James R. Rickloff co-founded and is currently a Partner and Scientific Director for Advanced Barrier Concepts, Inc. and for Sterilization Technology Group, Inc., both of Cary, NC. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from Virginia Tech and obtained an in-depth sterilization background during a subsequent 12-year career at the American Sterilizer Company (AMSCO). His accomplishments include participating in the development of the VHP® Sterilization Technology and in demonstrating the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide gas in decontaminating rooms, safety cabinets, and isolator systems in addition to obtaining several sterilization-related patents. Mr. Rickloff co-founded Advanced Barrier Concepts in 1994 to offer direct technical assistance to the pharmaceutical industry on the sterilization aspects and validation requirements for sterile isolator applications. He has given presentations on isolator decontamination issues at numerous conferences and seminars over the past 20 years. He also co-founded Sterilization Technology Group in 2005 with the charter to market novel antimicrobial technologies geared to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment, including Nitrogen Dioxide gas generators for the decontamination of isolator systems.