StemRad is developing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect against the deadly effects of radiation sickness, also known as Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS), and is endorsed by a renowned scientific advisory board, which includes two Nobel Laureates and the world’s leading physicians in the treatment of radiation sickness.
StemRad is in the final stages of developing its protective device, which is in critical need by nuclear energy operators and safety forces. The recent disaster in Fukushima, Japan and the increasing threat of nuclear weapons proliferation, have highlighted the limited protective equipment which exists today to protect engineers and first-responders in cases of disaster.
By analyzing the specific locations within the human body which are damaged most, and which impact the survivability of the human body in the presence of high doses of radiation, StemRad has developed a device to protect professionals operating in such environments.
Dr. Milstein co-founded StemRad in November 2011, and has more than 10 years of Life Sciences research experience. Formerly, Dr. Milstein was an EMBO fellow at NYU’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, where his research provided basic insights into the mechanism of T cell activation. Later in his career, as an NIH fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, he discovered a novel mechanism for iron deficiency anemia. Subsequently, Oren focused his research on radiation-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Dr. Milstein received his Ph.D. degree from The Weizmann Institute of Science in 2008, where he developed novel strategies for successful bone marrow transplantation into irradiated subjects. He received his B.Sc., Magna Cum Laude, from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Until recently, Oren served also as Adjunct Professor of Immunology at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. His research has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications and patents.
Dr. Oren Milstein, Ph.D., President, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder
Mr. Levitt co-founded StemRad in November 2011, and is a serial entrepreneur with over 21 years of senior management experience, CEO of 6 high-technology and life-sciences companies (co-founder of 5), and consultant to 14 companies. Daniel’s CEO positions include: Coastline Global (veterinary products), BeastPower Motorsports (luxury automotive parts), Jovis Technologies (drug discovery; co-founded with Stanford University professors Puglisi and Kornberg, a 2006 Nobel Laureate), Vitality WebSystems (artificial intelligence applied to fitness), and WebAppoint (online scheduling SaaS; acquired by Microsoft – NASDAQ:MSFT). Prior to WebAppoint, Daniel was marketing director & co-founder of OmniTrust Security Systems, co-founder of Danir Design, marketing director at StorLogic (previously Ornetix), and an Economist (procurement budgets) in the Navy. Daniel received his MSM (Master of Science in Management) degree from Boston University and his BA degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Daniel Levitt, BA, MSM, CEO & Co-Founder
Mr. Passi is a retired Colonel of the Israeli Air Force, with extensive experience managing large-scale operations, and 10 years of experience in the high-tech industry. After retiring from the Israeli Air Force in 2004, Eli served as the COO of Rontal, LTD., a startup company that was a pioneer in the HLS (Home Land Security) software field. After Rontal’s acquisition by Verint Systems, Inc. in 2011, Eli served as the vice president of business operations of the global PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) market. Prior to his retirement from the Israeli Air Force, among other duties, Eli served as a squadron commander and the head of the fighter pilot school of the Israeli Air Force Academy. Eli holds a BA in Logistics from Bar Ilan University.
Eli Passi, BA, Chairman
Mr. Ripp served for over 25 years as a commander of various vessels in the Israeli Navy. In 1996, Jakob graduated from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon retiring from the Navy at the rank of Captain, Mr. Ripp served during 2004-2007 as the Israeli Military attaché in Brazil. In 2007, Mr. Ripp was appointed as the director of the radiological first responders of Israel. This senior position has given him unique experience at the readiness and operational levels of radiological emergency management. Jakob is one of only a handful of individuals in Israel who thoroughly understands the needs of professionals responding to an array of radiological incidences. In 2010, Mr. Ripp founded Wisdom Intelligence Solutions, a company which consults customers worldwide regarding HLS, future threats and proposed solutions, providing the most suitable and advanced technological answers to global challenges such as international crime and terrorism. Mr. Ripp earned his BA and MBA from the University of Ben Gurion.
Navy Captain (res.) Jakob (Koby) Ripp, BA, MBA, VP of Business Development
Tamar is the owner of Tamar Nix Design Studio, a studio specializing in soft products (textiles, textile design and design management). Tamar teaches design disciplines at various professional schools. Prior to founding her design studio, Tamar was a senior designer at Delta Galil Industries, where she worked on the development and design of textile products from concept to production, for the European and US markets. Prior to Delta, Tamar was a senior product designer at Source Vagabond Systems, a leading international company in the field of outdoor equipment, where Tamar was involved in the development and design of innovative and cost effective products in the fields of shoes, backpacks, and flexible water carriers. Tamar has a B.Des. degree in Textile Design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design where she graduated cum laude. The curriculum encompassed textile-based design and material studies, including marketing. Tamar also has an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Design, from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where she studied advanced topics in design management. Tamar has experience working with leading companies such as Nike, C&A, Marks & Spencer, Tchibo, and others.
Mrs. Tamar Nix, B.Des., M.Sc., Product Manager