Managing Partners

Dr. Nir

Dr. Raphael Nir
Dr. Nir is a scientist, entrepreneur and angel investor with over 26 years of experience commercializing recombinant cytokines and pre-clinical contract research services. Dr. Nir is the co-founder of two pre-clinical contract research organizations; SBH Sciences and Woodland Biosciences and three biotechnology companies: Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KPTI), Galectin Sciences and Alma Bio Therapeutics. Dr. Nir is also the co-founder of SBH Diagnostics and the co-founder and partner at Sky Ventures.

He received his PhD from Tel-Aviv University (Biotechnology; 1990) and Master in Management (1997; NJIT). Since 1997, Dr. Nir serves as the President and CSO of SBH Sciences where he manages all company's R&D and business activities.

Mr. Kaufman

Gary Kaufman
Mr. Kaufman has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. He has successfully founded many businesses in different industries. Together, Dr. Nir and Mr. Kaufman have been planning this venture for many years. They own the property which houses ABI Lab. Mr. Kaufman is the president at Shelby Enterprises, Inc., a real estate venture involved in residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Kaufman studied at Tel-Aviv University and Harvard College. He has a BS in Management Science from Bridgewater State College.


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