Founded in 2017, CanBreed is a leader in perfecting Cannabis and Hemp genetics thus providing growers with genetically superior seeds, which ensure standardized, high-quality Cannabis and Hemp raw material for the industry while ensuring profitability and consistency of cultivation operations for the growers.
CanBreed's site in Israel is comprised of a 12,000 sqf facility that includes offices, R&D labs, a seeds testing and processing facility and in addition a 45,000 sqf farm - the biggest Cannabis trialing and seeds production facility in Israel. In addition, CanBreed's fully owned subsidiary company in the USA operates a 140,000 sqf Hemp seeds production farm for the US market.
CanBreed's team of professionals are led by top notch plant scientists and seed industry professionals from Syngenta, the Volcani Institute and the Faculty of Agriculture (Hebrew University).
CanBreed is a pioneer in both developing the first ever fully stable and uniform Cannabis seeds and applying in Cannabis the breakthrough new breeding technology based on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing that enables development of the much needed unique agronomical traits in Cannabis.
With this unique combination of capabilities CanBreed is able to offer growers top-quality 100% stable Cannabis and Hemp seeds which solve their cultivation challenges in addition to finally enabling the production of uniform and consistent Cannabis and Hemp raw material for the entire industry.
Mr. Margalit is an agronomist and has a MSc in the Management of Technology from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Mr. Margalit has over 20 years of experience in the Israeli life science industry. Mr. Margalit was previously the co-founder and CEO of a medical devices start-up and Business Development Manager at Syngenta Seeds. Mr. Margalit is a co-founder of CanBreed
Dr. Sherman is a plant scientist with MSc and PhD degrees in Plant Science from Tel Aviv University in Israel. Dr. Sherman is an expert in molecular biology and plant physiology, and has extensive R&D and plant-breeding management experience as the Stress Project Manager at Syngenta Seeds. Dr. Sherman is a co-founder of CanBreed
Dr. Shira Corem completed a post doctorate at Israel’s leading plant science institute, the Volcani Institute, and specializes in the application of CRISPR gene-editing technology in plants. Dr. Corem has a PhD in Plant Science from Tel Aviv University in Israel
Ilanit Madari has a BA in economics and management from Ruppin College and an MBA from Ramat Gan College. Mrs. Madari is an experienced CFO previously working in start-ups and companies at growth stage, in Israel, U.S and global markets
Mr. Berdah has an LL.B and is an experienced manager with over twenty years in various senior management positions in multinational companies. Mr. Berdah was formerly the CEO of communication and international logistics services companies and is also an active and experienced investor
Prof. Rabinowitch is a world-renown expert in plant physiology and genetics and holder of numerous prestigious awards in the field, such as the American ASHA and NFPA Award, Kaye Prize and Rothschild Prize. Prof. Rabinowitch is an opinion leader in plant breeding and formerly the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture (Hebrew University) and formerly the Rector of the Hebrew University
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