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LapSpace Medical was founded in 2011. It operates within the framework of the Misgav Venture Accelerator, part of The Trendines Group. The LapSpace team combines strong business and medical experience and knowledge.

Zeev Bronfeld,

Mr. Bronfeld is an experienced businessman who is involved in a number of biotechnology companies. He is a co-founder of Bio-cell Ltd. an Israeli publicly traded holding company specializing in biotechnology companies and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1986. Mr. Bronfeld currently serves as a Chairman of Protalix Ltd ,and also serves as a Chairman in a number of biotechnology companies.
Mr. Bronfeld holds a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University.

Assaf Livne

Assaf Livne brings prior business development and marketing experience from positions at Johnson & Johnson, specializing in minimally invasive solutions, and Cheetah Medical, an Israeli start-up company. He received an M.A. in finance and budget management from Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Hien Nguyen,
FACS, Inventor:

Dr. Hien Nguyen is an assistant professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he specializes in minimally invasive surgery, single incision surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch), minimally invasive repair of complex hernias, and general surgery.

His pioneering work at Johns Hopkins includes a number of “firsts”: single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, robotic gastric bypass, and endoscopic component separation.

Dr. Eliad Karin,
Medical Consultant
Dr. Eliad Karin is a senior attending surgeon in the General Surgery Department at Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. He specializes in general and laparoscopic surgery, hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Gilad Lavi,
Technical Consultant

Gilad Lavi has extensive experience in medical device R&D from early research and POC through prototype design and manufacturing support. His focus includes laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgical tools (NovoLap, MinInvasive), drug delivery technologies (Elan Medical), NOTES (ObesiTx), and medical cosmetics (Capula Medical).


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