Albuquerque, NM--Filtravate, the anti-fouling filtration membrane company, has been awarded a $400,000 fellowship grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP).
The program enables Filtrate to have access to the expertise and resources at LANL to further Filtravate’s innovative platform technology for fabricating polymeric ultrafiltration membranes, targeting applications in biopharmaceutical processes, particularly monoclonal antibody (mAb) production. Through the two years program, Filtravate and LANL will work together to mature the advanced material manufacture technology from the lab scale to minimum viable product (MVP) samples pilot production scale, as well as to engage application industries to further validate/develop the business model and strategies.
“The access to LANL’s talents and resources are invaluable to further our advanced material technology, particularly at this stage of the product and company development.” says Yun Li, CEO
Since its founding in 2020, Filtravate has made significant strides in advanced membrane technology. The company has successfully developed membranes in the lab for viral filtration and protein concentration applications, with the first product currently undergoing scalable MVP development through LEEP. Filtravate also filed a new provisional patent and identified several co-development partners.
LEEP funding is a significant milestone for the company, validating emerging industry requirements and Filtravate's commitment to innovation in advanced filtration membrane technology.
Filtravate, Inc. is a membrane technology company developing and commercializing ultrafiltration membranes for applications in the bioprocessing and biopharmaceutical industries based on patent-pending technology exclusively licensed from New Mexico State University. Filtravate is a VIC Technology Venture Development portfolio company. For more information, please visit filtravate.com
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