Vance D. Fiegel is a microbiologist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He started his career at the University of Minnesota where he studied the basic biology of inflammation, angiogenesis, and wound healing. Upon leaving the University twenty five years ago, he co-founded Embro Corporation, a privately held biomedical research and development company. Embro's proprietary technology portfolio includes technology in medical devices and the use of Sphagnum moss for water treatment. In 2003, he co-founded Creative Water Solutions, LLC to develop and commercialize the use of Sphagnum moss for water treatment in a number of areas, including swimming pools and spas, industrial water, waste water, and drinking water. He has published over 60 research articles, holds over 25 patents and is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Creative Water Solutions, LLC, the President of Embro Corporation and the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Atlantic BioVentures, LLC.