Nancy Kaiser is the scientific director for STERIS Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri with extensive expertise in formulation. She has more than 30 years of experience in developing healthcare products and holds more than 20 patents (with additional patents pending) in hard surface cleaners, instrument cleaning chemistries, disinfectants, antimicrobial skin care, and wound management products. She has also written numerous published articles and book chapters on these subjects. Kaiser is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and sits on several AAMI committees. She holds a degree in chemistry from Washington University.