Mission and Values
MigVax was established as SPV by MIGAL, which granted MigVax an exclusive worldwide license to make, use and practice the vaccine technology for the development, manufacture, and commercialization of vaccine for viruses in humans, starting with the COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccine project initiated upon a inter-disciplinary research team successful development of a vaccine against Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV), an avian (poultry) Coronavirus with high similarity to today’s human COVID-19 that uses the same infection mechanism.
Given the similarity, and following required genetic adjustments, the same vaccination concepts should apply. The inter-disciplinary research group is uniquely qualified to carry out this work. It carries several years of experience in vaccine development projects at MIGAL.
About MigVax Ltd.
David Zigdon Interim CEO
Prof. Itamar Shalit SAB Clinical
Ori Ben-Herzel VP BizDev
Rivka Zaibel QA/RA Consultant
Roni Pinkus Ph.D. Production Consultant
Sigal Tal MD. VP Clinical & Regulatory
Ronald Ellis Ph.D. CTO
Einav Askenazi Project Manager
Prof. Jacob Pitcovski Virology and Poultry Vaccination
Ehud Shahar Ph.D. Immunology
Chen Katz, Ph.D. Microbiology
Itai Bloch Computational Chemistry
Itamar Yadid, Ph.D. Microbial Metabolic Pathways
Migal Galilee Research Institute Ltd, an internationally-recognized multi-disciplinary applied research institute located in Israel’s northern Galilee. Migal was established in 1979, and today is addressing the world’s most pressing challenges by research in biotechnology, computer sciences, plant science, precision agriculture and environmental sciences, and food, nutrition and health. Recognized as a powerhouse of applied research, for forty years MIGAL has cooperated closely with industry leaders, innovative startups, and technological accelerators. MIGALs' employees include 90 PhDs and 190 researchers distributed across 44 research groups, operating as an innovative research ecosystem that encourages collaboration across scientific, industrial, agricultural, academic and technological specialties.