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Montgomery Co. Common Pleas Court acquires air cleaning systems

Aug 10, 2020 | News, News and Events

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) — Ultraviolet air cleaning systems are right now being used in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. This as some judges prepare to host their first jury trials since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

About 100 of the Aerobiotix machines are operating in hospitals across the state. President and CEO of Aerobiotix Dr. David Kirschman says this includes local Premier Health hospitals.

“When we tested this thing against test virus’ basically any virus that entered that chamber did not survive the trip,” Dr. Kirschman said. “So air comes in, it goes through a prefiltration process then there’s an ultraviolet lamp on the inside.”

Aerobiotix is a medical device company in Miamisburg, producing these air cleaning systems for clients across the world. The company says Montgomery County Common Pleas is now the first court in the United States to acquire these systems.

“We care about the safety of our staff, our employees, most importantly about the people that come before us,” Judge Steven Dankof said.

Montgomery County Judge Steven Dankof says money from the CARES Act helped buy the eight systems, providing an extra layer of safety while in the court building.

“This technology is going to allow us to move forward in a much safer fashion. I think prospective jurors should feel good about that,” Judge Dankof said.

Dr. Kirschman says local schools are also interested in this air cleaning system.

“We have heard a lot of interest from schools, as a matter of fact, we’re putting a number of these systems actually tomorrow down at Miami Valley School,” Dr. Kirschman said.

Elizabeth Cleary, the Head of School at the Miami Valley School released the following statement about the systems:

“Out of the generosity of an MVS parent, we have been fortunate enough to receive these machines as a donation. 56 units will be installed in classrooms and 10 in common spaces. Although we know that these units will not make our school virus-free, we feel they add another layer of protection for our community for in-person learning.”

Dr. Kirschman says as more schools and businesses return to meeting in-person, they expect the demand to increase. He says either later this year or the beginning of next they will be unveiling a system controlled by WIFI and an iPad.

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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.