Company Profile

Cerahelix Inc
Profile last edited on: 4/2/2018      CAGE: 69LR5      UEI: ECZSQ69L8CM9

Business Identifier: Ceramic nanofiltration membrane: highly purified water under extreme conditions and at low pressure.
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20 Godfrey Drive
Orono, ME 04473
   (207) 299-3336
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02
County: Penobscot

Public Profile

Focused on developing water-purification technology filtering water at high purity and low pressure, Cerahelix, Inc. is developing low cut-off, high flux ceramic membranes offering faster, better, and longer filtration. The company has developed a breakthrough nanotechnology by combining DNA chemistry with industrial ceramics. The result is a ceramic nano-porous material with extremely small pore sizes (0.6 nanometers) – three times smaller than the best ceramic membranes today. The first application for this material is nanofiltration, which separates components at the molecular level providing high purity separations even under harsh conditions – such as extreme pH – conditions that may make other filtration and separation techniques unsuitable. Underpinng the firm's efforts is a patented DNA template providing nano-scale features that allows for highly efficient separations. The ceramic coating process create filters capable of removing contaminants 10 times smaller than other ceramic membranes. The combination of bramic filtration and nanofiltration creates new opportunities in the separation and recycling of chemical compounds that could not be previously processed by other filtration means. The world has embraced membrane treatment as the most reliable and proven technology for providing safe and high quality water to the growing global population and to industrial productions.

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Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2013 2 DOE $1,149,774
Project Title: High Flux Ti Nanofiltration Membrane for Efficient Processing of Bioproducts

Key People / Management

  Susan MacKay -- CEO

  Vardhan Bajpai -- Vardhan Bajpai is a Premium member VP Business Developmen

  James Banks -- Vice President Applications and Engineering

  Tracy Bantegui -- Vice President of Operations

  Karl Bishop -- CSO

  Blake Jarrell -- Office Manager

  Elise Kaserman -- Applications scientist

  Charles Tapley Jr -- Research Chemist

  John Voltz -- VP Business Development

  Jutta Von Dirke -- VP Business Strategy