Wouldn’t it be cool if you could wipe away pollution with a sponge? Turns out you can, and a new company in Northeast has developed the technology to do it. A spinoff of a University of Minnesota research program, 15-employee Claros Technologies just recently moved into 1600 Broadway NE. This little group of scientists has come up with a way to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAs) from wastewater. It’s a major game-changer.
Front page coverage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Business section on May 27th, 2022 highlights the importance and enthusiasm around the recently announced partnership with the Kureha Corporation. "Claros Technologies, which last year raised $5.35 million in venture capital, has struck its first major agreement to scale its system to "capture, concentrate and destroy" PFAS chemicals from wastewater."
Claros is proud to be featured as the University of Minnesota celebrates the launch of its 200th Startup. The foundational patent technology was born at the University and was nurtured through the TechComm startup pipeline to be launched in 2018.
Claros Technologies announced its strategic partnership with Kureha America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kureha Corporation Japan to scale up a state-of-art technology that is capable of capturing, concentrating and destroying “forever chemicals” (PFAS) from wastewater. The comprehensive solution is able to capture and concentrate PFAS chemicals, then permanently break their carbon-fluorine bonds into safe, naturally occurring elements. Kureha will collaborate with claros to develop commercially feasible system and install the system for Asian markets.
Claros will be working on the development of novel functional textile using our proprietary Crescoating technology.
Congratulations to the Claros team on their recent publication in the journal Nature. The ZioShield technology and its antiviral capabilities is featured front and center.
The LOG3Mask receives an International Achievement Award for "Protective & Functional Apparel" from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). IFAI is a not-for-profit trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry.
Claros Technologies announced the closing of a $5 million Series A funding round led by Portland based 3x5 Partners.
A University of Minnesota spinoff is commercializing "green chemistry" solutions that combat coronaviruses as well as neutralize mercury and other industrial-born pollution.
The funding will be used to scale up the production of antiviral and antimicrobial personal protective equipment.