Management Team


Ohad Karnieli (PhD, MBA)
Founder and CEO
A well-known international expert in cell therapy with extensive knowledge of the industry. Dr Karnieli is the founder and former President of Atvio Biotech, a leading Innovation center for cell and gene therapy. Former VP of Technology & Manufacturing at Pluristem Therapeutics, and the former VP medical device at Goji solutions. Dr Karnieli served as the chair of several industry committees such as the process & product development committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapies, expert member in the ISO TC276 Biotechnology standard committee and the former chair of the science and technology committee of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. Furthermore, Dr Karnieli serves as an advisor and board member to several of the lead cell therapy developing companies. Dr Karnieli earned his PhD on Cell and Gene Therapy in the Sackler School of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University. Furthermore, he holds an MBA from the Haifa University business management school.
Email: ohad@advabio.com


Noam Bercovich (BSC)
Vice President Development
Mr. Bercovich has over 15 years of cell therapy development and cGMP experience with extensive expertise in Bioreactor development. Mr Bercovich was the former Director of Process Engineering at Pluristem Therapeutics and serves as the Development Director of Atvio Biotech. Mr Bercovich’s vast and unique knowledge and experience in cell therapy bioreactor development and vast experience in cGMP cell therapy manufacturing is acritical asset for the company.
Email: noam@advabio.com


Ofra Toledo
Vice President Business Development
Mrs Toledo is a certified lawyer and holds an LLB from the Haifa University school of law. Additionally, Mrs Toledo is a certified and acting mediator. Prior to joining ADVA Biotechnology, Mrs Toledo was the Business Development Manager at Atvio Biotech ltd where she build a global BD activity. Prior to Atvio, Ofra was part of the legal and IP department at Pluristem Therapeutics. Ofra brings to the team expertise and experience in BD and marketing in cell therapy.
Email: ofra@advabio.com


Moshik Lindner
Vice President, Site Manager
Mr. Lindner was the maintenance manager at ATVIOI Biotech Ltd for 3.5 years, where he was part of the innovative bioreactor development team. Furthermore, Moshik has over 6 years of experience in maintenance of cGMP production facilities at Pluristem Therapeutics. Among his roles at Pluristem, Mr. Lindner was a cGMP production team member, a safety delegate, designated maintenance representative in the production facility and a process development team member. Mr. Lindner brings to ADVA Biotechnology extensive knowledge and understanding on, bioreactors, clean-rooms maintenance and operations and HVAC system management.
Email: moshik@advabio.com


Barbara Paldus (PhD)
Board of Directors Member and Co-Founder
Dr Paldus is the chair of Skehmet Ventures and general partner of Skymoon Ventures. Former Founder, chairman and CEO of Finesse Solutions Inc., a leading bioreactor company recently sold to ThermoFisher Scientific. Dr Paldus was the former founder and CTO of Picarro. Dr Paldus earned her PhD in electronic engineering from Stanford University. Dr Paldus has extensive understanding in the field of biotechnology, bioreactors and a strong and relevant business experience.


Prof Eddy Karnieli (MD)
Board Member – SAB Chair
Prof Karnieli is a medical professor from the Technicon Institute, chair of several international and Israeli medical societies in Endocrinology, Telemedicine and Personalized medicine. Head of the Galil center for telemedicine and an advisor to many of the large pharma on personalized medicine and endocrinology. Over 100 pear reviewed papers and books.


Ron Elazary-Vulcani (DVM)
Co-Founder, Board member
Dr Elazary is an experienced entrepreneur in the medical device and energy arena with over 30 approved patents. Dr Elazary is the founder of several companies in the field of medical device and an advisor and board member over 10 medical device companies. Dr Elazary’s experience and creative thinking provides the company guidance and expertise.


Tal Slonim (Eng)
Board Member and Co-Founder
Mr Slonim is the founder of Mytar Engineering with over 25 years of experience in medical and biological device development. Mr Slonim was a Founder and Co-Inventor in several medical device companies with cutting edge technologies. Tal holds a B.S.c cum laude from the faculty of mechanical engineering in BGU and MBA from BIU.

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