Innovative Catheters For Safe and Precise Interventional Procedures


Irit Yaniv, MD, MBA
Active Chairperson

Dr. Yaniv is an experienced and accomplished senior executive in the life sciences industry, both in the medical device and bio-pharma fields, including CEO positions with Impulse Dynamics and MetaCure.

In parallel with her position at Eximo, she is a  General Partner at Accelmed, a private equity investment firm where she plays an important role in leading the firm's early stage portfolio. She is also the co-founder of Digma Medical and Nitinotes, both medical device companies focusing on solutions for the metabolic epidemic.

Irit holds an MD degree from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from the Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Yoel Zabar

Yoel Zabar

Mr. Zabar brings more than 17 years of experience in R&D management and projects management positions in multidisciplinary knowledge-based companies.

Mr. Zabar served as HW R&D Group Manager and project manager at Hexagon Metrology Israel (NASDAQ OMX: HEXA B).

Earlier, he worked as a system engineering team leader and project manager in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Prior to that, he worked as a system engineer in SCD - Semi-Conductor Devices Ltd.

Mr. Zabar holds a Master's degree with special honors (Summa Cum Laude) in optical engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

Yossi Muncher, Ph.D, MBA
Executive VP, Clinical Development and Regulation Affairs

Yossi Muncher, Ph.D., is a co-founder of Eximo Medical with extensive experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to Eximo, he was active in many business aspects of the medical device industry: distribution of products for major corporations such as Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, and Baxter-Edwards; management of clinical and regulatory activities in various start-up companies, and consulting.

Yossi holds a Ph.D. in Life Sciences (with honors) from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and an M.B.A. from the Peres Academic Center.

Ilan Ben Oren
Founder and CTO

Ilan Ben Oren, founder of Eximo Medical, is an experienced physicist with extensive expertise in the development of medical devices.

Mr. Ben Oren's experience as CTO in other companies includes Accelmed, Exalenz Bioscience Ltd. (TASE:EXEN) and Oridion Medical (SWX:ORIDN, Sold to Covidien). Prior to that, he served as a senior physicist in Scitex and participated for five years in applied research at the laser center of Hadassah Hospital and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Ilan holds an M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Applied Physics and Material Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is author of more than 35 patents and patent applications in the field of medical technologies and electro-optics.

Remo Almog

Mr. Almog has over 13 years of extensive experience in leading R&D and operations teams in the medical device field with a primary focus on cardiovascular.

During his career, Almog has gained vast experience with the full product life cycle, including responsibility for product definition, product development and product manufacturing.

Mr. Almog held executive positions at MValve (as a Director of R&D. in the development of TMVR - transcatheter mitral valve replacement); Valve Medical (as a team leader in the development TAVI -transcatheter aortic valve implantation); Corassist Cardiovascular (as an R&D engineer).

Mr. Almog holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and an M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University.

Robert E. Spanos
VP of National (US) Sales Accounts

Robert E. Spanos is an experienced sales manager with over 16 years in the medical device industry, with extensive experience in the peripheral vascular space from concept to commercialization, with launching revolutionizing technologies first-time to market and strategic success.

Mr. Spanos held executive sales positions in leading companies, such as IDev Technologies (acquired by Abbott), FoxHollow Technologies (acquired by EV3), and Guidant Endovascular Solutions (acquired by Abbott).

Mr. Spanos holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), marketing degree from University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas).

Key Consultants


Dr. Charles J. Love, MD - John Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Gil M. Vardi, MD - Christian Hospital and Gateway Regional Medical Center and St. Louis Heart and Vascular(SLHV) , St. Louis, MO, USA

Prof. Michael Glikson - Director, Cardiology Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Udi Ben Ami, PhD - Physicist. Senior consultant to knowledge-based industries, Israel

Dr. John R. Laird, MD - Director, Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute, St. Helena, CA, USA

Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield, MD - Section Head, Vascular Medicine and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA