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CycloPure Press Release

Water Quality Expert Damian Helbling joins
CycloPure’s Scientific Advisory Board

ENCINITAS, CA (PR Newswire) October 5, 2016

Damian E. Helbling, Principal Investigator of the Helbling Research Group at Cornell University, has joined CycloPure’s Scientific Advisory Board. Helbling is a co-inventor of the company’s adsorption technology, and brings years of experience in the research and removal of trace contaminants from water resources. He joins the company’s scientific founder and MacArthur Fellow Will Dichtel on the Scientific Advisory Board.

“We are thrilled to have Damian on our team. His expertise in the detection and understanding of micropollutants in water environments will greatly enhance CycloPure’s efforts to make this important technology available to the public,” said Chief Science Officer, Will Dichtel.

“We are very fortunate to have the two leading experts in this technology help us introduce first ever treatment applications to remove contaminants and make water safe,” added CEO Frank Cassou.

Dr. Helbling was a co-author on the groundbreaking publication of the company’s adsorption technology in the January 14, 2016 edition of Nature. In 2015, Helbling conducted the first comprehensive study of micropollutants in the Hudson River, which was reported this July.

Contamination of water resources by micropollutants is a global health and environmental problem, with greatest risk to infants and unborn children who are most vulnerable to the toxic loads of these chemical compounds.  Advanced analytics have shown that trace organic compounds including residuals of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, detergents, and cosmetics, are persistent in water andretain toxic effect at extremely low concentrations.

CycloPure was formed to commercialize novel adsorption technologies pioneered in the lab of Will Dichtel at Cornell University. Dr. Dichtel is the Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry
at Northwestern University, and heads the Dichtel Research Group.

Using these technologies, CycloPure is developing a new class of highly adsorbent and sustainable materials for rapid removal of micropollutantsfrom water.The company’s water treatment technology can be incorporated into a variety of filtration products for domestic, industrial, hospital and municipal applications, including purification and conditioning.CycloPure is also developing the technology for use in functionalized fabrics to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other contaminants from air.

For more information about CycloPure, Inc. and our mission to make water safer with breakthrough adsorption technologies, please visit or follow CycloPure at, and

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