About Viaqua

ViAqua Therapeutics was established in September 2014 to address the growing need for effective, affordable health management of diseases in aquaculture. To date, ViAqua has received investments from The Trendlines Group , Nutreco, VisVires New Protein and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, with support from the Israel Innovation Authority. 

Achievements 

Q1 2018: Proof-of-concept for oral delivery of first product


Q3 2018: ViAqua receives investment from Nutreco and VisVires New Protein


Q3 2018: Signed joint development agreement with Skretting SA (Nutreco’s aquaculture division) for first product, including distribution and marketing by Skretting


2019: Preparing for high-volume manufacturing and improved product efficacy
 

ViAqua’s co-founders have Ph.D.s in molecular biology and marine biology, respectively. The Company’s management bring a broad range of business development, technology development, management, and industrial biotech experience.  

Shai Ufaz, Ph.D.
CEO & Co-Founder

Molecular biologist; experience in biotechnology, genetic engineering, protein expression; Project manager, Protalix Biotherapeutics, TransAlgae; Ph.D., plant genetics

Haim Barsimantov
VP R&D

Over 17 years’ experience in formulation and delivery system development; process development, scale-up and microencapsulation technologies. Haim served as COO and CTO of Sol-gel Technologies Ltd.

Shai Einbinder, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Advisor

Marine biologist; experience in product development, management; VP Development & Projects, TransAlgae; CEO, Aurora-V; Ph.D., marine biology

Dganit Vered
Chairperson

Over 20 years’ experience in senior executive positions in Intel, Perrigo and Hazera, in R&D, Engineering and Operations. Professional experience includes former head of R&D in vegetable seeds, VP R&D in the Pharma API industry, and various engineering and operations positions in the Silicon wafer top niche industry.

Prof. Avi Schroeder
Scientific Advisor

Extensive development in fields of RNA and protein delivery and nanotechnology; Asst. Prof. of Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Robert Langer, MIT 

Ami Schlesinger, PhD, MBA 
Executive VP Product & Innovation

Marine zoologist with extensive business experience; previously, Researcher at TransAlgae, Director of R&D at Nanocyte, and Executive Chairman of Business at Ma'agan Michael; led several firms in senior executive positions spanning diverse fields, including agriculture, aquaculture, desalination, cleantech, energy, trading, precision technology, and plastics.

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