Dec 28, 2017 - CycloPure begins shipments of test quantities of its High-Affinity Cyclodextrin Polymers

CycloPure has announced that it has begun shipments of its CD-MP high-affinity cyclodextrin polymer (HACP) adsorbent to its manufacturing, distribution, and application development partners. The material, fabricated at CycloPure's research and technology center in Skokie, IL, is available in up to kilogram quantities to companies that are members of CycloPure's Strategic Partnership Program.

July 18, 2017 - CycloPure awarded SBIR Grant from National Science Foundation

CycloPure, Inc. announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant in the amount of $225,000. The company will use these funds to continue the development and scale-up of its high affinity polymer, CD-MP, for use against micropollutants in water treatment applications.   More

July 1, 2017 - CycloPure's Will Dichtel Films Episode on THE SHOW ABOUT SCIENCE (With Nate)

Dr. Will Dichtel, Chief Science Officer discusses organic chemistry on The Show About Science with Nate.  Dr. Dichtel heads the Dichtel Research Group at Northwestern University, where he is currently the Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry. On this episode of TSAS,Will talks to Nate about his work and gives Nate a tour of his organic chemistry lab.   More

June 20, 2017 - CycloPure demonstrates superior performance in removal of micropollutants

In another milestone development, CycloPure, Inc. announced that its micropollutant polymer, CD-MP, outperformed activated carbon in the removal of micropollutants from water in a new head-to-head study. The superior performance of the company’s polymer formulation was reported on May 30th in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Science & Technology. More

May 31, 2017 - CycloPure announces new material for removal of PFOA and PFOS from water.

CycloPure, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a first-ever adsorbent material that removes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) from water to below Federal and State limits. The breakthrough performance of this new material for PFOA removal was reported today in the Journal of American Chemical Society.  More

April 19, 2017 - CycloPure receives patent for breakthrough water treatment technology

CycloPure, Inc., a leader in the innovation of new technologies to remove trace contaminants from water and air, announced today that US Patent No. 9,624,314 has been issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent provides broad coverage of CycloPure’s proprietary cyclodextrin-based absorbent materials and fabrics, as well as methods of using these new materials in applications ranging from purification of water and air, functionalization of fabrics, and other chemical separations of importance. More

April 10, 2017 - CycloPure co-founder Will Dichtel presented with ACS Doolittle Award.

CycloPure, Inc. announced today that co-founder and Chief Science Officer Will Dichtel has been presented with the Arthur K. Doolittle Award for his paper titled “Porous Cyclodextrin Polymers for the Rapid Removal of Organic Pollutants from Water.”  The award is given by the American Chemical Society for the best paper presented in a PMSE symposium at the 252nd ACS National Meeting. Will joins a prestigious group of prior recipients of the Dolittle award, including Northwestern colleague and 2016 Nobel Laureate Fraser Stoddart.
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Nov 16, 2016 - CycloPure Announces Bonding of Adsorbent Polymers into Textiles

CycloPure, Inc. today announced a major advance in its breakthrough adsorption technology - the ability to bond its polymers into textiles. Using this process, the company is now able to infuse its highly adsorbent materials into textile fibers to functionalize fabrics. As first reported in the January 14, 2016 edition of Nature, CycloPure has developed proprietary materials with superior adsorption that rapidly remove pollutants and other contaminants in the treatment of water. The functionalization of fabrics greatly expands the use of the company’s adsorption technology to remove VOCs and contaminants from water and air, enabling the development of innovative textiles and fiber materials, such as water purification membranes, odor controlling fabrics, respirators and other protective materials. The nature of the augmented fabric is unchanged, and can be used with existing manufacturing techniques and equipment.

Nov 14, 2016 - QUALCOMM Co-Founder Harvey White joins CycloPure board of directors.

CycloPure, Inc. today announced that Harvey P. White has joined its Board of Directors. White has enjoyed a career of innovation, launching numerous successful technology companies. As a co-founder, director, and President of QUALCOMM, Inc., he was a leader in formulating strategy and managing business activities. At QUALCOMM, Harvey and his co-founders invented wireless technologies that today power mobile networks around the world, and grew the business into a $100 billion global enterprise. White was the founding Chairman and CEO of Leap Wireless, which built cellular networks in the US and internationally. Its Cricket Wireless is the sixth largest mobile provider in the U.S., and was the first carrier to introduce “unlimited” service; now the industry pricing formula.

“Harvey brings proven ability to introduce new technologies and define winning business models. His success in commercializing enabling technologies will be of great value. We will draw on that experience as we look to do the same with CycloPure’s novel adsorption technologies,” said CEO Frank Cassou. “I am thrilled to continue our 25-year relationship; it will be great to have him roll up his sleeves with us.”

April 6, 2018 - CycloPure co-founder Will Dichtel awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

CycloPure, Inc., a developer of next-generation water purification adsorbents, announced today that co-founder and Chief Science Officer Will Dichtel has been awarded a 2018 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Will joins an exceptional group of 173 scholars, artists and scientists.   More

Mar 26, 2018 - CycloPure awarded $149,000 SBIR grant by National Institutes of Health

CycloPure, Inc., a developer of next-generation water purification adsorbents, announced today that the National Institutes of Health has awarded the company a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant in the amount of $149,000. The company will use the funds to accelerate development of its CD-PFAS High-Affinity Cyclodextrin Polymer (HACP) adsorbent that safely removes hazardous perfluorinated (PFAS) compounds in drinking water and waste water treatment applications.  More

Feb 5, 2018 - CycloPure Hires Dr. Jason Spruell to Commercialize Firm's Invention of Breakthrough Polymer Adsorbents.

CycloPure, Inc., a developer of next-generation water purification adsorbents, announced the hiring of Dr. Jason Spruell as its new Vice President of Commercial Development. Dr. Spruell will lead CycloPure’s efforts to commercialize its breakthrough High-Affinity Cyclodextrin Polymers (HACPs) for use in the water treatment, industrial separation, and textile application markets.   Prior to joining CycloPure, Dr. Spruell served in technology and market-facing roles at Eastman Chemical and Milliken & Company, where he worked with customers across the supply chain to develop polymer-based materials. More
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