Head lice affects 50 million people worldwide every year, with up to 12 million children infested annually in the US alone. In addition to the direct discomfort, children and parents suffer embarrassment and lost work time due to the Zero Tolerance policy adopted by most US schools.
Current treatments for lice infestation consist of creams based on pesticides or silicon, which require extensive preparation and create a high level of discomfort. In addition, the current solutions have a low efficacy in killing lice eggs (“nits”), so a second treatment is required after 8-10 days. Nevertheless, the TAM for lice treatments is estimated at over a billion $USD, evidence to the large extent of the problem.
Sphinx Smarthead Technologies, led by three successful veterans of the high-tech industry, is developing a disruptive consumer medical device for a highly effective, fast and natural treatment for head lice. The company has conducted surveys on an audience representing 12-15 Million US households, revealing a very low level of satisfaction with current treatments, as well as a clear endorsement of Sphinx’s value proposition
Brush-like handpiece, moved through child’s hair
Instant extermination of lice and nits
CE mark and 510(k) FDA clearance
Potential for flea removal product (pets)
Effective, Natural and Quick
Head lice treatment device
Founder & CEO
More than 25 years of industry experience to support high volume & cost-effective manufacturing solutions. Management of PM Group, Engineering teams & technical applications with MP orientation.BsC Mechanical Engineering, Business administration, Technion, Israel.
Active Chairman of the BOD
29 years of successful operational and investment experience. Director & Investor: Evature (sold to booking.com), Galatea (Sold to Sarine); Principal with Apax Partners, VP sales with MRV Communications. BsCEE, Technion, Israel; MBA Kellog & Tel Aviv univ., Doctoral Studies, Business Administration.
Special Technical Consultant
30 years of involvement in technical start-ups, leading multi-disciplinary developments from definition to mass-market product. CTO with VocalZoom, Galatea and Nextec. BsC Mechanical Engineering and MsC Electronic Engineering, Technion, Israel.
Bsc. Mechanical Engineering
25 years of experience; executive management positions, system engineering and operations at companies such as Elbit Systems, leading establishment for low and high volume production line , leading cost reduction processes at emerging company (Vocalzoom)
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