Dr. Robert E. Burky Jr
A practicing surgeon for over 22 years, Dr. Burky has witnessed firsthand, in a variety of institutions, the difficulty which many providers experience while securing isolation gowns. Ties can be long and difficult to secure, especially behind the back. When unsecured, these ties frequently contact surfaces, including floors, and can become contaminated by potential pathogens. The Iso-Belt™ was developed in conjunction with Gibbs Group LLC, in response to a specific clinical problem — that of isolation gown ties making contact with flooring and other contaminated environmental surfaces. The Iso-Belt™ and Iso-Gown were designed, engineered and crafted to provide busy providers a new standard in personal protective equipment. This novel, patent pending technology allows the provider a quick, efficient, and antifomitic method of securing isolation gowns.
Doug is an accomplished engineer with numerous patents, Doug is actively involved in product engineering and manufacturing, especially global procurement. Doug has 24 years of professional experience in business and business startups, including co-founder of Sport Rack (a Tier I automotive supplier). Now Sport Rack Automotive, the company has a global presence and sales of $400 million. Doug has also held positions as Director of Engineering at Yakima Products, as well as engineering and management positions at Hewlett Packard and General Motors. With membership in NSPE and ASME, IDSA appearances on syndicated television, and a regular Expert Witness in federal litigation, Doug is recognized and respected as a seasoned professional with solid ethics. Doug holds a M.B.A (Brandman), B.S.M.E. (Syracuse University) and Chinese Commercial Law Certificate, Chinese Law Institute, Wuhan University, China.
- Jason Tetro has spent the last 25 years as a microbiologist learning about our relationship with germs both good and bad. In 2007, while still publishing scientific articles, reviews, chapters in books, he ventured out of the lab and into the TV studio where he spent close to three years doing Q&A segments with CTV Ottawa as “The Germ Guy”. Read more
- Ainhoa is a Doctoral candidate at the Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. She received her BS and MS in Microbiology from University of Basque Country. Ainhoas’ current work as a Ph.D. student is focused on the study of the specific composition and diversity of the bacterial components in sea water. Ainhoa Read more