Dr. Itai Pelled is a polymer specialist that was involved in biopolymers in both medical devices and more recently, food packaging. He is leading over the past two years the R&D Group in TIPA Corp, a start-up company in the bioplolymers and food packaging that focused on end-of-life solutions for flexible packaging. Prior to TIPA, Dr. Pelled was leading the polymeric material section (textile materials and components, coating and biomedical polymers) in the developing of Trans-catheter Heart Valve Program, in Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California); a global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Dr. Pelled background includes undergraduate degree in Chemistry, a master degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. in biodegradable polymers (applied chemistry) from Tel-Aviv University, Israel and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He is also a co-inventor of ten patents.