Bioaerosols Blog

Insights into keeping your healthcare facility workplace free from bioaerosol contamination.

By Leonard Schultz, M.D.
Founder & CEO
Nascent Surgical

In the follow blog posts Dr. Schultz discusses the topic of surgical smoke and bioaerosols in the operating room and the goal of returning clean, non-contaminated air to our daily environment. As a retired general surgeon with a 25 year interest in the capture and removal of bioaerosols during laser and laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Schultz shares his insights in this problem with the hope to form a world-wide advocacy that will finally rid our operating rooms of surgical plume and other noxious aerosols.


From First Sketch to Finished Product

February 18, 2015

Designing a surgical device can be simple or difficult, inexpensive or costly. It depends on individual prototyping capabilities or a desire to work with a professional. Before you do either, however, first get a napkin or an envelope and start sketching. In our case, we made our initial design on the back…

The Evolution of Surgical Smoke Capture with the miniSQUAIR®

January 29, 2015

When we began our journey, we said that our goal was to eliminate chronic inhalation of smoke plume that is produced in our operating rooms. Easier said than done since we have not achieved the goal after thirty (30) years of effort. The end-point has been elusive because, until recently, such a…

Smoke Detected – Early Experience with Surgical Plume

January 20, 2015

I’m waiting for my wife, Michele, to return home after her day’s work as an operating room nurse involved in robotic surgery. Which reminds me, in my previous blog, I said that I would discuss the laparoscopic phase of my career as a general surgeon so while I wait, please join my…