We founded Braykion because we were frustrated watching Hospital Acquired Infections kill over 100,000 people per year.  We couldn't sit on the sidelines and watch people suffer that should be rapidly recovering.  So we took action, found the best technological solution, and implemented it at the lowest possible cost.  Our mission is to rid the healthcare environment of preventable infections and we won't stop until we do.

Dr. Jon Wilensky, MD  CEO, Co-Founder

Dr. Jon Wilensky, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, was born and raised in New York City. He attended The Stuyvesant High School, and at 17, Jon was 1 of just 9 high school seniors across the nation invited to attend both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan as part of the 7-Year Integrated BS-MD program.  At 24, he completed his MD degree, matching into the Integrated Plastic Surgery residency program at the University of Michigan. Currently Dr. Wilensky is Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Health System, entrenched in the emerging world of implantable biotechnology and cellular therapeutics. He is the lead surgeon on two clinical trials involving implantable sensors and implantable cell therapy and a MBA student at the UCSD Rady School of Management.

 

Ryan Ruehl CTO, Co-Founder

Ryan graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Biomedical Engineering.  Upon graduation, he joined the Marine Corps as an Officer and completed 2 combat tours in Iraq and one deployment to Okinawa, Japan.  Driven by a passion for the medical device industry, he joined the team at GE Healthcare and worked as a Product Safety Engineer in their MRI Division.  Ryan also worked as an engineer at CareFusion and Dexcom.  In order to gain a deeper understanding of how medical devices are used in the healthcare environment, he took a position managing the Biomedical Engineering Department at St. Bernardine Hospital.  He is currently working as a Sr. Manager in Operations at Dexcom.  Ryan is also an MBA student at the UCSD Rady School of Management.