About us

Our mission is to leverage the miniaturized microgravity lab technology, enabling unprecedented possibilities to develop new drugs in Space. All this at a fraction of the cost, with higher success rates than experiements conducted with traditional research methods. We are aiming to bring a positive impact on millions of lives here on Earth.
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SpacePharma can plan, develop and execute in Space any of your research idea assisted by our multidisciplinary experienced scientists.

Our Team

CoFounder&CEO
Martin Aebi

Martin Aebi

Co-Founder,
General Manager

CoFounder&CEO
Yossi Yamin

Yossi Yamin

Co-Founder & CEO of SpacePharma

Yossi has gained more than 30 years of experience with large scale development projects across the United States, Israel and Canada related to Space.  He has commanded the Israeli Satellite Unit, where he managed 7 successful launches.

Yossi holds a Bs.C of Business Management from UOP, San Diego, CA, USA and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.

Yossi Yamin

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Co-Founder & CEO

Co-Founder & CEO

Yossi Yamin

Co-Founder & CEO of SpacePharma

Yossi has gained more than 30 years of experience with large scale development projects across the United States, Israel and Canada related to Space.  He has commanded the Israeli Satellite Unit, where he managed 7 successful launches.

Yossi holds a Bs.C of Business Management from UOP, San Diego, CA, USA and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.

Martin Aebi

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Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Martin Aebi

Co-Founder,
General Manager

Paul Kamoun

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Ph.d.

Ph.d.

Paul Kamoun

Chief Marketing Officer and Business Development

Paul brings to SpacePharma more than forty years of experience in the Space domain. During that period of time Paul has worked on more than 150 space programs at NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French Space Agency (CNES).

Paul holds an electrical engineering degree from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in Paris, France and a PhD degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA.

Shimon Amselem

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Ph.d.

Ph.d.

Shimon Amselem

Chief Scientific Officer

Shimon brings to SpacePharma over 25 years of solid experience in the pharmaceutical industry . Working in several international pharmaceutical companies, Shimon had been involved in the development of many pharmaceutical products.

He holds a B. Sc. in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a PhD in Pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy, Jerusalem and he is also a Post-doctoral fellow at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington DC.

Asher Maimon

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CFO

CFO

Asher Maimon

Chief Financial Officer
Asher joined SpacePharma in 2014 with deep financial experience of many years. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting since 2005 and is a Certified Public Accountant (Isr.).

Yair Glick

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Ph.d.

Ph.d.

Yair Glick

Director of Microgravity Research

Microfluidic Specialist, biologist and lab-on-a-chip expert. Yair is a Postdoctoral fellow, Lab-On-a-Chip lab, at the Bar Ilan's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

Yair holds an M.Sc. in immunology and molecular biology, distinguished with honors, and a Ph.D. In virology, proteomics, nanotechnology & bioengineering.

Guy Samburski

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Guy Samburski

Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Guy served as head of technology R&D in Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Guy holds an Ms.C. in chemical engineering from the Technion and he is an expert in crystallization and pharmaceutical technologies

Sarit Kipper

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Ph.D.

Ph.D.

Sarit Kipper

Projects & Lab Manager

Sarit is a Lab-on-a-Chip technology expert. Sarit specializes in protein expression and mapping PPI by high throughput screening and integrated microfluidic analytical methods development. She is also responsible for lab safety.

Sarit holds a Ph.D. In virology, proteomics, nanotechnology & bioengineering and an M.Sc. In virology, biochemistry, nanotechnology and molecular biology

Prof. Sara Eyal

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Ph.d.

Ph.d.

Prof. Sara Eyal

Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University

Prof. Eyal holds a BSc degrees in Pharmacy and in Animal Sciences and an MSc in Pharmacology summa cum laude from the Hebrew University’s Clinical Pharmacy Program (summa cum laude). She has written her Doctoral thesis- in the field of drug movement in the body (pharmacokinetics).

Post-doctoral fellowship in the University of Washington. Since 2011- faculty member of the Institute for Drug Research of the Hebrew University's School of Pharmacy. Current research - mostly in the field of brain diseases, particularly epilepsy and several funded projects related to drug distribution into cancer cells.

Yair Feuchtwanger

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Yair Feuchtwanger

Mechanical Design and Project Manager

Yair had served as a mechanical engineer and project manager at different companies prior to joining SpacePharma.

He holds a B.Sc in Mechnical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and a project managing course from the Technion.

Lihi Efremushkin

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Ph.D.

Ph.D.

Lihi Efremushkin

Flow Chemistry Expert

Lihi ia a physical chemistry and optic expert. Prior to SpacePharma she was the lab manager at BINA center, Bar-Ilan University. Lihi holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and a M.Sc. In physical chemistry

Vitali Rukin

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Vitali Rukin

Project Manager and Electronics Engineer

Vitaly has worked closely with Intel as an EIC (engineer in charge) for more than10 years - at IDC and F28 prior to joining SpacePharma


Yossi Yamin

,

Co-Founder & CEO

Yossi Yamin

Co-Founder & CEO of SpacePharma

Yossi has gained more than 30 years of experience with large scale development projects across the United States, Israel and Canada related to Space.  He has commanded the Israeli Satellite Unit, where he managed 7 successful launches.

Yossi holds a Bs.C of Business Management from UOP, San Diego, CA, USA and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.

Martin Aebi

,

Co-Founder

Martin Aebi

Co-Founder,
General Manager

Paul Kamoun

,

Ph.d.

Paul Kamoun

Chief Marketing Officer and Business Development

Paul brings to SpacePharma more than forty years of experience in the Space domain. During that period of time Paul has worked on more than 150 space programs at NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French Space Agency (CNES).

Paul holds an electrical engineering degree from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in Paris, France and a PhD degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA.

Shimon Amselem

,

Ph.d.

Shimon Amselem

Chief Scientific Officer

Shimon brings to SpacePharma over 25 years of solid experience in the pharmaceutical industry . Working in several international pharmaceutical companies, Shimon had been involved in the development of many pharmaceutical products.

He holds a B. Sc. in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a PhD in Pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy, Jerusalem and he is also a Post-doctoral fellow at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington DC.

Asher Maimon

,

CFO

Asher Maimon

Chief Financial Officer
Asher joined SpacePharma in 2014 with deep financial experience of many years. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting since 2005 and is a Certified Public Accountant (Isr.).

Yair Glick

,

Ph.d.

Yair Glick

Director of Microgravity Research

Microfluidic Specialist, biologist and lab-on-a-chip expert. Yair is a Postdoctoral fellow, Lab-On-a-Chip lab, at the Bar Ilan's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

Yair holds an M.Sc. in immunology and molecular biology, distinguished with honors, and a Ph.D. In virology, proteomics, nanotechnology & bioengineering.

Guy Samburski

,

Guy Samburski

Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Guy served as head of technology R&D in Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Guy holds an Ms.C. in chemical engineering from the Technion and he is an expert in crystallization and pharmaceutical technologies

Sarit Kipper

,

Ph.D.

Sarit Kipper

Projects & Lab Manager

Sarit is a Lab-on-a-Chip technology expert. Sarit specializes in protein expression and mapping PPI by high throughput screening and integrated microfluidic analytical methods development. She is also responsible for lab safety.

Sarit holds a Ph.D. In virology, proteomics, nanotechnology & bioengineering and an M.Sc. In virology, biochemistry, nanotechnology and molecular biology

Prof. Sara Eyal

,

Ph.d.

Prof. Sara Eyal

Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University

Prof. Eyal holds a BSc degrees in Pharmacy and in Animal Sciences and an MSc in Pharmacology summa cum laude from the Hebrew University’s Clinical Pharmacy Program (summa cum laude). She has written her Doctoral thesis- in the field of drug movement in the body (pharmacokinetics).

Post-doctoral fellowship in the University of Washington. Since 2011- faculty member of the Institute for Drug Research of the Hebrew University's School of Pharmacy. Current research - mostly in the field of brain diseases, particularly epilepsy and several funded projects related to drug distribution into cancer cells.

Yair Feuchtwanger

,

Yair Feuchtwanger

Mechanical Design and Project Manager

Yair had served as a mechanical engineer and project manager at different companies prior to joining SpacePharma.

He holds a B.Sc in Mechnical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and a project managing course from the Technion.

Lihi Efremushkin

,

Ph.D.

Lihi Efremushkin

Flow Chemistry Expert

Lihi ia a physical chemistry and optic expert. Prior to SpacePharma she was the lab manager at BINA center, Bar-Ilan University. Lihi holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and a M.Sc. In physical chemistry

Vitali Rukin

,

Vitali Rukin

Project Manager and Electronics Engineer

Vitaly has worked closely with Intel as an EIC (engineer in charge) for more than10 years - at IDC and F28 prior to joining SpacePharma


Board of Directors

Yossi Yamin

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Yossi Yamin

Co-Founder & CEO of SpacePharma SA

Martin Aebi

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 Martin Aebi

Co-Founder,
General Manager

David Salton

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David Salton

BSc. In industrial Engineering and Management. Technion Israel Institute of Technology .

Founder and CEO , DYN Diagnostics Ltd.

Rami Dadush

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Rami Dadush

CFO, Entrepreneur, running wealth family office

Highly experienced with global businesses and highly motivated to make the world a healthier place. Committed to fight against CJD and similar diseases.

As a space admirer since his teenage years Rami believes that mankind must use the outer Space domain much more towards life sciences and med-tech improvements.

Yossi Yamin

,

Yossi Yamin

Co-Founder & CEO of SpacePharma SA

Martin Aebi

,

 Martin Aebi

Co-Founder,
General Manager

David Salton

,

David Salton

BSc. In industrial Engineering and Management. Technion Israel Institute of Technology .

Founder and CEO , DYN Diagnostics Ltd.

Rami Dadush

,

Rami Dadush

CFO, Entrepreneur, running wealth family office

Highly experienced with global businesses and highly motivated to make the world a healthier place. Committed to fight against CJD and similar diseases.

As a space admirer since his teenage years Rami believes that mankind must use the outer Space domain much more towards life sciences and med-tech improvements.

Advisory Board

Dan Vilenski

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Dan Vilenski

Entrepreneur, former founder and chairman of Applied Materials (Israel)

Former founder and CEO  of KLA (Israel)

Joe Haviv

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Joe Haviv

In his capacity as Advisor to the Board, Joe brings together a unique combination of Private Equity VC&LBO Investments, Operational Leadership, and Top Management Consulting. An Engineer and MBA by education, Joe’s global career covered 12-years at McKinsey and Company, Senior Investment Executive for the Agnelli/EXOR USA Group and for First Atlantic Capital, and Founder of PROTOSTAR EQUITY PARTNERS (both NYC-based firms). He has chaired the Board of several industrial and growth companies, and is a dedicated practitioner of Strategic and Executional Excellence. Joe is a long standing Member of The Council for US and Italy, and has an extensive business and relationship network across the US and Europe.

‍Giora Eiland

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‍Giora Eiland

Giora Eiland has gained many decades of experience in the fields of security and research in various managerial posts.  Today he leverages his experience and international relationships built over decades in the security and strategic planning fields in his ongoing consultancy.

Dan Vilenski

,

Dan Vilenski

Entrepreneur, former founder and chairman of Applied Materials (Israel)

Former founder and CEO  of KLA (Israel)

Joe Haviv

,

Joe Haviv

In his capacity as Advisor to the Board, Joe brings together a unique combination of Private Equity VC&LBO Investments, Operational Leadership, and Top Management Consulting. An Engineer and MBA by education, Joe’s global career covered 12-years at McKinsey and Company, Senior Investment Executive for the Agnelli/EXOR USA Group and for First Atlantic Capital, and Founder of PROTOSTAR EQUITY PARTNERS (both NYC-based firms). He has chaired the Board of several industrial and growth companies, and is a dedicated practitioner of Strategic and Executional Excellence. Joe is a long standing Member of The Council for US and Italy, and has an extensive business and relationship network across the US and Europe.

‍Giora Eiland

,

‍Giora Eiland

Giora Eiland has gained many decades of experience in the fields of security and research in various managerial posts.  Today he leverages his experience and international relationships built over decades in the security and strategic planning fields in his ongoing consultancy.

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