Bendit began with a meeting of minds in 2013. Founder Oz Cabiri knew from previous experience that microsurgery could sometimes fail when clinicians struggled to navigate the vascular system. His vision for a better solution brought together leaders from the laser cutting technology industry (ANV Laser) and the Quality and Regulatory field (Li-Med). With the necessary pieces in place, the Bendit microcatheter was born.
Bendit received its first FDA clearance for the Bendit 2.7 in 2019 cleared for periphery treatments. Understanding the revolution that an adjustable microcatheter could cause in neurology and cardiology, Bendit worked to develop the Bendit 21 and the smaller Bendit 17.
The company has grown to a staff of 20 dedicated to advancing the usability of microcatheters for clinicians around the world. Bendit has completed a ‘B round’ of funding with investors including Varian Medical Systems and Indaco Venture Partners.
Richard Cappetta has spent the last 25 years as a senior executive in the medical device business focused on interventional technology. Most recently served as President and CEO at MicroVention, Inc, A Terumo Group Company. He also held senior sales and marketing roles at Medtronic Aneurx and Target Therapeutics. Early in his career he worked for SCIMED Life Systems, Trimedyne and CR Bard. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Yossi Mazel has over 20 years experience leading and scaling companies from small startups to acquisition-ready enterprises. He has held numerous CEO and VP positions, primarily within the medical device industry. Yossi is a growth-oriented leader with a track record of fund-raising and commercial success. Yossi holds a BA and MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Oz Cabiri has over 25 years experience in the medical device industry. A mechanical engineer specializing in medical devices, Oz holds over 100 US patents in the biomedical and industrial fields. He has founded numerous companies bringing new technologies to the market with commercial success. Oz holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Reuven has 20 years of experience with the development and management of engineering design activities from concept to commercialization in the field of medical devices, telecommunication and consumer electronics. He has served as the VP R&D for several start-up companies involved in the cardiovascular arena. Reuven holds B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology.
Simona is a clinical & regulatory medical device expert with over 16 years of experience bringing companies from concept to market. She has extensive experience in global multi-center clinical studies and submissions to the EU and FDA. Simona holds an M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering and a B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology & Food Engineering from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology.
Chen brings extensive experience in both R&D, and project management, including V&V and clinical study execution. She has over 9 years of experience in the medical device industry, in building and leading projects from concept through development to production and approval. Chen holds a B.Sc. in Bio-Medical Engineering and an MBA in Management of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Avishag has wide experience in the life-cycle management of medical devices and combination products. She has proven experience in the establishment and implementation of QMS, submissions to EU and US regulatory agencies, leading NB certification and pharmaceutical audits, leading clinical and usability studies as well as Quality Control management. She has extensive experience in risk management activities, conducting V&V studies, and process validation for medical device companies. Avishag is a Certified Quality Manager of the IQIE.
Evgeni brings extensive medical device experience in engineering and R&D leadership roles at a multidisciplinary environment. He has led teams through all stages of product development phases, from feasibility up to mass production. Evgeni holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology
Dror is an experienced product development engineer with over 10 years of experience, primarily in tech-lead roles in the medical device industry. He has vast experience in intravascular catheter development and design control activities in all phases from prototyping to commercialization. Dror holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, both from Tel Aviv University.