We, the founders of Calumeo, were first introduced during a Stanford University Biodesign course in the beginning of a dangerous pandemic. As a team of physicians, engineers, and business school students, we quickly identified problems in personal protective equipment and focused on the need to reuse N95 respirators during a Johns Hopkins COVID challenge.  We have since been pursuing safe, healthcare worker-focused designs to clean N95 respirators.  We are passionate about protecting frontline healthcare workers and believe that the availability of personal protective equipment should not be a barrier to patient care. 

Meet The Team


Niki Panich

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Niki Panich is a family physician with specialized skills in women’s health, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care.  Dr. Panich completed a Master’s Diploma in data science and just completed a Master’s degree at Stanford Graduate School of Business.  She is also is the board chair of Mosaic Primary Care Network, a collective of family doctors and health care professionals, that partner with the local community to provide primary care services that honor the diversity of cultures represented in the local population.


Jason Qian

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Jason Qian is a resident physician in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford. He received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Jason’s clinical interests include ear and hearing disorders and pediatric otolaryngology. His primary research focus is determining the mechanisms by which hearing loss affects cognitive function. He also is interested in outcomes and cost-effectiveness research using administrative data and quality improvement/quality assurance in healthcare. 


Jacqueline Speed

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Jacqueline Speed is a clinical fellow of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Stanford Department of Urology.  Dr. Speed received her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency at the Harvard Longwood Program in Urology in Boston, MA.  Her clinical interests are primarily in voiding dysfunction in men and women with bladder outlet obstruction, overactive bladder, and neurogenic bladder.  


Bryce Yao

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Bryce Yao is a graduate student in the department of Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on developing portable diagnostic tools that utilize giant magneto-resistive sensors to detect proteins and DNA. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 2015 along with a PhD from Stanford University in 2020. He has acquired an expertise in designing electrical systems for biosensors and medical electronics. He was a winner of the Bold Epic Innovator award in the global Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition in 2017.

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Avril Jiao

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Avril Jiao is a second-year MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has a Chemical Engineer undergraduate and master joint degree from Imperial College London, UK. Prior to Stanford, Avril had 6 years of working experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She started as a new drug development scientist in the laboratory, then worked as a scale-up process engineer in the pilot plant and commercial manufacturing plant with GlaxoSmithKline UK. She then managed the clinical trials at hospital and CFDA submission processes as a Clinical Portfolio and project manager at Pfizer China.