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InPore Technologies, Inc

We provide Silapore™ particles, which provide unique and beneficial properties for all plastic resins across a broad range of applications.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Our patented ceramic particles are a platform technology for use as polymer additives, environmental clean-up absorbents, controlled release agents for personal care products, etc. Our primary focus is the $12.6B global membrane market, though we have made significant progress entering the $7.5B global flame retardant market. We are currently providing samples to more than one dozen collaboration partners/potential customers.


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    Gerald Roston

    Gerald Roston, PhD, PE, (CEO) has held CxO positions with six startups, senior engineering management positions with General Electric and American Science and Engineering (NASDAQ:ASEI), and has decades of experience leading interdisciplinary product development teams.

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    Thomas Pinnavaia

    Thomas Pinnavaia, PhD, (EVP/CSO InPore Technologies and University Distinguished Professor, MSU) is an internationally recognized expert in the area of inorganic materials chemistry, has more than 400 published journal articles, and is the recipient of national and international awards.

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    Michael Brooks
    VP Biz Dev

    Michael Brooks (VP Business Development) has more than 30 years of experience in the materials businesses, including 10 years as sales executive for automotive plastic suppliers, 15 years of products management for GR Plastics, and seven years in sales for Owens Corning.

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    George Levy
    Interim CFO


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    George Kuehn, Butzel Long
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    Gary Hessenaur, Hessenaur & Assoc

Previous Investors

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    Angel round (seven independents plus management): $560k
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    Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund: $250k