Key people involved in the project
Ze’evi Ma’or , R&D Vice President – responsible for R&D unit : In the company since 1989 PhD. in Biochemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Coordinator of SkinTreat (FP-7) and former coordinator of CELLAGE (FP-5). Research interests: Human skin normal and pathologies, Skin aging and photo-aging, Biological effects of minerals (especially Dead sea mud and salts) and Nano-Technologies.
Miriam Oron Mingelgrin, R&D Manager of Clineral – responsible for the para-medical products development, supervision of clinical studies and other para-medical research projects. In the company since 2006. Miriam has a PhD Degree in Chemistry and post-doc on skin photodamage from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Dror Cohen - Research Associate , in the company since 2008. MSc. in Chemistry with a thesis in Biochemistry - responsible for AHAVA cell and organ culture laboratory.
Recent publications / patents
1. Soroka Y. et al., Aged keratinocyte phenotyping: Morphology, biochemical markers and effects of Dead Sea minerals, Experimental Gerontology 43 (2008) 947–957.
2. Portugal-Cohen M. et. Al. Protective effects of a cream containing Dead Sea minerals against UVB-induced stress in human skin, Experimental Dermatology (2008) re-submitted for publication
3. Soroka Y. et al, A model for safety testing of nano-particles using a skin organ culture (2010) in preparation.
4. Zioni, T.; Perkas, N.; Wolfus, Y.; Soroka, Y.; Popov, I.; Oron, M.; Perelshtein, I.; Bruckental, Y.; Brégégère, F. M.; Ma'or, Z.; Gedanken, A.; Yeshurun, Y.; Neuman, R.; Milner, Y. Strontium hexaferrite nanomagnets suspended in a cosmetic preparation: a convenient tool to evaluate the biological effects of surface magnetism on human skin Skin Research and Technology, Volume 16, Number 3, August 2010 , pp. 316-324(9)