Dr. Itai Pelled joined Beta-O2 as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Pelled previously served for 16 years in Edwards LifeSciences (Israeli branch, Caesarea and HQ, Irvine, California), a global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, as senior developing engineer, bio polymers specialist and R&D and production manager. During that period, he was developing the first generations of the trans catheter heart valve, leading the polymeric material section (Advance Material & Technology Center at Edwards LifeSciences HQ), and managing the R&D production team that supported the development of the Trans-catheter Heart Valve’ 3rd generation (Caesarea, IL). Most recently, Dr. Pelled was involved in developing several other medical devices as well as bio-compostable flexible films for the food packaging industry.
Dr. Pelled background includes undergraduate degree in Chemistry, a master degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. in biodegradable polymers from the Tel-Aviv University, Israel and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He is also a co-inventor of ten patents.