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Appointment of CEO of ADOR Diagnostics

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19 July 2022

BATM Advanced Communications Limited
(“BATM” or “the Group”)

Appointment of CEO of ADOR Diagnostics

Bioscience expert appointed to lead advanced molecular diagnostics associate company

BATM (LSE: BVC; TASE: BVC), a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking solutions and medical laboratory systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eran Zahavy as CEO of ADOR Diagnostics (“ADOR”), the Group’s associate company that is developing the NATlab rapid molecular diagnostics platform.  

Dr. Eran Zahavy has more than 20 years’ experience in leading positions in government and private bio-science organisations. This includes roles such as R&D manager for biological pathogens diagnostics and Head of Innovation at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (“IIBR”). During the pandemic, at IIBR he oversaw the development of the BriLife COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with US-based NRx Pharmaceuticals. Other roles have included serving as CTO at Hutchison Kinrot, the operator of a technology incubator in Israel and a seed investor in water and cleantech-related technologies; CTO of TACount, a developer of imaging-based microbiological testing technology; and as scientific advisor to Longliv Ventures, a strategic investor in health-tech start-ups and part of the CK Hutchison Holdings Group.

For the last few years, Dr. Zahavy has served as CTO of the Group’s Bio-Medical Division and as Senior Scientific Consultant to ADOR and BATM’s Adaltis diagnostics subsidiary. During this time, he has been instrumental in the progress made in the Group’s molecular diagnostics activities.  

Dr. Zahavy holds a PhD in Chemistry & Biophysics from the Hebrew University and undertook a postdoc at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of California, San Diego. He has more than 40 peer reviewed scientific publications to his name as well as patents. 

Dr. Zvi Marom, CEO of BATM, said: “We’re pleased to have appointed Eran as CEO of ADOR. He has an impressive track record of bioscience development and has been critical to the fantastic progress that we have made in our Bio-Medical Division in recent years. It is an exciting time for ADOR as we move to the pre-production phase and towards becoming a commercial clinical solution. We look forward to leveraging Eran’s experience and expertise for the next stage of development in ADOR.” 

ADOR is developing the NATlab system, which is a molecular diagnostics platform that uses the isothermal amplification (RCA) process to provide rapid sample-to-answer testing of pathogens. The NATlab instrument tests for multiple pathogens using a single cartridge, with different cartridges being designed for different infectious disease panels, such as meningitis, respiratory diseases, STIs and more. The Group, through ADOR and Adaltis, is also partnering with the Stop TB Partnership to develop a solution for the rapid and comprehensive diagnosis of tuberculosis.

Dr. Eran Zahavy, CEO of ADOR Diagnostics, added: I am excited to be taking up this role with ADOR. We are paving a new path for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. With a rapid diagnostics solution that can be operational at both the point of care and in labs, we can enable the appropriate and immediate treatment of disease, which is better for patients and for public health authorities.”


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