High Performance Ultrafiltration: Launch NY’s Entrepreneur of the Week

March 4, 2015

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High Performance Ultrafiltration

TeraPore TeraPore Technologies, Inc. produces cutting edge filters for the purification of high value proteins manufactured by the biopharmaceutical industry. Founded in 2013 as a Cornell University spinout, TeraPore’s patented technology solves many of the challenging separations issues faced by protein developers and manufacturers. Existing filters used for protein separations are slow and suffer from broad pore size distributions. In contrast, TeraPore’s unique filters combine high-throughput, high-resolution features to enable faster, cheaper, and more efficient protein production. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, TeraPore is the recipient of multiple grants from both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to support product development and technology commercialization.

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Who is TeraPore?

Rachel Dorin Co-Founder & CEO

Rachel DorinRachel Dorin is TeraPore’s Chief Executive Officer and company co-founder. She is co-inventor of TeraPore’s core technology and received her PhD from Cornell University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2013. Her research focused on the application of self-assembling materials to separations applications, which led to the birth of TeraPore Technologies. At Cornell Rachel received a minor in business from the Johnson Graduate School of Management and spearheaded the Technology Entrepreneurship @ Cornell organization, which seeded her passion for bridging the gap between science and business. Dr. Dorin was the recipient of Cornell’s McMullen Fellowship as well as a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

 

Our Apologies to Joe Neiman, Founder & CEO of ACV Auctions (acvauctions.com), last week’s Entrepreneur of the Week. We inadvertently spelled his name incorrectly. divider.png

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