Graduate of the University of London and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Daren has more than thirty years of experience in the chemical industry and academia. For the past twenty years he has been a consultant providing solutions to numerous problems of the chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer and plastic industries. Dr. Daren is a recognized authority on plastics, polymers, adhesives and flame retardants. Dr. Daren has provided expert opinions on various problems to Israeli and European bodies and is an examiner in the EC. He holds several patents in the field of agriculture, battery electrolytes, plastics and flame retardants.
Dr ELLIOTT SILCOFF
Dr. Elliott Silcoff is a graduate of Science Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute and Stanford University. Dr. Silcoff has over 20 years experience in research and development, with many released products and over 30 patents. He has worked as a leading scientist and managed research groups in many fields including synthesis, polymers, electrochemistry, materials engineering, analysis, pharma and hi-tech.
Dr FABIENNE LELLOUCHE
MBA & PhD in organic chemistry with 30 years of practice in EU in multidisciplinary research field, Dr Fabienne Lellouche is managing project in biotech, agritech, pharma, cosmetic from concept to final product. Prior to joining Daren Labs, Fabienne developed novels foodtech sensors & biological pesticides at Volcani Center - ARO (Ministry of Agriculture, Israel). In parallel to project supervision, Fabienne daily assists start-ups in the Daren Innovation Center on their analytical research and overseas business development.
VLADA NIKOLAYEVSKY, M.Sc
CHEMIST LAB MANAGER
Vlada has over 15 years of experience in R&D at Daren Labs. She has acquired diverse experience under Dr. Daren’s supervision, and today is our instrumentation expert. She performs independent research work and interacts with our client’s projects with equal ease. In addition, Vlada is responsible for all the back-office operations for both R&D labs and Innovation Center. Vlada earned her BSc and MSc in Chemistry at the Donetsk National Technical University (Ukraine).
Dr HEMI NAÉ
Dr. Naé received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Tel-Aviv University, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. In 1987, he joined NL Industries (later known as Rheox and Elementis) in Hightstown, New Jersey, where he was Manager of New Product Development. In this role he developed new rheological additives and served as the in-house rheologist. Currently, Dr. Naé is President, Hydan Technologies, Inc., providing consulting, R&D services and training in rheology, formulation and product development. Dr. Naé has assisted a variety of companies in the development of new products and the reformulation of existing products. Dr. Naé is the author of 16 patents and 49 technical publications.
MEET THE TEAM
VP AND INNOVATION CENTER MANAGER
Graduate of the college of management, joined Daren Labs at 2006 to establish the Daren innovation center. Since then, Ofer has been a key figure in the growth of the center, working daily and closely with numerous startups Ofer has a vivid understanding of the various needs and challenges early-stage companies encounter. During the years Ofer has created a strong network and eco-system, helping our startup residences in all the relevant aspect: services, consulting and funding. Ofer helps our “graduate” clients to set up their next laboratory facilities.
ADI ZALIK, M.Sc.
BIOLOGICAL LAB MANAGER
Biologist Lab Manager Adi holds a master's degree in genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has extensive knowledge in various biological research methods. In addition, she has experience in practical wort (cell culture method, molecular biology, proteomic etc.), writing protocols and managing research projects. At the Innovation Center, Adi handles the day-to-day management of laboratories, responsible for the laboratory equipment, handles customer inquiries, and preforms research for external clients.
Sagi is a product of the Israeli Hi-Tech industry and has a diverse background, in R&D, Engineering and Marketing. During his carrier, he managed a strategic project at El-Mul Technologies involving the application of Carbon Nanotubes in electronics and energy storage devices, a project receiving the Frost & Sullivan 2008 “European Innovation award”. Further on Sagi founded and managed Indigo’s Demo Center, a global sales center for newly launched products. Since 2016, Sagi is CEO and Co-founder of PrintCB, a startup developing a 3D printing solution for the fast prototyping of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) alongside his position as business development manager at Daren Labs. Sagi holds a MSc. In Materials Engineering from the Technion, as well as an MBA from Tel-Aviv university.
PAVEL BASIN, M.Sc
Pavel is a gifted chemist and has vast knowledge in organic, inorganic and analytic chemistry, polymer research for industry and unique materials development. At Daren Laboratories, Pavel performs complicated syntheses and operates fine analytical laboratory equipment. Pavel acquired professional analytical skills and is capable of unconventional solutions to various R&D problems. Pavel earned his BSc. and MSc. (cum laude) degrees in Tel-Aviv University specializing in Organo-metallic Chemistry. Prior to Darenlabs Pavel worked at Jemtex and Chimo-Engineering.