About

Company Philosophy and Vision

Honor, integrity, transparency and accountability to our customers to deliver the best nitric oxide products on the market will guide our business decisions.  Our philosophy is to stay true to the science of NO and harness the potential it has to change the landscape of the beauty and cosmetic industry. We will change the world and leave a lasting legacy on mankind.


Our Story

Dr. Nathan S. Bryan has been involved in nitric oxide research for decades and his discoveries and product innovations have established him as an international leader in the nitric oxide field.  Nitric oxide is considered one of the most important molecules produced in the human body. It is a cell signaling molecule responsible for many fundamental biological processes. Despite the fact that there are over 160,000 published studies on nitric oxide and a Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for its discovery, there have been no hallmark product breakthroughs in the beauty and cosmetic industry that deliver nitric oxide.

Loss of nitric oxide production can counter the appearance of youthful skin. We know the science of nitric oxide and we know how to make nitric oxide. This led to the development of a dual-chamber delivery system that when mixed together generates nitric oxide gas. When applied to the skin, nitric oxide penetrates the skin and does what nitric oxide is known to do, leading to better complexion, clarity and texture of the skin.

Knowing we had the capability of delivering nitric oxide, we felt an obligation and a responsibility to bring this powerful technology to the masses.  Thus was the formation of Pneuma Nitric Oxide, a company that will transform the beauty and cosmetic industry by doing what no other product in this industry can do: produce nitric oxide and connect beauty to wellness.  Pneuma products are free of harsh chemicals and help promote radiant skin.  When you improve nitric oxide production, the cells of the skin work better; in fact, everything works better! Never before has there been a product technology that brings beauty to the wellness and cosmetic industry.


Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

Dr. Bryan has been a pioneering figure in the field of nitric oxide research for nearly 20 years. In addition to creating Pneuma Nitric Oxide, he is the holder of more than a dozen issued U.S. and International patents for breakthrough techniques that have revolutionized human physiology and disease management. Dr. Bryan is an internationally recognized authority in molecular medicine and nitric oxide biochemistry, having authored five books and numerous, highly cited research papers. After earning his B.S. in Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Bryan received his post-doctoral training at Boston University School of Medicine in the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. In 2006, he was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center by Dr. Ferid Murad, a Nobel Prize winner for his work with nitric oxide.


Susan K. Shaffer

Co-founder & President

Susan Shaffer is Co-founder and President of Pneuma Nitric Oxide LLC. Ms. Shaffer brings over 30 years of corporate experience and a vast network of industry associations. She delivered her unique brand of strategic business acumen, relationship and management skills to such high-profile companies as Lancome, Dell, 3COMM, and HumanN. A colleague of Dr. Nathan Bryan Ph.D. in a company dedicated to the use of Nitric Oxide in dietary supplementation, Ms. Shaffer was a natural to lead Pneuma Nitric Oxide LLC.  “I am extremely passionate about fostering the unrealized potential of this miracle molecule and committed to advancing its development." Utilizing proprietary technology and intellectual property, allows Pneuma to achieve amazing success where others have failed. The scientifically-proven benefits of Nitric Oxide have far-reaching implications. “Pneuma’s revolutionary advancements open the door to a vast array of applications that will improve the quality of life for millions of people for years to come.” Ms. Shaffer forges a fresh path forward for product innovation and Pneuma Nitric Oxide LLC.