The technology at the heart of the Hespiro™ system was developed by Dr. Sai Parthasarathy, who is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Banner University Hospital.
SaiOx, Inc. was founded by a team of executives with extensive experience bringing medical devices to market. The team includes University of Arizona engineering alumnus Manny Teran, former CEO of the local tech-development firm Aztera until 2018, and Don Finkle, former operations executive at Bic and So Clean. Additionally, Tony Grega is a seasoned CFO for a number of local startups including Sion Power and MC Technologies.
The team also includes advisors in the hospital and regulatory spaces as well as engineering associates.