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PuriTek Inc.

We are developing a robust water filter for use in developing countries with the capability of destroying bacteria and virus.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2006
  • Website

Company Summary

PuriTek Inc. is a research and development company focused around our patented and proprietary iodophor technology. We are designing a water filter for robust use in developing countries and disaster relief efforts. The patented iodine-nylon technology is capable of destroying resilient bacteria and viruses. This inexpensive and effective technology has high potential to revolutionize the sustainable personal water purification market.


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    Jack Abel
    Chief Scientific Officer

    Jack Abel is a former Chairman and Professor of Molecular Biology at Lehigh University. His current responsibility is for much of the research and development of PuriTek's technology.

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    John Matheu

    PuriTek co-founder has over 35 years of general management experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, primary with Pfizer Inc.

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    Ronald Krumm
    VP Marketing

    Ronald Krumm has years of experience in the field of chemistry, primarily with Pfizer Inc. His responsibilities include product development

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    Stephen Koslosky
    VP Finance

    Stephen Koslosky was associated with Arthur Anderson for 15 years and is currently self employed. Currently his focus is on product development and market opportunities.

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    Deniz Pamukcu
    VP Product Development

    Deniz Pamukcu graduated from Lehigh University in 2012 from the IBE Honors program with degrees in chemical engineering and business. Currently he is finishing his MEng degree in technical entrepreneurship. Deniz has taken ownership of the PuriTek water filter project and been given equity in PuriTek as compensation. Currently Deniz is overseeing all parts of the project, communicating with the team bi-weekly at minimum.

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    Gary McQuay
    Product Design Engineer

    Gary McQuay is an engineer at the Plastics Center at Penn College.

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    Hank White
    Chief Product Design Engineer

    Hank White is the director of the Plastics Center at Penn College.

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    Walter Ames
    Patent Attorney


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    Peter Hirshfield