About

SteriLux Systems

FOUNDER’S STORY

Dr. Jonathan Preminger founded SteriLux Systems while at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell as a solution to the critical and high cost issue of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs). Dr. Preminger, his fellow medical students and other doctors would wear White Coats every day and see many patients. At the end of each day, Jonathan would hang up his coat in the locker or on a hook like most physicians and staff before heading home. The next day, he would use cleaned scrubs and other new or sanitized equipment, but both Jonathan and his colleagues would use the same used white coat day after day. This didn’t seem right to Jonathan, and he had to learn more: A white coat worn and not cleaned regularly is likely not sanitary and could cause patient contamination.
Extensive research confirmed that White Coats, in addition to other garments, shoes and personal items have been known to harbor pathogens in a healthcare setting. These items can easily facilitate pathogen transmission from one person to another. Jonathan combined his new knowledge of garments with what he already knew about HAIs: on a given day 1 in 25 US hospital patients will contract a Healthcare associated infection. Jonathan knew that his UVC sterilization system was an opportunity to further improve the healthcare system and to provide better patient experiences. SteriLux Systems was founded in the Fall of 2017 on those core principles.

SteriLux Systems Today

SteriLux Systems is a UVC technology company dedicated to pathogen transmission prevention through rapid sterilization of garments, shoes and personal items – anything that can fit on a hanger or shelf – and reducing the load of pathogens in an environment. Our approach is to use our powerful UVC SteriLocker as a pathogen barrier between the home and work-place to prevent these harmful germs from entering your space and drive customers back to your business. We are a team of passionate experts in business and medicine, so our sterilization solutions are proven effective and designed with customer workflows in mind.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to stop the spread of harmful germs, build a safer work environment to protect your consumers and employees at an affordable price, and to set the garment sterilization standards in consumer facing industries going forward. We want your customers and employees to know that they have the lowest chance of getting sick at your organization so that you can get back to growing your business.

Our Story

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Team

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Dr. Jonathan Preminger
Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Founder of SteriLux and Resident at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell in Anesthesiology. MD from the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, BA from Johns Hopkins University

Michael A. Lane
Chief Executive Officer

Executive and entrepreneur in financial services, technology, and healthcare. Has held leadership positions in large software companies (Bottomline, Pegasystems), global consulting firms (Accenture), and financial institutions (BT, Chase). Resume includes successful capital raises, start ups, and exits. MBA Columbia University, BA UCLA

Robert F. Hussey
Chief Operations Officer

Entrepreneur and investor, serves in leadership roles for various companies. Founded the U.S.’s first and largest direct broadcast satellite radio network, POPRADIO. MBA International Finance George Washington University, BSBA Management / Finance Georgetown University

Dr. Kevin R. Loughlin
Board Director

Practiced urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, receiving an American Urological Association research award.  Received Alumni Medal of Honor from New York Medical College, the Lifetime Achievement Award from New England Section of the AUA, and Distinguished Service Award from the AUA. AB Princeton University, MD New York Medical College, MBA Boston University, and MA (honorary) Harvard University

Donald F. Schule
Board Director

Expert building subscription based, tech-enabled communities. Prior to Rippe & Kingston, he was the chief executive officer of Global Processing Services at Bankers Trust and the executive head of Global Client Access at JPMorgan Chase, where he led the development and deployment of technology solutions for the world’s largest corporate and public sector businesses

SteriLux Systems is supported by:

FOCUS Laboratories
Provides services that emphasize a proactive approach to microbiological quality assurance and quality control.
Kaufman Associates
A group of passionate attorneys who have the expertise, dedication, and values needed in a strategic partner.
Markum, LLP
Dedicated professionals who have been involved in accounting and business advisory needs with numerous complex transactions at the local, national and international levels.
Nixon Peabody
2016 “Law Firm of the Year” distinction in Health Care Law according to US News and World Report with over 16,000 Trademarks under management.
TomorrowLab
An Innovation Studio for Technology Products.
Nomad Interactive
Builders. Deep Thinkers. Problem Solvers. Exceptional Website and Mobile Application designer and developers.

News

Episode 4 of the MiDi Product Development podcast called “The Innovation Vault” discusses UVC Sterilization lockers as an infection prevention measure against COVID-19.
Estimated the annual direct hospital cost of treating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the United States