ROYAL OAK – Alexa Jones, co-founder and CEO of TheraB Medical, a Michigan State University spin-out, is an early stage wearable technology for infant jaundice. This medical device, available in hospitals and for home care, uses light to treat infant jaundice, that affects up to 60 percent of new borns. The product, Snuglit, has the blue-light technology embedded into it, using high intensity light therapy.

The interview is done by Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, which has helped TheraB Medical to advance so quickly. You can learn more about SnugLit and see photos at

Alexa is a graduate of the Honors College at Michigan State University with a degree in Biosystems Engineering (2014). It was while she was a student at MSU that she and two other students invented SnugLit. She was previously an R&D engineer at DePuy Orthopedics and performed cancer-related orthopedic research at the University of Wisconsin.

After graduation, Alexa spent nearly two years as an analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. In late 2015, she finally gave in to her passion for entrepreneurship and bringing SnugLit to market.

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