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A visit to the doctor inspires tech start-up Sterilogy

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Hal Zaima went to see a doctor about his back problems and ended up leaving with a start-up called Sterilogy.

The doctor, a friend and future business partner, talked about how hard it can to make sure medical professionals consistently sanitize themselves, such as hand washing. That type of inconsistency is a big driver behind the 250 people on average who die each day from hospital infections, a problem that costs the healthcare industry $30 billion each year.

"If we can help provide a solution for this problem this could be a very nice market," says Zaima, president of Sterilogy and a serial entrepreneur.

The Bloomfield Hills-based start-up is commercializing a personal hand sanitizer delivery device that alerts the users and records the date and time of each time it dispenses. The 3-year-old start-up recently received a microloan from Michigan Microloan Fund, which is helping it finish development of its prototype this spring. Zaima expects to enter into a Beta test with a local hospital later this summer.

Source: Hal Zaima, president of Sterilogy
Writer: Jon Zemke

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