Doxil - The First FDA Approved Nano-Drug

 Lesson Learned as Scientist, Developer and Entrepreneur

 Speaker: Professor  Yechezkel (Chezy) Barenholz
Head of Membrane and Liposome Research Lab,

Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School


About the speaker:

Professor Emeritus Yechezkel (Chezy) Barenholz is head of the Liposome and Membrane Research Lab and is also the Daniel G. Miller Professor in Cancer Research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been on the faculty at Hebrew University since 1968 and has been a visiting Professor at leading Universities around the world.

His current research focuses on the development of drugs and nano-drugs based on drug delivery systems (DDS) best exemplified by the anticancer Doxil®, the first liposomal drug as well as the first nano-drug approved by the FDA (1995) and used world-wide. Professor Barenholz is an author of 399 scientific publications and is a co-inventor in more than 45 approved patent families.

Professor Barenholz is a founder of Moebius Medical LTD, PolyPid Ltd, LipoCure LTD, and Ayana LTD. All are in an advanced stage of the development of liposomal drugs based on Professor Barenholz’s inventions and expertise. He has been awarded the F.C. Donders Chair at the University of Utrecht, the Kaye Award (1995 & 1997) from Hebrew University, the Alec D. Bangham Award (1998), Teva Founders Prize (2001), an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Technical University of Denmark (2012), the International Controlled Release Society’s CRS Founders Award (2012), and the Israeli chapter of the International Controlled Release Society’s Award (2014). In 2003, Professor Barenholz founded the Barenholz Prizes from Doxil® royalties to encourage excellence and innovation in the applied sciences of Israeli PhD students.

Professor Barenholz is married to Dr Hanna Barenholz together they have 4 daughters and 12 grandchildren.

Event Details

Event date: 07-20-2016
Event End Date: 07-20-2016
Cut off date 07-20-2016
Individual Price $20.00
Time 6:30PM Networking reception
7:00PM Introduction by Yaakov Ringler, Senior Vice President Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and IBF Board Member
7:05PM Presentation and Q&A
Location Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
1500 Broadway
between 43 and 44 st.
New York, NY
Event Language Event will be conducted in English
Location New York
Event registration is closed
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