About Vigor

Vigor Medical is a private ltd. medical device company, developing life saving technologies and products for definitive treatment of chest trauma and effective post operative drainage.

With a passion for improving patient outcomes and relentless drive for innovation Vigor Medical’s Management and Team are dedicated to bringing cutting edge medical technologies to healthcare professional and patients worldwide.

Vigor Medical has a small multi disciplinary team and distinguished array of consultants and advisors.

Founders and Management

Dr. John Abeles


Investor (Northlea Family Fund, FL, USA), MD, 40 years of investment experience in private and public biotechnology and medical device companies. >10 Exits

Irina Kavounovski

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

20 Years of Management of Management and Business Development experience in MedTech companies and Hospitals, MBA, B.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Igor Waysbeyn

Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder

35 Years leading R&D processes from concept stage to mass production. M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Medical Background, >10 Granted Patents

Our Team

Vadim Bernshtein

VP R&D and Engineering

Experienced Mechanical Engineer (M.Sc.) and Manager, with 14 years of experience in R&D and Engineering of Medical Devices in multinational and start up companies. Author of scientific publications and patents

Dr. Oved Cohen

Chief Medical Officer

Highly experienced cardiac surgeon with long and distinguished career in Israel and USA. Has performed over 4,000 cardiac operation at Rambam MC (Israel) Recognized expert in the field of cardiac surgery.

Amir Chacham


CPA with extensive experience covering M&A, Fundraising and day-to-day financial management of exceptionally successful Israeli start ups. Senior auditor of publica and private companies at EY

Dr. Avi Hirsch

Director of BD

EMT-P, PhD with 20 years of global experience in medical device industry, emergency medicine, driving business growth. Established partnerships and driving revenue growth in >30 countries

Olga Strongin

QA/RA Manager

Experienced Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager and Consultant with over 15 years of experience serving in large medical device companies and start-ups. MA, Quality Studies