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 colors.


Halim Jubran, PhD  |  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.

Tal Zeltzer, PhD  |  Co-founder & CTO
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.

Guy Polturak, PhD  |  Co-founder & Scientific Consultant
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.

Maya Schushan-Orgad, PhD  |  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.

Yonit Eitan  |  Head of Food Applications
Yonit is a Food-Technologist who brings 20 years of R&D experience at leading companies in the food industry. Yonit has led the development of several widespread products in the food market.

Shir Hait  |  Operations Manager 

Evyatar Steiner, PhD  |  Senior R&D Scientist


Doron Laser  |  Fermentation Specialist  

Adel Zoabi  |  R&D Engineer

Daniel Fridman  |  R&D Engineer