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Improving today’s healthcare environment

It is our promise to protect patients and clinicians through innovative, cost-effective, infection prevention systems that are easy to deploy and achieve reliable outcomes while reducing the environmental impact of delivering quality healthcare.

Innovative disinfection technology based on university research

It has been well-documented that manual disinfection procedures are problematic for clinicians and hospital staff. In order to solve this problem, Sterifre Medical, Inc. was established in 2016 when former Cornell University researcher, Czeslaw Golkowski, Ph.D., partnered with healthcare industry veteran, Richard Shea, to commercialize innovative disinfection technology.44,46,47,50

Mr. Shea has over 35 years experience leading healthcare companies, from start-up to successful commercialization. He and his team of healthcare and infection prevention specialists are steering the company through key milestones of product development, testing, and regulatory approval to prepare its products for market.

Our Leadership Team

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Richard Shea

Chief Executive Officer

Rick has over thirty-five years as a both a CEO and founder, leading medical device and healthcare service companies from start-up to successful commercialization. He is the co-founder of Sterifre Medical, Inc. and has served on the boards of multiple healthcare organizations.

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Michael Goonewardene

Chief Commercial Officer

Mike brings twenty-five years of international general management experience in the infection control space and has served on the boards of multiple healthcare organizations. He leads Sterifre’s commercial operations including sales, marketing, clinical support, customer service and business development.

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Gen Minor

Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Gen has more than 27 years of experience in medical device design, product development, quality management systems, regulatory compliance, and regulatory affairs at leading healthcare organizations.

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Czeslaw Golkowski, Ph.D.

Founder, Vice President Research

Dr. Golkowski is a proficient inventor and developer of the novel technology on which Sterifre Medical’s first product is based. His experience includes thirty years of research in plasma physics, including diagnostic plasma physics devices. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the Mining and Metallurgy Academy in Krakow, Poland, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

“Hospitals are well aware of the challenges around disinfectant wipes and sprays including protocol compliance, damage to devices, variability in contact time, variability in organisms treated and negative environmental impact . . . AURA can help address these challenges” -Richard Shea, CEO

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