Leaders in UVC
Dimer has been a leader in UVC innovation since 2012; Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg, an orthopedic surgeon, was inspired to start the company after attending his daughter’s club volleyball match during the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. It was there he noticed players were instructed not to shake hands in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, yet all the players touched the same volleyball.
Inspired by the utilization of UV disinfection deployed in his operating rooms, Dr. Kreitenberg invented a device to rapidly disinfect sports balls, leveraging the same reliable germicidal lights with which he had become familiar in his medical practice. This invention quickly garnered attention and was later utilized in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. From there Dr. Kreitenberg quickly turned his attention to airplanes: the primary vector for the international spread of H1N1 and other germs.
Dr. K and his son, Elliot ‘Mo’ Kreitenberg, began to build different applications under patented designs that Dimer holds in the US, EU, and Japan.
Different areas of focus presented themselves, and varying levels of success were met with products such as the GermRover, for the International Space Station, and the GermNinja – a UVC disinfection solution for sports balls that a wide range of organizations adopted, from the USA Women’s Volleyball Team to the UCONN basketball teams.
With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dimer began to garner significant attention from national media outlets such as Forbes, CNBC, etc.
Dimer has signed a strategic global partnership agreement with Honeywell with the goal of deploying Dimer’s revolutionary technology between each flight around the world while simultaneously scaling up manufacturing of our UVHammer product line – perfect for everything that doesn’t fly.
Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg, MD, FACS Chief Innovation & Technology Officer
Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg, MD, FACS
Chief Innovation & Technology Officer
Dr. Kreitenberg is a 30-year Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with degrees from UCLA and UC San Diego. Dr. K serves as a professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine and is a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and AIAA Life Sciences Technical Committee. He is currently a full-time orthopedic surgeon in private practice. Dr. Kreitenberg holds numerous U.S. patents. GermFalcon is his second invention applying UVC for disinfection. In 1991, Dr. Kreitenberg was a finalist in NASA’s U.S. Astronaut Selection Program.
Elliot M. Kreitenberg Co-founder & President
Elliot M. Kreitenberg
Co-founder & President
Wall Street came calling as Elliot was finishing business school but after finding his inventor father tinkering with a remote-controlled well-lit robot, Elliot familiarized himself with Ultraviolet-C and infection control strategies. The father-son duo cofounded Dimer in 2014. Elliot’s educational emphasis focused on economics and business development, paired with postgraduate experience in infection prevention and control, constructing unique expertise in international infection prevention. Prior to joining Dimer, Elliot worked in business development at two of the largest beverage distributors in the United States. Elliot has degrees in Business-Management and Economics.
Melissa Carr, JD Director & General Counsel
Melissa Carr, JD
Director & General Counsel
Melissa started her career in Los Angeles at the litigation firm of Lynberg & Watkins. She then joined the legal team at Litton Industries where her portfolio focused on government contracting and compliance in the aerospace/defense contractor space. Just before joining Dimer, Melissa was an attorney working for the Anti-Defamation League, a national civil rights and human relations organization. In January 2015, Melissa joined Dimer as director and general counsel. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in communications and business administration from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law.