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  • 18-Sep-2018

NANOPEC

Abstract

"We don't make pharmaceuticals; we make pharmaceuticals safer"

About 4,500 drugs and devices are recalled from U.S. shelves each year, over 50% due to contamination. The recalls costs, over $55 B in

2017 alone, include production shut downs, lawsuits and brand rehabilitation costs. For high precision purification of

pharmaceuticals, and to avoid harm to patients, NANOPEC manufactures MetaPurex ceramic filters. Unlike commercial micron size filters, MetaPurex pores are smaller (nano-size), highly ordered, free from defects, and able to filter out ALL bacteria, including tiny mycoplasma (0.12 microns) and most common viruses.

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Who is your customer?

Our customers who face pharmaceutical contamination need high end filtration (ultra-filtration) solutions. NANOPEC's customers are biotech R&D and academic laboratories, pharmaceutical/biologic production facilities, and also bio-industrial companies who provide raw materials to bio-pharmaceutical companies.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Each year about 4,500 drugs and devices are recalled from U.S. shelves, 50% due to contamination. The FDA recall costs, $55 B in 2017 alone, include production shut downs, lawsuits and brand rehabilitation. For high precision purification of pharmaceuticals, and to avoid harm to patients, NANOPEC manufactures MetaPurex ceramic filters.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Unlike commercial micro-filters, MetaPurex nano pores are smaller (0.06 microns), highly ordered, free from defects, able to filter out ALL bacteria, including tiny mycoplasma (0.12 microns) and most common viruses. Its sturdy, ceramic, nano-structure can withstand high temperature and acid environments. It is free from internal voids where bacteria grow on commercial filters. It is a transparent material, compatible with laser optics for monitoring contamination.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Even for small R&D labs the cost of bacterial contamination containment approaches $100K/year. Existing commercial filters are at the root of the contamination problem given their random micron size pore structure that allows bacteria through. Switching from ineffective commercial filters to MetaPurex will bring significant savings to our customers. A reliable, validated, defect free, filter solution builds confidence in NANOPEC MetaPurex products.