Management team

Ofra Toledo (LLB & Lawyer)
Business Development & Office Manager
Mrs. Toledo brings to ATVIO an extensive knowledge in handling patents and contracts. Ofra is a lawyer, since 2015, who holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the Haifa University, with additional working experience as a mediator. After her internship at Doron, Tikotzky, Kantor, Gutman & Amit Gross Advocates & Notary law firm, she joined Pluristem Ltd as a part of the legal and patent department. Her responsibilities there included preparing, filing and submitting formal papers for patent applications, daily contact with patent-related-pears abroad, general legal consult, contracts writing and administrative office issues. Ofra joined ATVIO as an office manager and a personal assistant of the senior staff.

Shandy Benn (LLB)
Purchasing & Logistics Manager
Ms. Benn has over 9 years of experience in purchasing. Before joining Atvio as a purchasing & logistics manager, Shandy worked in multiple companies among them, Pluristem therapeutics as a Senior Buyer for 4 years. During her work she was involved in supplier and raw materials improvement for R&D and production departments. Ms. Benn has a profound knowledge in qualifying suppliers for the cell therapy industry as well as in negotiation and cost savings management. Ms. Benn has Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the Netanya academic college. Shandy helps to implement the quality concepts that are so important in this filed into Atvio’s relationship with its suppliers.

Moran Hod-Marco (PhD)
QC manager & Development Team Leader
Mrs. Hod-Marco brings to Atvio a profound knowledge in immunotherapies and great experience in molecular and biochemistry assays. Before joining Atvio Mrs. Hod-Marco did her PhD and post-doctoral work in the field of T- cell therapies at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. During her studies Moran worked as a lecturer for cell biology and flow cytometry training. Moran serves as Atvio QC manager as well as senior scientist, who supports the developmental work of different projects in Atvio.

Gilad Beck (BSc)
Development Team Leader
Mr. Beck brings to ATVIO over 7 years of cell therapy knowledge and experience in various fields including: bioreactors, final formulation, filtration processes, process development, production protocols writing and clean-room operations in GMP environment. Prior to ATVIO, Mr. Beck worked at Biological Industries and Pluristem Therapeutics. Mr. Beck holds a BSc. in Biotechnology from the Ruppin Academic center.

Efrat Tal (PhD)
Senior Scientist
Dr. Efrat Tal brings to ATVIO vast experience in experimental design and execution in molecular biology and biochemistry. Efrat is also an accomplished lecturer with 4 years experience as a biochemistry and cell biology lecturer at Tel-Aviv university. Efrat joined our team after completing her PhD. graduate degree at the Human Genetics and Biochemistry department at the Sakler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv university, and appointed at ATVIO as a senior scientist supporting the development and execution of working protocols.

Moshe (Moish) Cohen (BSc)
Development Project Leader
Mr. Moshe (Moish) Cohen holds dual role as GMP Production Manager and Development Project Leader. Moshe is highly experienced manager with proven team leading capabilities as well as cGMP requirements and implementation. Between 2012 and 2017 Moshe served as a Production 3D cell culture technician, cGMP Production Logistics Manager and technology team leader at Pluristem Therapeutics. Moshe Holds an B.Sc. in biology from the University of Haifa.

Dana Atia-Glikin (BSc Eng, PhD)
Project Manager & Head of Marketing
Dr. Atia-Glikin brings to ATVIO a great experience in managing and leading research projects and extensive skills in molecular biology and immuno-assays. Dana holds a BSc. in Biotechnology and Food Engineering and a PhD in Biotechnology from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. Her industrial experience includes positions at Mekorot, the Israel National Water Company, as Microbiologist Researcher, and at Enzymotec-LTD as Clinical Science Manger in the fields of medical food and infant nutrition. Dana is part of ATVIO project management team leading innovative lab-scaled projects to successful industry according to cGMP.

Michal Blumenfeld (BSc Eng)
QC & Senior Scientist
Mrs. Blumenfeld has over 9 years of experience in the cell therapy industry. Previously Michal worked in MGVS (a cell therapy company) as a production specialist. During that period, Michal gained great knowledge and skills related to working in a GMP environment. In the last 4.5 years Michal worked at Pluristem Therapeutics as a Research Scientist and was in charge of building release assays and technology transfer processes to the QC. Additionally, Mrs. Blumenfeld took part in new products characterization for the company pipeline. Mrs. Blumenfeld appointed as a QC and Development Scientist and brings to ATVIO a wide experience in tissue culture and cell characterisation methods. Mrs Blumenfeld has a BSc. Degree in biotechnology from Ort Braude College of Engineering.

Hadi Basha
Development Scientist
Mr. Basha brings to ATVIO over 5 years of cell therapy experience as a R&D bioreactor technician at Protalix and production employee at Pluristem Therapeutics. In his last role, Hadi served as the Production Logistics team leader, a role which require both task and team management. Mr. Basha brings to ATVIO profound knowledge and great experience in large scale bioreactors, filtration processes and clean-room operations and GMP environment. Mr. Basha is a practical engineer from ORT Braude College of Engineering.

Bassam Hosiesy
GMP Supervisor & Development Scientist
Mr. Hosiesy is a practical engineer from ORT Braude College of Engineering. Mr. Hosiesy brings to ATVIO over 7 years of cell therapy experience starting as a production technician at Protalix in bioreactors and media filtration process (FDA approval) for 3 years. Production supervisor at Pluristem therapeutics 4 years include upstream downstream and final formulation.

Reem Miari (BSc, MSc)
Head of Gene Therapy & Virus production
Ms. Reem Miari has over 20 years of experience in leading innovative research and development projects in gene therapy and the biotech industry. During the last 10 years, Ms. Miari was a senior research and development group leader at Medgenics Israel, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative and proprietary platform technology for the treatment of rare diseases. Prior positions include project manager at GeneGrafts Ltd and working as a leading scientist in Biogenics Ltd., Carmel Biosensors and Migal. Ms. Miari has published several of articles in peer review journals and filed a number of issued patents. Having earned a B.Sc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and M.Sc in Human Biology from Haifa University, Reem Miari is currently a PhD candidate at Human Genentech specializing in diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer.

Shy Rubin (BSc Eng)
Development Scientist
Mr. Rubin is a naturally curious engineer with experience in cell therapy, basic science and preclinical research, which he gained during his three years at Pluristem therapeutics as a research assistant. Among his expertise are cell characterization by immuno-phenotyping and secretome analysis methods, in-vitro and in vivo study design and execution, data analysis and computerised in silico proteomics. Mr. Rubin has a B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Ort Braude collage of engineering, thus joined ATVIO’s development team to bring his competencies both as an engineer and as a researcher.

Hiam Ibrahim