2nd International
Brain Technology Conference

March 11-12, Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port, Israel

Shimon Eckhouse, PhD

Founder & Chairman, Syneron/Candela; Founder & Chairman, Alon MedTech Ventures

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Dr. Shimon Eckhouse is an inventor and active entrepreneur and investor in the field of medical devices and medical technology. Dr. Eckhouse is currently the Chairman of the Board of Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq ELOS) which he co-founded in 2001 and took public on Nasdaq in 2004 and through a secondary offering in Nasdaq in 2005. Syneron reached a valuation of more than $1B and returned to its investors more than X50 on their investment. Dr. Eckhouse was elected as “Entrepreneur of the year in Israel” by the E&Y world entrepreneurship competition in 2006, as Entrepreneur of the year in 2004 by the Israeli VC organization and as Israeli Innovator of the year in 2009 by the World Innovation Conference held in Israel in 2009.

He is also the chairman and co-founder of Tulip Ltd., Rapid Medical Ltd., Opticul Diagnostic Ltd., C3D Ltd., RealView Ltd. , Calore Ltd. and the Chairman of Orsense  Ltd. Dr. Eckhouse was a co-founder of ColorChip and served as its chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Eckhouse is a co-founder of Ventor Medical Technologies Ltd. and served as its Chairman until it was acquired by Medtronic in February 2009 for $325M. Dr. Eckhouse is the co-founder of Starlet Derma Ltd. (Nanocyte). Dr. Eckhouse is the founder and Chairman of Alon Medtech accelerator in Israel which invests in early stage start-ups and is part of the Israeli Chief Scientist incubator program.

Dr. Eckhouse was the founder, chairman and CEO of ESC Medical Systems from its inception in 1992 until 1999. He took the company public on Nasdaq in January of 1996 and raised more than $250M in 3 public offerings, the company reached a valuation of more than $1B returning to its investors more than X100 on their original investment in the company.  Dr. Eckhouse is the inventor of  IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology which he brought to market in 1994 in ESC (now Lumenis) and is the most popular non-invasive energy based technology for a broad range of non-invasive aesthetic applications.

Dr. Eckhouse holds a B.Sc. in physics from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Irvine. He has more than 100 registered patents and published more than 50 papers in leading refereed journals and conferences. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology.