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Dr. Ron Gertsch, OxyStrap Making Protective Masks



Many sports tech companies are pivoting in the fight against COVID-19. OxyStrap is one of them making a difference.

This week, Rick talks with Dr. Ron Gertsch of OxyStrap.

Ron Gertsch, a long-time physician and bariatric surgeon, had launched OxyStrap International Inc., (https://oxystrap.com/ ), to create fitness trackers to help consumers improve their health and save lives.

Now, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Dr. Gertsch’s San Diego, CA-based company has shifted its manufacturing focus to produce effective N95 equivalent protective masks to help in the effort to stop the spread of the virus.

Manufactured in the U.S., the OxyStrap protective face mask is a premier quality product, which is carefully hand-made with an effective microbiological barrier material. It’s comfortable to wear and easy to use. Since all the material components are hand-washable, the OxyStrap mask can be used repeatedly without deterioration of its effectiveness or appearance. OxyStrap recommends that the masks be hand washed daily during periods of usage to not only clean but also remove and destroy microbiological organisms from the mask.

Dr. Gertsch received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Brigham Young University in 1968. He received his Medical Degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1972 and completed a General Surgery Residency at Wright State University in 1977. He was Chief of Surgery at Vandenberg Medical Center, USAF, in Santa Maria, CA, from 1977-79. He is licensed by the State of California as a Doctor of Medicine.