VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (TSX: VBV) (“VBI”) and SciVac Ltd. (“SciVac”), a wholly owned subsidiary of VBI, are pleased to announce the appointment of Avi Mazaltov as the Global Head of Manufacturing and General Manager of the SciVac manufacturing site in Rehovot, Israel.
In this new role, Mr. Mazaltov will define and manage VBI’s manufacturing activities, including SciVac's manufacturing and commercialization operations in Israel.
Mr. Mazaltov comes to VBI from Omrix Biopharmaceuticals (a Johnson & Johnson company) where he served as the General Manager and Director of Operations for three different sites. At Omrix, Mr. Mazaltov was responsible for Biosurgery operations in Israel, and was a member of the Biosurgery leadership team. Prior to joining Omrix, Mr. Mazaltov held various other high-ranking operational roles including President of the Operations and Infrastructures division at Alvarion Technologies, and Director of Global Manufacturing at Teva Pharmaceuticals.
“We’re excited to welcome Avi as the newest member of the management team,” said Jeff Baxter, VBI’s President and CEO. “Avi has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years and brings significant operating and manufacturing experience to our company. Avi will play an important role as we expand our Sci-B-Vac® manufacturing capabilities and as we continue to develop our Phase III clinical study plans in Europe, the United States and Canada.”