SiMPore Inc.

Location:14586, US
Speaker:Thomas Gaborski
Title:Co-Founder and Vice President
Primary Industry:Pharma & Biotech
Executive Summary:SiMPore is a seed-stage company commercializing a breakthrough technology for the separation and purification of biomolecules and other nano-sized particles. SiMPore’s porous nanocrystalline silicon membrane (pnc-Si) has attracted considerable worldwide attention following the recent report of its discovery in the journal Nature. Current membrane technologies are far from ideal because they non-specifically trap and bind molecules, cannot separate molecules of similar size, and do not permit recovery of molecules passed through the membrane. As a result, there is a large demand for new membrane technologies that overcome these problems. The extreme thinness and robust nature of SiMPore’s proprietary pnc-Si membrane material overcomes these limitations, enabling the highest filtration efficiency of any molecular-scale membrane-filter. It is the first and only membrane that allows separation and recovery of closely sized molecules and wafer-level manufacturing is scalable and readily customized. SiMPore intends to capture the value of this technology through a combination of direct sales and licensing diverse products for multiple markets, including laboratory filtration ($500 million) and biomanufacturing filtration ($1.3 billion). Application of SiMPore’s technology in these markets will revolutionize the methods by which critical biomolecules are separated and purified.
Venture is:Seed Level


Corporate Presentations:

  • Air Products
  • BASF
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Genzyme
  • Goodrich
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Honda
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Sanyo

Reserved Presentations:

  • ExxonMobil
  • IBM

Partnering Events:
(full access included)

Platinum Sponsor

University of Hawaii

Press Sponsor

Business Wire

Commercialization Partner



Invest Australia AzTE Technology Enterprises

Media Sponsors

(joint with Nanotech 2007) Nature
Red Herring

Supporting Organizations

Boston University
Midwest Research University Network


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