ABOUT US

Locally Targeted Sustained Delivery

Purgo Scientific is a medical device company, that has been created for one reason, to bring to market an effective locally targeted sustained delivery device to be used in orthopedic surgery.

ABOUT US

Locally Targeted Sustained Delivery

Purgo Scientific is a medical device company, that has been created for one reason, to bring to market an effective locally targeted sustained delivery devise to be used in orthopedic surgery.

ABOUT US

Locally Targeted Sustained Delivery

Purgo Scientific is a medical device company, that has been created for one reason, to bring to market an effective locally targeted sustained delivery devise to be used in orthopedic surgery.

“The global impact of surgical site infections is monumental and as many as 80% of these infections may involve a microbial biofilm.”

Edmiston C.E., McBain A.J., Roberts C., Leaper D. (2015) Clinical and Microbiological Aspects of Biofilm-Associated Surgical Site Infections. In: Donelli G. (eds) Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 830. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11038-7_3 

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“The global impact of surgical site infections is monumental and as many as 80% of these infections may involve a microbial biofilm.”

Edmiston C.E., McBain A.J., Roberts C., Leaper D. (2015) Clinical and Microbiological Aspects of Biofilm-Associated Surgical Site Infections. In: Donelli G. (eds) Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 830. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11038-7_3 

“The global impact of surgical site infections is monumental and as many as 80% of these infections may involve a microbial biofilm.”

Edmiston C.E., McBain A.J., Roberts C., Leaper D. (2015) Clinical and Microbiological Aspects of Biofilm-Associated Surgical Site Infections. In: Donelli G. (eds) Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 830. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11038-7_3 

PURGO TEAM

Leading The Science of Drug Delivery

Michael Benjamin

Position: Executive Chairman of the Board
(CEO)
Categories: Team

Experience

  • President – Benjamin Enterprises, A technology & resource development holding company.
  • Past President and CEO – Desert Research Corporation the for-profit technology transfer arm of the Desert Research Foundation.
  • President – Palomino Farms, an environmentally focused farming operation.
  • Founder, President & CEO, retired Pioneer Crossing Casinos.
  • Former Executive Board Member Nevada Commission on Sports.
  • Article 6 Commission Board Member Nevada Supreme Court.

Michael Benjamin

Executive Chairman of the Board
(CEO)

Experience President – Benjamin Enterprises, A technology & resource development...

Dustin Williams, PhD

Position: Inventor, 13-year research scientist with VA and U of U, Co-founder
Categories: Dustin

Experience

  • Ph.D. – Bioengineering from the University of Utah. B.S. in Microbiology from Weber State University.
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.
  • Director of the Bone and Biofilm Research Lab.
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Dustin Williams, PhD

Inventor, 13-year research scientist with VA and U of U, Co-founder

Experience Ph.D. – Bioengineering from the University of Utah. B.S....

Susan Winckler, RHp, Esq

Position: Board Director
Categories: Team

Experience

  • CEO – Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration
  • Former Chief of Staff U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Former President of Leavitt Partner Solutions
  • Former CEO Food & Drug Institute

Susan Winckler, RHp, Esq

Board Director

Experience CEO – Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug...

Stephanie Morley, DVM

Position: Board Member, President, Vetlen
Categories: Team
Stephanie Morley, DVM: President, Vetlen

Experience

  • 2003 – She practiced small animal medicine in New Mexico and Michigan before transitioning into laboratory animal medicine.
  • 2006 – Vice President of Operations at MPI Research (now a Charles River company), largest single site contract research organization in the world.
  • 2013 – She transitioned to academia working at the University of Michigan Medical School as Associate Director of Business Development for Fast Forward Medical Innovation.
  • 2015 – Co-founder of Zomedica. She leveraged this experience for the veterinary sector by identifying new technologies that could advance veterinary practice.
  • 2016 – Zomedica listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange.
  • 2017 – listed onto the NYSE American in 2017.
  • 2021 – Created an advisory practice focused on working with founders, in and out of the biomedical sector, to develop business strategy, support fundraising efforts and provide personal guidance as they navigate the choppy waters of leading a start-up.

Stephanie Morley, DVM

Board Member, President, Vetlen

Experience 2003 – She practiced small animal medicine in New...

David Greenberg

Position: Science Advisory Board Member
Categories: Team
David Greenberg:

Experience

  • A board-certified Infectious Diseases physician-scientist.
  • Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Past recipient of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for the UT System.
  • Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Association of America.
  • Nationally known biofilm and biofilm-associated implant researcher.
David Greenberg MD

David Greenberg

Science Advisory Board Member

Experience A board-certified Infectious Diseases physician-scientist. Professor of Infectious Diseases...

David Rothberg, MD

Position: Science Advisory Board Member
Categories: Team

Experience

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Faculty at U of U Medical School.

David Rothberg, MD

Science Advisory Board Member

Experience Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member...

Kirt Kimball, MD

Position: Science Advisory Board Member
Categories: Team

Experience

  • Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow AAOS and AOSSM
  • Team Orthopedic Surgeon Brigham Young University (1996 to present)
  • Previous: Team Physician University of California, Santa Barbara, Team Physician to US Ski Team Medical Officer 1984 US Olympic Summer games
  • Specializing in Knee and Shoulder Surgery

Kirt Kimball, MD

Science Advisory Board Member

Experience Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow AAOS...

Jeremy Shaw MD ORS

Position: Science Advisory Board Member
Categories: Team

Experience

  • Director of Spine Education and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Spine surgeon at UPMC
  • Associate Fellowship Director for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine AO Spine Fellowship.
  • Clinical focus includes spinal surgery, spinal deformity, and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
  • Member of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS).
  • Member of AO Spine.
  • member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Shaw Jermy MD ORS

Jeremy Shaw MD ORS

Science Advisory Board Member

Experience Director of Spine Education and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic...

Surgical Site Infection Annual cost to the U.S. healthcare system up to 

$10 BILLION

Surgical Site Infection Annual cost to the U.S. healthcare system up to

$10 BILLION

Surgical Site Infection Annual cost to the
U.S. healthcare system up to

$10 BILLION

Surgical Site Infection – By the Numbers in U.S.

Surgical Site
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