Revolutionizing Soft Tissue Repair

Company

Nurami Medical Ltd. is a medical device company with a revolutionary, proprietary nanofiber and sealant technology focused on the soft tissue repair market – worth over $14 billion globally. With its ability to produce highly flexible, durable and multi-functional patches that seal undesired leakages and enhance tissue-regeneration, Nurami Medical is positioned at the forefront of next generation surgery. Nurami’s first product is a Dural substitute patch for neurosurgeries. Nurami’s ongoing R&D efforts are focused on developing new products to add to its pipeline as well as upgrading its core technology.

Present Status & Key Achievements

Nurami was established in 2014 and raised over $2M since then. Nurami is also supported financially by the Israeli Innovation Authority and by NGT3 Venture fund.

Major preclinical trials are completed and clinical trials are planned to start beginning of 2018.

Nurami seeks funding to complete clinical trials for CE and FDA approvals and to continue development of pipeline projects.

Our vision is to implement Nurami’s innovative nanofiber technology in a variety of soft tissue repair products and become a major player in next-generation surgery

Management Team

Amir Bahar

Ph.D., CEO and co-founder
Dr. Bahar is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and scientist with over 15 years of experience in preclinical models of brain research, pharmacology and electrophysiology. He has close to 10 years of experience in the medical device industry with a focus on degradable implants and nanofibers. Prior to Nurami, he led the development of a novel hemostatic degradable implant. Dr Bahar received his Ph.D. in neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute and won a NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2008).

Nora Nseir

M.Sc., CTO, co-founder and board member

Mrs. Nseir is a biomedical entrepreneur. Previously, she led the development of a bone graft based on nanofibers at the Technion and Bonus BioGroup. Before that, Mrs. Nseir worked as a R&D engineer at the Technion in cooperation with BiolineRX, developing a novel nanofiber hemostatic device. Ms. Nseir brings extensive experience in developing nanofiber based medical devices, biomaterials and nanotechnology. Holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine (Technion).

Mrs. Nseir co-founded the Arab Women in Science non-profit forum (AWSc), which advance and encourage Arab women to be involved in entrepreneurship in science and technology. She is an active volunteer in social ventures that promote entrepreneurship among young students from the periphery of Israel.

Doron Birger

M.A., Chairman of the board
Former CEO of Elron Electronic Industries (Nasdaq ELRNF &TASE ). Former Chairman, and a board member of Given Imaging (NASDAQ and TASE). Currently Chairman and a board member of several Israeli technology companies (private and public), mainly in the medical device sector.

Zohar Gendler

M.Sc., Board member
CEO and managing partner of NGT3VC Venture Fund, Nazareth, Israel. Mr. Gendler was the CEO and director of Beta-O2 for 8 years, leading the company to be one of the world leaders in the field. Between 1995 to 2006 he served as CEO of the Technion Entrepreneurial Incubator (Haifa), where he led the establishment of more than 40 companies, such as Prolor Biotech (sold to Opko for $480M in 2014), Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ: MZOR), ReWalk (NASDAQ: RWLK). Mr. Gendler earned his M.Sc. in Material Engineering from the Technion.

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Andrew Kaye, MD

Professor Kaye is Professor of Surgery, Head of the Department of Surgery (RMH) at The University of Melbourne and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is also the President of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons. Prof. Kaye is the foundation Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Has authored and co-authored over 150 journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books including the co-author of “Brain Tumors”, a text recognized as being the definitive work on the subject.

Prof. Issam Awad, MD

An internationally recognized leader in neurosurgery. He is the director of the neurovascular division at Chicago university hospital. He has served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and published over 250 papers. He also led several clinical trials on minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques.

Sagi Harnof, MD

Dr. Harnof is a senior neurosurgeon and the Head of the Neurosurgery Department at Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikwa, the 3rd largest hospital in Israel. He specializes in cerebal-vasculature and in brain tumors surgeries. Dr. Harnof received his M.D. from Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Harnof is involved in many pre-clinical and clinical studies in several fields. He is involved in various research projects in different research centers in the EU and the US.

Prof. Eyal Zussman, Ph.D

Prof. Zussman has been at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology since 1994. He received his doctor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Technion. His research includes polymer processing, electrospinning, and materials characterization. Prof. Zussman has been active in biomedical applications aiming at developing dental membranes, biodegradable extra cellular matrix (ECM), and drug delivery systems all based on electrospun fibers. He has published more than 100 journal publications and holds more than 10 patents.