Amnon
Ron

CEO

Amnon Ron is CEO of LyoLife.

He is a former Principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he served as a strategic partner to CEOs at leading corporations in the US and Europe, with deep expertise in pharma, consumer goods, and the public sector.

Prior to BCG, Amnon served as Director of Marketing and Sales for a leading winery, after serving for 8 years as a Captain in Israel’s Air Force. He received his BA degree from the University of Haifa, and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amir
Arav

Chief Scientist

Dr. Arav is a leading scientist in the field of cryobiology and reproduction. He is the founder of FertileSafe and serves as Chief Scientist of LyoLife. He also founded Galcore, IMT, and Core Dynamics, all of which specialized in cryobiology and were based on Dr. Arav’s patents.

​Dr. Arav received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. His PhD degree in neuroscience physiology and biomedical engineering combined work at the University of Bologna and the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Arav conducted post-doctorate research at the Center for Biostabilization at the University of California at Davis.

​He has published his research in over 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, filed over 60 patents, and is the recipient of many prizes for basic and applied research.

Milton
Leong

Scientific Advisor

Professor Milton Ka Hong Leong is a Partner at IVF Capital, in addition to serving as the Medical Director – and owner – of The IVF Clinic, Hong Kong.

Professor Leong attended McGill University in Montreal Canada where he completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, and then Medical School. Further postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed, and he obtained his specialists degree in 1974. He went to London on a McLaughlin Fellowship granted by the Canadian Royal College where he studied under Professors Richard Beard and Stuart Campbell. Returning to Montreal, he joined the McGill University Department as academic staff, actively teaching and leading the High Risk Obstetric Unit.

In 1979 Professor Leong returned to Hong Kong and engaged in private practice, setting up the IVF Center at the private Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, building leading this clinic to become one of the most successful IVF clinics in the world. In 1985 Professor Leong “made” and delivered Hong Kong’ first IVF baby, and for the past 30+ years has researched, published, and taught the art and science of infertility and the assisted reproductive techniques.

Professor Leong is a member of multiple reproductive medicine societies, and various international committees. He lectures widely, and still plays an active academic role, remaining an Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in McGill University.

Zeev
Shoham

Scientific Advisor

Professor Zeev Shoham serves as the head of the Fertility and IVF Unit at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel. He is a world-renowned lecturer on IVF and fertility, and has organized international medical conferences for the past 18 years. In addition, he is the co-founder of IVF-Worldwide, the most comprehensive IVF unit directory in the world.

​Professor Shoham was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. He received his MD degree from Hadassah Medical Center in 1981. He later completed his residency at Kaplan Medical Center, and his fellowship in infertility and in-vitro fertilization at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel and Middlesex Hospital in London, UK.

​Professor Shoham has published over 140 papers in reproductive medicine, and his publications have won international awards. In addition, he has contributed chapters to numerous books. He is the editor/co-author of the textbook, Female Infertility Therapy: Current Practice (1999), and one of the four editors of the textbook, Assisted Reproductive Techniques, which is now in its fourth edition.

Arnon
Nagler

Scientific Advisor

Professor Arnon Nagler is a pioneer and world acclaimed leader in the field of umbilical cord blood, cord blood banking, and stem cell separation and treatment. Dr. Nagler is Director of Hematology at Tel Hashomer Hospital, where he is also Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation, and since 2001 has led the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) accredited Cord Blood Bank.

Professor Nagler has received numerous awards, including recognition from the American Society of Bone and Marrow Transplantation (ABSMT), and has received over forty grants from government, research associations, foundations and pharmaceutical companies for his ongoing research. He holds over forty patents and trademarks, has been the lead investigator on over fifteen clinical trials, and is a widely-published and internationally sought-after lecturer.

Professor Nagler’s tenure with cutting-edge biotech and pharmaceutical companies includes his current advisory roles to LyoLife and Gamida Cell. Moreover, Dr. Nagler serves as a Professor of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and from 1986 to 1989 served as a fellow in medicine/hematology at Stanford University School of Medicine.