Yoram Harth

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Yoram Harth
Yoram Harth MD
Yoram Harth MD
Born
יורם הרט

(1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 60)
Known fordermatologist, inventor

Yoram Harth (Hebrew: יורם הרט; born 27 August 1958) is an Israeli dermatologist and inventor. He co-invented blue light acne vulgaris phototherapy,[1][2] [3] as well as a radio frequency device for home treatment for wrinkle reduction.

Harth was the founder, President, and Medical Director of CureLight Medical Ltd. [4] [1] [5] He was the Chief Medical Officer and the founder of Endymed Medical Ltd.[6][5] and he is now the co-founder and medical director of MDacne. [7] [8]

Biography[edit]

Yoram Harth's father was a physician who specialised in internal medicine.[1] Harth is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University (1982).[9] Harth received his Dermatology training in the department of Dermatology at Rambam Medical School in Haifa [4] and served as a research fellow in the department of Dermatology at the Columbia – Presbyterian Medical center in New York City.[10][11]

He co-founded the Phototherapy Unit, Rambam Medical center, and was Director of the Photodynamic Therapy Unit, Elisha Medical Center in Haifa.[5] Harth served on the faculty of American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) as part of the Photobiology training team[6] [5] and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). [12]

Harth holds several patents and has authored a number of papers and book chapters. [13]

Scientific and business activity[edit]

Starting in 1998 Harth co-founded Curelight, an Israeli company, and developed Clearlight, an acne phototherapy therapy system.[1][2][3]

Curelight was chosen by the Israeli Venture Capital Association as Best Startup company of 2002 (Medical Devices). Curelight was a finalist in the contest Entrepreneur of the year 2003, (Ernst & Young, Israel).

Harth was also a pioneer in the development of other novel devices for dermatological treatment among them the patented invention in the field of targeted multi–wavelength phototherapy for psoriasis and Vitiligo.[1][2]

In 2007 Harth co-founded Endymed Medical and Israeli company specializing in multisource radiofrequency devices for the professional and home use markets. Harth and his co-founder developed the first ever radiofrequency technology that uses 6 phase controlled generators.[14][15] This technology allows multiple aesthetic treatments including painless skin tightening and lifting for the face and body. Fraction of a RF skin resurfacing for skin rejuvenation, acne scars and stretch and more. Endymed’s home use device was the world’s first energy based RF device to be approved by the FDA for home use facial wrinkle reduction.[16][17]

This device was a winner of the Edison Product innovation award for 2013. Endymed medical was the Europe fastest growing biomedical company in the Deloitte Touche Fast 500 list for 2013[18][19] and is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (ENDY:TASE).[20][21]

In 2017 Harth co-founded with Oded Harth, MDacne, a company that uses computer vision and deep learning technologies to help people with acne. MDacne mobile app analyzes the user skin and provides FDA cleared anti-acne topical customized medications that are personalized to the user’s skin type and acne condition. [7] [8] [22] The company is based in San Francisco and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator and SV Angel. [23] [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Skin Problems? Just A Light Zap Away!", Singapore Medical Grapevine[permanent dead link] – A Medical Practice Magazine 2004/2005 special Issue , pp. 1, 20-21.
  2. ^ a b c Tiebel, Amy (22 November 2002)."Special Report: Technology Innovation - Israeli Therapy Shines Light on Cure for Acne". Wall Street Journal.
  3. ^ a b Samten, Williams (June 2000). "Phototherapy Device for Acne Uses Visible Light." Dermatology Times. Vol. 21 Issue 6, p14.
  4. ^ a b Shmoul Avi (11 July 2002) Israeli Scientists Market Safe Sun-rays to Treat Acne in Haaretz
  5. ^ a b c d Profile in Bloomberg
  6. ^ a b Autobiography in Endymed company site Archived September 10, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b Thadani, Trisha (January 22, 2018). Got acne? This startup says its selfie app can help. San Francisco Chronicle.
  8. ^ a b Shacklett, Mary (December 6, 2016). How an analytics app is changing the lives of acne patients. TechRepublic.
  9. ^ "AAD Members Directory". American Academy of Dermatology.
  10. ^ "Cancer Research Study". Journal of Cancer Research.
  11. ^ "Journal of Investigative Dermatology Study". Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
  12. ^ American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  13. ^ List of Publications in Google Scholar[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ Novel Multi-Source Phase-Controlled Radiofrequency Technology for Nonablative and Micro-Ablative Treatment of Wrinkles, Lax Skin and Acne Scars Laser Therapy. 2011, Vol. 20, NO. 2, p.139-144.
  15. ^ McKinney, Sean. "Multi-Source RF Signifies New Era in Anti-Wrinkle and Skin Tightening Technology". The Aesthetic Guide (November–December 2009).
  16. ^ Yeshayahou, Kobi (22 August 2013). "EndyMed soars on FDA approval" Archived September 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Globes.
  17. ^ Petrou, Ilya (September 2010). "RF Innovation". Cosmetic Surgery Times. Vol. 14. No. 8. Pp 1, 4, 6-7. (via EbscoHost)
  18. ^ Bloxham, Roger (9 December 2013). "EndyMed Medical Ltd ranks No 1 fastest growing Biotech/Pharmaceutical company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2013". Aestheticare.co.uk (citing EndyMed press release here Archived October 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.)
  19. ^ Nissan, Yossi. "3 Israeli tech cos make Deloitte European top ten" Archived September 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Globes (1 December 2013).
  20. ^ Endymed Ltd in Bloomberg site
  21. ^ Endymed in Globes site Archived March 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ MD ACNE CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT- salicylic acid cream
  23. ^ (January 10, 2018). MDacne Launches Mobile Acne Analysis, Combined With Customized Acne Medications. PR Newswire.
  24. ^ MDacne site.