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Vioguard LLC

Vioguard developed the first self-sanitizing keyboard that disinfects in seconds using ultraviolet light, is patented and FDA approved.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Kirkland, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2008
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

Shared keyboards and mice are two of the top vectors for the spread of disease. 2 million people in the US each year become victims to hospital acquired infections, which 100,000 die. Our patented non toxic technology kills 99.99% of all bacteria, viruses, fungi, and drug resistant pathogens. Other potential customers will also include dental clinics, retail, schools, libraries, hotels, airports, cruise ships, and government municipalities.


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    Laurance Bruce Ranta

    Mr. Ranta is the co-founder of Vioguard with 33 years of successful executive leadership and startup experience, business development and fund raising. Prior to Vioguard he served at Battelle Pacific NW Labs, NextRx, ikeyInfinity, Investors Matrix, Earth Consultants. He has a rare combination of visionary analytical skills and a reputation as a dynamic consensus-builder to move challenging projects forward. He is a graduate of the U of W.

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    Craig Steven Ranta

    Craig Ranta is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer for Vioguard LLC. Craig has over 27 years in electronics design, hardware development and project management. Prior to Vioguard Craig served as the Senior Director of Hardware Development for Microsoft Corporation. He also served as Director for Microsoft Surface, Director of Technology Development, Xbox Wireless Test Director, and founder/Chairman of the Bluetooth Human Interface Group.

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    Roger Pangan
    Operations Director

    Roger Pangan is a Senior Project Manager with over 17 years of experience in project management, operations management and manufacturing setup. As a project lead, Roger has been successful at cultivating his teams into cohesive groups that were able to meet targeted deadlines for successful launches. Roger is a graduate of the Jackson School of International Studies University of Washington and received his MBA from the University of Hawaii.


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    Mike Moyer Cairncross & Hempelmann
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    Clark Nuber

Previous Investors

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    Private Angel Investors