COMPANY

About Us

ZygoFix has developed a proprietary approach to spinal stabilization and spinal fusion. The company's zLOCK system utilizes our spine’s natural anatomy for spinal stability.

The system offers all around benefits to the $2.2 billion worldwide addressable spine market.

ZygoFix is a privately held company, founded in 2017 by Professor Yizhar Floman and Uri Arnin. 

 

OUR MISSION: 

Improve spinal fusion clinical outcomes in the most minimally invasive fashion by providing solutions aligned with our natural anatomy.

Management

Ofer Levy

CEO

15 years experience in the medical device industry as an engineer, product manager, and consultant; deep understanding of medical device development and lifecycle; MBA, Tel Aviv University, B.Sc., mechanical engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev​​

Uri Arnin

Co-founder, CTO

Serial entrepreneur in the field of spinal implants; 30 years’ experience in medical device industry; 29 issued patents and 43 pending (all in spine); former CTO, Impliant (world’s first facet replacement device); CTO, Spine 21 (world’s first remote-controlled spinal implant); founder and CTO, ApiFix​​.

Prof. Yizhar Floman

Co-founder, Medical Director

Chairman and Director, Israel Spine Center, Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv; former Chief of Spine Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem; President, Israel Orthopedic Association; member of numerous organizations, including Scoliosis Research Society, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Spine Society of Europe, and the North American Spine Society.

 

Board of Directors

ZygoFix enjoys the great support of our investor, Trendlines, in all descisions and operation.

Barak Singer, CEO Trendlines Incubator and Ofir Hazut, VP BD of Trendlines Incubator sit at our board along with industry executive John E. Hart and with co-founders Uri Arnin and Prof. Yizhar Floman.

Ofir Hazut

Ofir Hazut has over 12 years of experience and knowledge in life science start-ups and companies. He served as Director of Business Development and CEO in medical devices and agrotech companies. Prior to joining Trendlines, Ofir held the position of Director of Business Development at Evogene and CEO of MEway Pharma, a medical device company funded by Sanara Ventures (a medical incubator backed by Phillips and TEVA). Ofir Hazut advised VCs in investment strategy, deal flow and due diligence processes.

Ofir received his B.Sc in Neuroscience and MBA from Bar-Ilan University and M.Sc in Bio-Psychology from Tel-Aviv University.

Barak Singer

Barak Singer has over 15 years of experience in management, business development, investment banking, and venture capital.

Among others, Barak served as VP Business Development at Can-Fite BioPharma (NYSE: CANF) and CEO of its subsidiary Ophthalix, VP Business Development at Xenia Venture Capital, and was a Co-Founder and CEO at Or Capital Healthcare Partners.

Barak currently serves as the CEO of Trendlines Israel Incubator.

John E. Hart

John Hart brings over 35 years of executive leadership experience leading global medical device company growth and performance. In his last role, John helped lead CONMED Corporation's turnaround by leading the Cardiology and Critical Care business unit from historically negative to double digit growth and the Healthcare Solutions Team to an increased number of corporate and national contracts. Prior to that, John led VIDAR Systems Corporation and ISTO Technologies to successful M&A executions.  John has also held executive positions with Stryker Orthopaedics, U.S. Surgical (now Medtronic) and J&J.

 

Advisory Board

Jon Luedke

Over 20 years experience in the US medical device industry.  Successful commercialization and revenue generation at Zimmer Spine, Centinel Spine, Wenzel Spine and most recently Prosidyan which exclusive rights were acquired by DePuy Synthes in June, 2018.  Mr. Luedke is currently, President & CEO of Spineway USA, Inc., a French based publicly traded company that treats severe spinal column pathologies.

Adam Lewis, MD

B.A. graduate from Harvard University; MD graduate from Georgetown University and intern and residency trained in Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical center; Dr. Lewis is an expert in minimal invasive spine surgery.

Babak Barcohana, MD

Neuroscience graduate from UCLA; MD graduate from UCSF; Residency trained in Orthopedic surgery at Standford University. Dr. Barcohana has specific expertise in minimal invasive surgical techniques.

Ira Fedder, MD

Doctor of pharmacy and MD graduate from the University of Maryland; Post graduate training in Orthopedic surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center.

 

© 2020 ZygoFix Ltd.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 854697