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Swab Free Strep Test

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Developed to be the first FDA approved home strep test*

Patient friendly  - No swab,  Gargle Test

Designed to provide higher real-world reliability

* Pending FDA approval

A few easy steps for fast results


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* Pending FDA approval

Family Time

Up to 70% of patients receive antibiotic therapy while only 20 - 30% have Strep A

Current R&D Acitivies
Next Gen Device
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STD Testing
Automated sample processing

Served as CEO of Green Smoke through its product launch, rapid market growth, and acquisition by Altria for $130 M. MBA from Tel Aviv University and Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Robert Levitz, MBA
CEO & Co-Founder

Over 25 years experience in mechanical engineering. BS in mechanical engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Arie Holtz
Lead Engineer & Co-Founder

Pediatric infectious disease clinician with a PhD in microbiology from NYU and an MD from the University of Miami. Previous positions include SVP for Global Regulatory Affairs at Medtronic and Director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA.

Susan Alpert, PhD, MD
Sr. Regulatory Advisor
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Practicing pediatrician board certified in pediatrics, allergy, and clinical immunology in the United States and Israel. Completed fellowship at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Lazar Fruchter, MD
CMO & Co-Founder

 Hero Scientific Team


 Previously conducted research at Columbia University Department of Genetics. Completing MS in biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University.

Leah Forgosh
Sr. Biologist
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Over 35 years experience in the field of device design, rapid prototyping, and automation.  Responsible for all areas of development from industrial design through production.  Holds patents in fields including optics, diagnostics, and mechanics.

Tzvi Feldman
VP Device
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Avi supports Hero Scientific with managing day to day operations working closely with the R&D, scientific, and business development teams. He studied Biology at Northland College in Northern Wisconsin.

Avi Wise
Head of Operations

M.Sc. specializing in microbiology and immunology from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Hons B.Sc. Specializing in microbiology and biotechnology from McMaster University, Canada.

Yaakov Alter
Sr. Microbiologist

Specialist in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. MD from McMaster University in Canada. Completed specialty training at Hebrew University and sub-specialty training at UCSD California. 

Jay Wohlgelernter, MD
Principal Investigator

Clinical pediatrician with 20 years experience including with Leumit Health Services in Israel. Involved in medical research of innovative and non-invasive strep detection methods. Completed MD from University of Pennsylvania and pediatric specialization at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston. 

Efraim Rosenbaum, MD
Clinical Pediatrician
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