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.

Despite its prevalent use in healthcare for sterilization, UVC light was not used in any product designed to sterilize clothing or garments. Dr. Preminger realized that he had tapped into unchartered territory in the fight against HAIs, and was off to turn his idea into a business.

As Dr. Preminger finished medical school and began his residency at Weill Cornell Hospital, he partnered with experienced business builders – Michael Lane and Robert Hussey – to bring his idea to reality.

SteriLux Systems Today

SteriLux Systems is redefining what a locker can be. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, infection prevention solutions are needed now, more than ever, and SteriLux Systems is here to help. Our team is determined to bring healthcare-quality infection prevention solutions to all industries so that people can feel safe again. The SteriLux Systems team is experienced and determined to enable the safest facilities for today’s world.

Our Mission

SteriLux Systems is dedicated to meeting the growing and urgent need, in health-care and commercial settings to reduce white-coat, other garment, and personal item related transmission of infectious diseases. We are on a mission to reduce pathogen transmission and build safer facilities through rapid garment, footwear, and device sterilization. Our goal is to eliminate garments and devices from the HAI conversation and for SteriLocker to become the sterilization standard. Our vision for the world is for SteriLocker to become the hand sanitizer for clothing and devices – without the mess.

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 Operating 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
Advisor

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

Lidija Polutnik
Advisor

Dr. Lidija Polutnik is a Professor of Economics at Babson College.  She served as Chair of the Economics Division from 2005 to 2017; between 2014 and 2020 she held a Visiting Professor position at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she continues to hold the Honorary Visiting Professor title.  Dr. Polutnik’s research and consulting work is focused on pricing and revenue management, and explores the relationship between the costs and customers’ value and the consequences on the firm’s financial results and sustainability of business models.   Dr. Polutnik’s work makes clear contributions to both theory and practice and has been published in numerous academic journals and books.

BA University of Maribor, Slovenia, MA Ohio University, PhD Georgia State University

Donald F. Schule
Advisor

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

Alex Green
Director of Business Development

Alex has professional experience in financial services, data analytics and management consulting. He earned his MBA from Babson College, and was a two-season captain of the Men’s Tennis team at Boston University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He passed the CFA level 1 exam in 2015.

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.
Hofstra University
The largest private college on Long Island, New York, Hofstra University offers about 160 undergraduate programs and about 165 graduate degree programs.
Digital Remedy
Digital Remedy enables publishers, advertisers, and agencies to access the full potential of their digital assets.

News

Lotus Safety Solutions has added SteriLux Systems as part of their “full-package solution” for their clients.
Study Confirms that the SARS CoV-2 Virus, which causes COVID-19, can be transmitted through clothing and fabrics.
SteriLux Systems CEO, Michael Lane, Shares Insight into SEC Rule Change Impact

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