Prof. Avner Yayon, Ph.D., M.D.
President and Chairman
Prof. Yayon is a pioneer and world-renown researcher in polypeptide growth factors, the extracellular matrix and the mechanisms underlying human skeletal disorders. He was the scientific founder of ProChon Biotech Ltd. and served as its President and CSO since 1996. ProChon developed an advanced cartilage repair product, BioCart™II and was later acquired by Histogenics. Prof. Yayon holds a Ph.D. and M.D. from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School of Jerusalem. He served as a Research Associate in the department of surgical research at Harvard Medical School, and as Associate Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.