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Design Practices Track

Moderator: Roni Lifshitz, Founder and Editor, Techtime News

12:00 - 12:20

Democratizing IVF through AI

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Daniella Gilboa

Co-founder & CEO



An entrepreneur, clinical embryologist and biostatistician, Daniella is CEO and cofounder of AIVF, which is developing an AI driven end-to-end platform for fertility care. Harnessing her reputation in the IVF industry, AIVF is working with international well known institutions across Europe, Asia and US. Daniella speaks worldwide on new technologies in IVF and utilizing deep technology in healthcare.
In 2023, AIVF was named as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

12:20 - 12:40

Fund Raising From the CEO Perspective

I’ll speak about the current ecosystem and challenges in fund-raising, what investors are looking and to improve your chances


An experienced CEO of medical-device companies with strong record of accomplishment. He is the CEO of Human Xtensions, a developer of surgical robotic systems. Previously he served as CEO of IOPtima which was acquired by Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceuticals group. He has vast experience in bringing medical device companies from an early stage to market, strategic & creative thinker and most of the time successful executor. Ronen is also a director in various medical device companies and a member of the investment committee in 2 micro-funds. He is also a 8400 mentor.

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Ronen Castro


Human Xtensions


Ronen Dalal

Sales Manager

Horizon Electronics

12:40 - 13:00

Power Supply Challenges and Solutions in Medical Applications

The medical device industry prioritizes patient safety above all else. This translates to rigorous demands for power supply solutions that deliver unwavering reliability and zero tolerance for compromising patient well-being.

Meeting these demands involves navigating a complex landscape of regulations and compliance standards, including those set by the FDA. Choosing the right power supply can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be.

In this lecture, we'll dive into the key challenges medical-grade power supplies face, from leakage current and electromagnetic interference to stringent safety certifications. We'll then showcase Horizon's innovative solutions that ensure unmatched safety, performance, and compliance for your life-saving devices.


Ronen Dalal is a leading Sales Manager at Horizon Electronics. He brings over 30 years of experience in business development, marketing and sales of power supply solutions with a strong emphasis on the medical sector.

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Patrick Lewis

Global Sterilization Expert


13:00 - 13:20

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization –  Meeting New Demands in the Industry – Case Studies

Overcoming the challenges of a Changing Industry - Responding to new Environmental and Regulatory Requirements :  How has Mediplast responded? Update on VHP as a New Technology


Patrick Lewis is a Global sterilization expert with more than 30 years of experience in the medical device – pharma industry. Currently working with a range of companies, from Medical device startups, global sterilization providers, & US multinationals.  Hired initially by Novolog to assist with the integration on Mediplast, still here 8 years later

13:20 - 14:20 : Lunch, Exhibition Visit

14:20 - 14:40

The Benefits of Test Method Validation on the Production Floor

Test Method Validation (TMV)  is a critical process in the Medical Device industry, ensuring valid results when testing and inspections are performed under work instructions. It plays a crucial role in the design phase of a product as well as later on  maintaining the quality of products, safeguarding patient safety while complying with regulatory requirements.  Some industries refer to it as Gage R&R. This presentation reveals how TMV is carried on,  sources of hidden  measurement errors at a real-life case study, the advantages of having a reliable data collection and why you should care about validating the measurement system


Jose (Yossi) Chvaicer is an expert in Process Validation and Quantitative Methods for the Medical Device Industry.  Working as  a SME Senior Project Manager in GSAP, holding a M.Sc. Industrial Engineer degree, Six-Sigma and B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer.  Extensive Engineering, Managing and Validation practice at the Medical Device and  Pharmaceutical industries, including  worldwide  FAT's, IQ's, OQ's and PQ's, Process Validation and Management also at the  Chemical, Biotechnology, FoodTec and Software Industry. Yossi's  achievements are based on several projects  in Israel, Canada, Ireland, USA and Brazil

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Jose Chvaicer

Senior Special Projects Manager


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Eng. Hilla Shaviv

CEO & Founder

Gals Bio

14:40 - 15:00

The Revelation in Women's Health and Wellness is Just Around the Corner, Take Part or Stay Behind

After being overlooked for many years, scientists have recently realized that vaginal effluents, including monthly bleeding and other secretions, can serve as a readily and noninvasively available source for a goldmine of data on women's health and wellness. Furthermore, due to the many blood vessels within this cavity, it can also serve as a needle-free port to the bloodstream. In this talk, we will provide a brief overview of how the vaginal cavity is set to become a new branch in women's wellness and health, how it will affect the lives of 50% of the world's population (effectively affecting the whole world when considering the relive of their male partners), and how Israelis can take part in this remarkable revolution.


Hilla Shaviv is a biomedical engineer, a serial inventor and entrepreneur in the women’s health arena, with more than 20 years of experience in medical device R&D. Over the last 13 years she focused on researching and developing women’s health devices. Hilla’s education and experience concentrated on bio-fluid dynamics where she developed various devices, including a heart assist device, as well as carrying out computational blood flow and in-vitro simulations. Hilla entered the entrepreneur world in 2007 after having founded her first company GalMedics, where she developed a new kind of tampon that treats menstrual pain, based on her own invention. In 2016, she established GalsBio with the goal of developing Tulipon.

Hilla earned a BSc from Caltech (Mechanical & Fluid Dynamics Engineering, cum laude) and an MSc from Tel Aviv University (Biomedical Engineering).

15:00 - 15:20

Design Your Device with the End in Mind

Medical device design has traditionally focused on product design to get to a working prototype for clinical studies and regulatory submission.  In this short talk, we will discuss the aspects of medical device design that should consider the customer, ie., the payor.  What are the payors needs and how those needs should and can be incorporated into your medical device design process?  We will examine the general themes as well a case study of how FEMSelect incorporated the payor into its medical device design process.

Debbie, Co- CEO of FEMSelect (women’s health medical device company) for the past 7 years, is an experienced healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience with commercialization of drugs, devices and HCIT.  Debbie began her career at Eli Lilly and Company where she held a variety of brand management and sales management roles in the US and Global organizations.  In her sales management role, Debbie led a team of 15 and was responsible for over $25M in sales.  As a product manager, Debbie designed and executed a new product launch strategy that achieved reimbursement in the Israeli health basket.  After 12 years at Lilly, Debbie joined iMDsoft as Director of Professional Services responsible for software implementation in hospitals through Europe, Israel and Australia.  Before joining FEMSelect, Debbie served as the EMEA Regional Director for Avalere Health (healthcare advisory services) focused on reimbursement strategies for start-ups.  Debbie received her BA from Harvard College and an MBA from The Wharton School. 


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Debbie Garner



15:20 - 15:40

Vectorious Medical Technologies – Introduction and Technology Building Blocks

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Lior Kogut, PhD

Vectorious Medical Technologies

A brief introduction to Vectorious Medical Technologies and its technology building clocks and system architecture


Lior earned his BSc, MSc (Tribology) and PhD (Tribology) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion. He was a Post-doc Fellow (MEMS) at UC Berkeley and Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (micro- and nano-scale interfacial phenomena) at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Prior to joining Vectorious he was a Program Manager and Advanced Development Manager at KLA, held several positions at RAFAEL (SIGINT Principal System Engineer, Electro-optics Counter Measures Manager, Integrated Technologies Manager, MEMS Principal Engineer & Program Manager), Senior Engineer at QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies and R&D engineer at the Tank Development Authority (IDF).
Lior has nearly 3-decades experience in multidisciplinary systems, electro-optics systems, RF systems, MEMS, MOEMS, Tribology and contact mechanics, residual stresses in homogenous and layered surfaces and mitigation techniques, Charge transport mechanisms, electrical contact resistance of homogeneous and layered surfaces.
He was named inventor on 66 patents, published 23 papers in prestigious archival journals and 15 papers in peer-reviewed conference and symposium proceedings, delivered 17 presentations in international conferences and 6 invited talks, played several roles in technical committees of the ASME Tribology Division, organized and chaired several international symposia on interfacial phenomena in MEMS and holds a few prestigious awards.

Ronen Castro
Ronen Dalal
Patrick Lewis
Eng. Hilla Shaviv
Debbie Garner
Daniella Gilboa
Jose Chvaicer
Lior Kogut, PhD
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