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Visualize what’s in your operating room air.

Explore technologies and actions to advance OR air quality and infection prevention. Visit our educational resources to understand the different airborne hazards in the operating room and learn about the importance of air quality in preventing surgical site infection and contamination through airborne contaminants.


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Air Quality: An Infection Prevention Imperative

Learn to explain the relationship between contaminated air and healthcare associated infections (HAI) in healthcare facilities. Understand why patients undergoing surgical procedures involving implants are at increased risk of SSI. And describe strategies and adjunctive technology designed to reduce the infection risk associated with airborne pathogens in healthcare facilities.

Aerobiology - Infection Prevention Starts with the Air We Breathe

Controlling what cannot be seen should be a priority in the operating room. Air quality is critically important. Many healthcare facilities overlook the role that contaminated air may play in the risk of infection. Operating rooms contain many different types of particulate matter and perioperative activities may increase the spread of airborne contaminants. During surgery the entire surgical team and the patient are exposed to airborne particles that carry harmful contaminants.


The Aerobiotix YouTube channel has on-demand webinar recordings and videos. Make sure to subscribe – we’re adding new content all the time.

Dr. David Kirschman: Total Air Quality Management for Infection Prevention and Environmental Safety

Dr. David Kirschman: Reduction of VOCs, Bioaerosols, and Smoke Particulate with AeroCure Vac

Dr. Michael Decker: Using Data to Drive Behavioral Changes in the Operating Room
Reducing the Risk of Infection in the Operating Room: A Multispecialty Discussion

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Sr. Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

Jason leads our global sales team and brings over 18 years of Medical Device experience to Aerobiotix. Jason has led top performing National and Regional Sales teams, selling disruptive technology in the Cardiovascular space with Getinge, Surgical Robotics at Hansen Medical and most recently in the Biologics space with Axogen. Jason received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Indianapolis.



Vice President of Global Marketing

Melissa Gietzen, MBA is a highly skilled strategic marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She has significant expertise in strategic planning, capital budgeting, service improvement projects, and creating strong successful brands in the orthopedic, cardiac & ophthalmology markets. Melissa holds a undergraduate degree in Management and Organization Development and a masters degree in Business Administration.



President and CEO

The founder and CEO is David Kirschman, M.D., a former physician with extensive experience as CEO, Director, Chief Scientific Officer and operator in the orthopedic and biologic medical device space. Dr. Kirschman holds 55 issued US Patents for a wide range of medical devices. He received his BS in Biological Science cum laude from Colorado State University and M.D. from University of Colorado School of Medicine.

GREGORY CARROLL PH.D. Director Scientific Affairs


Director Scientific Affairs

Dr. Carroll has extensive experience in ultraviolet and photonic science. Prior to joining Aerobiotix, he led the research and development group at Sunstar Engineering. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University and did his postdoctoral fellowship under Nobel laureate Prof. Ben Feringa at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

TONY EMBREE Chief Commercial Officer


Chief Commercial Officer

Tony leads our global sales organization and commercialization strategy. Prior joining Aerobiotix, he was Senior Manager of Strategy at Stryker. He has led sales and marketing teams in multiple organizations including SurgiCount Medical, part of Patient Safety Technologies, INC (PSTX) as it expanded from 8 hospitals in 2008 to user base of 330 hospitals at time of acquisition in 2013.

COURTNEY ADAMS, Ph.D. VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs


VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs

Dr. Adams leads our global clinical research and education initiatives as well as developing key opinion leaders to support our clinical mission. Prior to joining Aerobiotix, she held leading research and medical affairs roles at Biogen, Axogen, and MedPace. Dr. Adams holds Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Cincinnati.

ANTHONY DEFALCO Vice President of Engineering


Vice President of Engineering

Anthony is a topflight medical device product development engineer and leader, experienced in the development and implementation of orthopedic, environmental, and electromechanical systems.

NATHAN UTZ Vice President of Client Services


Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Nathan brings a high level of commitment to servicing and building client relations. Nathan has previously held leadership roles in the medical device industry.

MICHAEL SCHMITZ Chief Financial Officer


Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Schmitz is a highly experienced financial practitioner with financial leadership roles in diverse industries including manufacturing and technology as well as a background in public accounting. He received his BS in accounting, cum laude, from the Miami University of Ohio. Mr. Schmitz is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.