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Management

Ronald Riechers PhD, President

Dr. Riechers has over 27 years experience in the areas of electromagnetics, antenna analysis and design, computational electromagnetics, electronic warfare, radar systems, signal processing, and the application of these to the life sciences. He has vast expertise in microwave and radio frequency technology, including model and sensor development. Dr. Riechers is the inventor of the technique employing microwave radiation as the interrogating signal for detection of dielectric variations in the body. Dr. Riechers has numerous publications reflecting these research interests and has been awarded three patents.

Dr. Riechers also serves as an adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Wright State University, where he was instrumental in the development of the Wright State RF and Microwave Lab, and as an adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Dayton.

Dr. Riechers earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton, a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from the University of Eastern Kentucky.

L. Alex Pranger, ME, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pranger has more than 12 years of senior executive management experience, and is highly skilled in new product development, management, and strategic planning. He has extensive experience in engineering research and development from concept to prototype design in the areas of physiological monitoring, sensors and medical support systems. He is fluent in software design in multiple languages and platforms as well as software architecture design. Mr. Pranger has more than a decade of experience in computer systems and networks, including web-based solutions, programming and information systems, and is fluent in multiple languages and platforms as well as software architecture design.

Mr. Pranger has been actively involved in the design, testing, and evaluation of numerous life science and emergency medical equipment projects, including the Space Tissue Loss (STL-A) module, and the Cell Culture Module (CCM), which have successfully flown on more than 17 Space Shuttle Missions. Mr. Pranger was also the primary developer and project leader of the STL-B module that has successfully flown on four Space Shuttle Missions. He has been extensively involved in the design, testing, and evaluation of the Life Support for Trauma and Transport (LSTAT) project and the Far Forward Life Support System (FFLSS).

Mr. Pranger earned a Masters in Engineering and graduated with Honors in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, where he won the Excellence in Engineering Award for three consecutive years.

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