We bring humanity and sustainability to the production of the world’s leading protein source

Our Solution

Leading the poultry industry into a new era

NextHen (formerly known as NRS Poultry) is a science-based company that, using innovative genome and engineering technologies, that offers a platform of fully-integrated, complementary solutions designed to address major challenges in the poultry industry.

NextHen creates and develops scientific breakthroughs to tackle persistent global challenges in health, food production and agriculture. NextHen scientists and researchers work in collaboration with leading centers of excellence around the world, including in a joint venture with the Agriculture Research Organization (ARO) – the Ministry of Agriculture of the State of Israel.

NextHen Leadership

Sam Salman

Sam Salman

Chairman, Co-Founder

Sam is co-founder of NextHen and is the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. A physics scholar who has dedicated his professional career to develop and manage complex systems innovations.

Eli Mor

Co-Founder, President

Seasoned senior executive across the world of Corporate and start-up, vast experience in finance, capital raising and business development, including Venture partner at EfA Technologies, BioHarvest, Explay and Terayon.

Dr. Yuval Cinnamon, PhD

Founder, CSO

Principal investigator and research group leader at the Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani institute. Expert in embryology, molecular biology, genetics and poultry.

Eytan Meisels, PhD

VP Regulatory Affairs

Expert in global Regulatory Affairs with experience in Medical Device R&D and QA. Established record in world-wide regulatory strategy for innovative products. Held corporate positions in IMI, Alere and Abbott.

Eli Avraham

CPA, Adv. Chief Finance Officer

Vast experience in accounting, finance, tax and legal, including senior finance roles at MOST Software Technologies, Terayon and SPL Software.

Inbal Tarshish

Director of Product Management

Inbal is a highly qualified and professional person, with extensive experience in laboratory work, good management skills as well as experience in establishing research and laboratory methods, implementing them, and scaling them up. She has over 15 years of experience in the pharma-biotech industry, most of them in drug and Bio-food development. Holding a Bachelor degree in life science and Master's degree in business administration.

Dorit Katz

Director of Business Developments

Dorit is an accomplished BD professional with a successful track-record of identifying & seizing new growth opportunities in the Food industry. Dorit has more than 15 years of experience working in B2B roles in start-ups companies as well as a business advisor for Israeli companies entering global markets.

Dr. Yuval Eshdat, Ph.D., MBA

Yuval Eshdat, PhD

Senior Scientific Advisor

Dr. Yuval Eshdat Ph.D, joined NextHen, Israel, at its formation to serve as Chairman of Scientific Advisory and Policy Board. The retired Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (2007-12), serves as NextHen expert in innovative agricultural research & development, biotechnology and bio-economy.

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Senior Strategy Advisor

Investor for over a decade in vegan, alternative protein and plant-based sectors. Board member or advisory board member of several international animal welfare organizations. Chairman and co-founder of Natural Order Acquisition Corp. Co-founder of Planthesis.

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