processes. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Economics, an MSc. in Molecular Biology, and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance
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 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.
Research & Development Manger
Assaf’s career experience includes leading cross-functional teams and managing multiple projects from initial marketing requirements to product manufacturing launches. Asaf has extensive experience with design and engineering processes, product standardization, design history files, R&D audits, and regulation. Prior to joining Inspira, Assaf served as a senior project manager at Pollogen, a subsidiary of Lumenis, as well as a hardware manager at Spring Healthcare Solutions. Assaf holds a BA in Computer Science and Business from The Open University.
Rony Glass Aloni
Rony has over 17 years of experience in marketing, public relations, advertising, and digital marketing. Prior to joining Inspira, she served as a marketing product manager at MSD (NYSE: MRK), as CEO of KD, a leading Israeli PR & Digital marketing agency. She also served as a parliamentary aide to a Knesset Member. Rony holds an MBA from The College of Management Academic Studies.
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.
Daniel is a seasoned expert in finance and business development, including raising capital and management of international public share offerings (ASX, NASDAQ, AIM) of medical device, pharmaceutical, and mining and renewable energy companies. Daniel has an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Lior is an experienced technician with a strong background in high-tech R&D methods and processes for leading high-tech projects. Prior to joining Inspira, Lior served as a technician in the R&D department at Towerjazz. Lior is a Practical Engineer specializing in semiconductors tools.
Revital Tuval PhD
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.
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.
Mechanical Engineer Intern
Lina is in her final year of Mechanical Engineering studies at Afeka Tel Aviv 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 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 from and an MBA from The Open University.
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.
Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Daniel Brodie, MD
President of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)
Expert in Critical Care Medicine and Extracorporeal Support
The Section Chief for Critical Care within the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, the Director of the Adult ECMO Program and the Director of the Center for Acute Respiratory Failure at the Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Prof. Brodie is the President-elect of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and the chairman of the Executive Committee of the International ECMO Network (ECMONet).
Prof. Eddy Fan, MD
Expert in Critical Care Medicine and Extracorporeal Support
Prof. Eddy Fan is an associate professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and a staff intensivist at the University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital. Prof. Fan currently holds the medical director of the extracorporeal life support program at the Toronto General Hospital.
Dr. Stephane Ledot, MD
Expert in critical care, ECMO, anesthesia and echocardiography
Dr. Stephane Ledot is a world-renowned expert in critical care, ECMO, anesthesia and echocardiography. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Ledot has undertaken a large number of educational duties, including advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) instruction, critical care module for physiotherapists instruction, critical care module nursing school instruction, among others. Dr. Ledot received his medical academic education at University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. His specialization in anesthetics and intensive care was obtained at University de la Mediterranean in Marseille, France, as well as fellowships in ECMO at the National Health Services, in the United Kingdom and cardiothoracic anesthesia from Harefield Hospital.
Prof. Eli Gabbay,
MD, MBBS, FRACP
Specialist in respiratory diseases
He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Notre Dame (Australia) Medical School and The University of Western Australia Medical School. He is also serves as Adjunct Professor at Curtin University School of Physiotherapy. Prof. Gabbay is the Deputy Director Clinical Services, Director of Post Graduate Education and Physician Training, Head of Department of Respiratory Medicine, Head of Respiratory Research and Chair, Bendat Respiratory Research and Development Fund at St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Western Australia.
Dr. Dekel Stavi,
Clinical Fellow at the
Interdepartmental Division of Critical
Care Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Stavi has considerable experience in leading Extracorporeal Life Support programs, and treating cardio and hemato-oncology patients in the ICU. Prior to joining Critical Care at the University of Toronto, he served as a senior intensive care physician at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel where he initiated its institutional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. Dr. Stavi’s notable publications include “Outcomes of prolonged mechanical ventilation in patients who underwent bedside percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy in intermediate care units – a single center study” and “Outcome and survival following tracheostomy in patients ≥ 85 years old.”
Dr. Yigal Kassif, MD
Chaim Sheba Medical Center at
Tel HaShomer, Israel
Dr. Kassif has been a senior surgeon since 1995, specializing in adult cardiac surgery, Heart Transplantation and Assist devices. Dr. Kassif serves as the Director of the ECMO program at the Sheba Medical Center and was appointed the first chairman of the Israel ECMO Society. Dr. Kassif was one of the founders of of Leviticus Cardio Ltd., a startup company that developed wireless technology for a Left Ventricular Assist device. He also served as a consultant in Serenno Medical, a startup company that developed electronic urine output and abdominal pressure measurement using a “no touch technique” in ICUs.
Dr. Avraham Abutbul,
Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
Dr. Abutbul is a senior physician at Hadassah Medical Center’s Medical Intensive Care Unit and Pulmonology Institute, in addition to leading the Hadassah Medical Center’s nationwide research in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Abutbul completed fellowships at the Institute of Pulmonology and the General Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Abutbul is a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical School. He completed his medical training. from the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Dr. Yael Lichter,
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Dr. Lichter is Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, where she completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care. She also serves as Treasurer of the Israeli ECMO Society. Dr. Lichter served as a Captain in the IDF Medical Corps, as a field doctor in combat units. She completed her medical training at the Tel Aviv University the Sackler Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Orit Cohen Jacob
Dr. Cohen specializes in laboratory animal medicine. She held numerous positions at the Israel Institute for Biological Research, while leading the establishment of the largest pre-clinical animal facility and laboratories in Israel. At the Israel Institute for Biological Research, she founded a GMP stable facility for anti-serum production for the government. She is a sought-after surgeon and advisorin a wide variety of research studies related to homeland security. and was a member of the National Animal Experimentation Council of the Ministry of Health, and head of the National Ethics Committee for animal experimentations. Currently, Dr. Jacob is the co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of SeruMed GMP Ltd., the sole manufacturer and provider of anti-venom serum against viper and echis snakes to the Ministry of Health of Israel since 2016. She is also the owner of BioSphera Consulting Ltd., providing knowledge and consulting services to bio-tech companies in all aspects of pre-clinical research, facility establishment, GMP regulations, ethics and science since 2016.
Dr. Sharon Marx
Phd in Physical Organic Chemistry
Obtained PhD in physical organic chemistry from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem at 1996.
Since then- works at the Israel Institute for Biological Research in the physical chemistry department. Started as a “Katzir” fellow and currently serving as the department head.
Spent 2 years (2008-2010) at the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor (on sabbatical) and developed biocompatible fuel cells.
- sensor and biosensors development
- chemical sensor networks
- Molecularly imprinted polymers
- Sensors for gas phase (air pollution, toxic materials)
- Sensors for water quality