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Location: Herzliya, Israel
Sector: Life Sciences
Headquarters and R&D in Israel, US subsidiary.
Elminda is a unique neuro-technology company harnessing data science and Artificial Intelligence to change the way we diagnose and treat brain disease. We have a team of world-class multi-disciplinary scientists, physicians, engineers and business entrepreneurs.
Wide IP coverage and the world’s largest database of brain function information.
25+ active sites (US, China, Europe, Israel)
Solving a problem – Critical need
Today, brain diagnosis and treatment selection is largely based on subjective measures or imaging modalities that shed little light on brain function. Elminda’s BNA™ technology provides an objective, reliable and repeatable way of measuring the brain functions
Brain diseases affect more than 2 billion people. It is a $3 trillion problem. We currently address 2 Major Societal & Clinical Needs: Brain Wellness or Annual Brain Checkup – enables early detection of potential abnormalities due to aging or incidence and monitor progress and impact of interventions. Total market exceeds 1 Billion people worldwide.
Brain Disorders: depression, as a first market, affects 322 Million people worldwide
Our multi-disciplinary team combines expertise in neuroscience, signal processing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, engineering, medicine, cloud computing as well as business and finance with proven track record
Wide coverage and protection of intellectual property with 61 patents & patents applications, 3 trade secrets, and the world’s largest & rapidly growing proprietary human brain function with clinical information database
Creating a new category in the industry and significant barrier for entry, leading a digital brain health revolution
Regulation / Certification
FDA /CE cleared solution
400K brain recordings of EEG/ ERP/ BNA with clinical information
Clinical grade database for comparison of healthy and pathological datasets
Initial market adoption
Initial market adoption with available insurance reimbursement codes
Demonstration of high-value business model
Install base systems across various demographics – US/Europe/China/Israel
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Signal and data quality
Automatic real time signal quality assessment, noise detection and cleaning using machine learning
High stability and reproducibility
Standardization and harmonization
Provides standardization in a highly un-regulated field
Makes EEG install based compatible (hardware independence)
Core methodology is supported by over 10,000 publications
Provides cognitive functions assessment with electrophysiology
Provides clinical neuro-markers for prediction and diagnosis
Comprehensive approach and methodologies suitable for multiple clinical needs
Dr. Arun Menawat, Chairman of the Board
An accomplished history of executive leadership success in the healthcare industry leading companies from start‐up to fast growth success. Dr. Menawat served as the President, CEO and Chairman of Novadaq Technologies Inc., leading the company from start‐up, to successful IPO, to leading developer and provider of clinically relevant imaging solutions for use in surgical and diagnostic procedures.
Served as President and CEO at Cedara Software, which was sold to Merge Healthcare and ultimately to IBM for their Watson program. Ph.D. in Chemical (Bio) Engineering from the University of Maryland, while concurrently completing a fellowship in biomedical engineering at the NIH, Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management. In 2014, Dr. Menawat was named the EY Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year in the health sciences category.
Mr. Ronen Gadot, CEO
The first investor in elminda, recognizing the significant unmet need in the diagnostics and treatment of brain related disorders. Entrepreneurial leader of creative solutions that are making a difference, he was selected by the World Economic Forum to serve on the council for the future of neurotechnologies and brain sciences.
Previously held several positions at Silicon Valley based Applied Materials, co‐founded Philips’ Global Corporate Venture arm, making Philips one of the most active corporate investors in Israel, and CEO of the European subsidiary of one of Philips portfolio companies, SHL Telemedicine. Former F‐16 pilot and member of the IAF Aerobatic Team, holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.
Prof. Amir Geva, CTO
Founded elminda in 2006 following over 30 years of brain related research conducted as part of his academic and entrepreneurial career. Prof. and head of the Biomedical Laboratory of the Electrical, & Computer Engineering department at the Ben Gurion University and a visiting Prof. at the Technion Institute of Technology. Experienced entrepreneur and founder of companies with a significant managerial track record. Accomplished scientist, with years of brain and EEG research and experience initiated at the research unit of the Israeli Navy.
A worldwide expert in biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition and pioneer in the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare with dozens of academic publications in scientific journals and books. Holds a B.Sc, M.Sc and D.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Mr. Geri Katz, CFO
Vast experience as a CFO of private and publicly traded companies, including PowerDsine, (Nasdaq: PDSN) as well as prior COO and CEO of private companies. Experience includes a successful IPO and M&A. BA in Economics and Accounting, CPA
Dr. Roni Sharon, Medical Director
Board‐Certified Neurologist in the United States and Israel, and currently Director of Headache and Facial pain at Sheba Medical Center. He completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA following a residency in Neurology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, NY. He has years of clinical experience, with many academic publications, and lectures internationally on the subjects of neurology, brain health and wellness.
Dr. Ziv Peremen, VP Medical & Pharma Solutions
An experienced leader with a diverse background in physics, cognitive neuroscience and business development. A lecturer at Tel Aviv University. Holds a BSc in Physics and Philosophy and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Tel Aviv University.
Mrs. Tanya Damm Bokobza, VP Wellness Solutions
An award winning Industrial Designer & experienced entrepreneur. Previously served as the CEO of a B2B2C, 3D printing pioneering platform as a Google sponsored Entrepreneur. Holds a BFA with honors in Industrial design from RISD and MA Innovation Studies from The academy of art Bezalel.
Mrs. Chen Golan, VP HR & Operations
A hands‐on logistics professional with a multi‐tasking skill set which includes planning, directing, producing and coordinating activities and operations. Specializes in mass media communications.