Phytolon utilizes current scientific advancements to bring biotechnology-based, natural, high-quality food-colorants to the market in a cost-effective manner for the benefit of better human health and environmental sustainability.

The company was founded in 2018 as a startup leveraging a proprietary, fermentation-based technology for the production of plant-based food-colorants.

Team & Board

Dr. Halim Jubran  |  Co-Founder & CEO
Halim holds a PhD in Biotechnology, combining several years of experience in project management in the global biotech industry, with broad scientific and technological knowledge in life sciences.

Dr. Tal Zeltzer  |  Senior Scientist
Tal holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Food-Engineering. Tal is a specialist in fermentation and downstream processes, along with strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Dr. Maya Schushan-Orgad  |  Business Development
Maya holds a PhD in Computational Biology, and a Master degree in Business Administration. Maya brings a deep understanding of the field, with several years of experience in business development and marketing at leading Biotech- and Agtech-related companies.

Dr. Guy Polturak  |  Active Co-founder
Guy is a key inventor of our technology at the Weizmann Institute of Science where he led central research projects on the biochemistry of betalain-based colors and plant-metabolomics.

Sharon Tsachko-Leibovitch  |  Food Technologist
Sharon is a Food-Engineer who brings several years of experience in the food industry. Sharon is a specialist in food-ingredient-related processes.

Adel Zoabi  |  Product Engineer
Adel hold a BSc in Biotechnology and Food Engineering, with strong background in process engineering.

Steve Dubin  |  Board Director
Steve is an atturney and CPA with 35 years’ of impressive achievements upon managing and advising venture-backed, high-grown companies. Steve is the former CEO of Martek Biosciences, and former chairman of Enzymotec.

The Trendlines Group  |  Board Support
Trendlines invents, discovers, invests in, and incubates innovation-based medical and agricultural technologies