Our Company, Our Values, and a Key Proposition

Our ten-year target: Deeper care and better outcomes for one million patients— and thousands of clinicians, too.

Lazurite Stakeholders: Investors, Founders, Partners and Employees.

Our Mission

Solve impossible problems to improve people’s lives

Our pursuit of success and satisfaction involves:

  • Dedicating ourselves to better outcomes, for all participants in the healthcare system.
  • Forging authentic, meaningful relationships.
  • Working diligently and collaboratively, to foster moments of serendipity.

Our Company

Mr. Eugene Malinskiy is one of our co-founders (est. 2015) and our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Lazurite, he served as the founder and CEO of DragonID, LLC, a healthcare innovation and engineering consultancy specializing in medical devices for orthopedics and cardiology.

Eugene Malinskiy

Co-founder and CEO

Ms. Leah Brownlee joined our company in her current roles in October 2020. Her previous positions include of counsel in the global corporate department at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, a top-20 global law firm executive vice president of compliance and operations at Cleveland Biolabs (NASDAQ: CBLI).

Leah Brownlee

President and General Counsel

Mr. Scott Leube joined our company in early 2021.  He has 20+ years of leadership experience selling capital equipment, implantables, biologics, and disposables in highly competitive markets. He built his knowledge of the industry in multiple roles at Zeiss Surgical, Nuvasive, United States Surgical Corporation and, most recently, as distributor principal of MedAction Inc.

Scott Leube

Director of Business Development

Mr. Dan Nelson joined our company in his current role in 2018. His previous positions include senior product manager at Volk Optical Inc., project manager at DXY Solutions, LLC, and sergeant in the US Air Force.

Dan Nelson

Director of Product Development

Mr. Patrick Polito, a certified quality auditor, joined our company in 2016. His previous positions include manager of client services at iuvo BioScience, microbiologist, and validation specialist. He has spent many years in both client and regulatory agency facing positions.

Patrick Polito

Director of Regulatory

Mr. Howard Fein joined our company in 2015. He has over 45 years of experience in the field of optics. Since 2012, he has worked as chief optical scientist at Peak Nano Optics.

Howard Fein

Chief Optical Scientist

Mr. Ilya Malinskiy co-founded our company with Eugene in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, Ilya worked as the lead design engineer at DragonID, a medical device consultancy focused on orthopedics and cardiology.

Ilya Malinskiy

Co-founder and Lead Engineer

Dr. James Williams joined our company in early 2021. He is the retired Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic (Euclid). During his career he served as assistant team physician for the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and as Head Team Physician at John Carroll University and many Cleveland area high schools.

Jim Williams, MD

Chief Medical Advisor

Our Board

Mark Froimson, MD;

Chair

Gary Cohn

Jeff Hanson

Michael Salerno

Jon Serbousek

Eugene Malinskiy;

Co-founder and CEO

Our Philosophy

We established Lazurite to build operating room technology commensurate with the skills of clinicians to improve patient outcomes, boost clinical safety, and improve healthcare efficiency.

To meet these goals, we organize our work around six core values.

01

People first.

We focus on problems in healthcare (not just the market). We use science, engineering, and design to build durable, substantial solutions. We rely on the rigor of our solutions to open opportunities in the market.

02

Be present.

Every interaction with an investor, a vendor, or a partner represents an opportunity to bolster people’s faith in our vision. We take the time to tell our story well, and build personal connections at every opportunity.

03

Be open. Be receptive.

We recognize the need to think anew about persistent challenges, and to seek out creative connections to spark new ideas along the way to serendipitous solutions.

04

Do what it takes, together.

There is no substitution for hard work—or teamwork. We ask each other difficult questions. We connect the dots together, and we celebrate our triumphs together.

05

Some things are not possible, yet.

The gap in time between now, when something is impossible, and the moment that such a thing is possible can be narrowed by creativity, diligence, and collaboration.

06

Reliability equals sustainability.

When we say what we mean and deliver the goods, we ensure that we, as a company, thrive.

How We Work

We know surgeons.

They are our stakeholders and our inspiration. Where they see inefficiencies, we see opportunities.

We listen, observe, and integrate.

Our team is our foundation. We work diligently and inclusively to identify areas for transformative improvements.

We solve.

Our engineers plan, prototype, test, and repeat. We develop solutions that are as simple as possible, but no simpler.

We influence people.

We deliver value by design to providers and patients. Our mission is to drive better people outcomes.

We know surgeons.

They are our stakeholders and our inspiration. Where they see inefficiencies, we see opportunities.

We listen, observe, and integrate.

Our team is our foundation. We work diligently and inclusively to identify areas for transformative improvements.

We solve.

Our engineers plan, prototype, test, and repeat. We develop solutions that are as simple as possible, but no simpler.

We influence people.

We deliver value by design to providers and patients. Our mission is to drive better people outcomes.

Our Dedication to Quality

Our team pursues engineering excellence through its embrace of quality standards. Our quality policy reflects our work philosophy:

We are committed to providing safe and effective products that improve the quality of life for the people we serve.
We are dedicated to continuously improving the effectiveness of our quality management systems, products, and services by meeting customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

Our commitment to quality is reflected by our partners. Our products are designed, manufactured and tested to ensure they meet the quality standards that the medical device industry demands. We have implemented processes compliant with ISO 13485, the medical industry’s quality management standard. Likewise, we expect our critical partners and manufacturers to also follow ISO 13485 requirements. We are certified bi-annually by the global certification body NQA.