After successfully shipping four rounds of pre-orders, Molekule is now available to the public, offering relief to scores of asthma and allergy sufferers
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — July 19, 2017 — Today Molekule, the company behind the only molecular air purifier proven to destroy indoor pollutants, announces $10.1 million in Series A funding. Led by Crosslink Capital with participation from SoftTech VC, Translink Capital, and Foxconn, the round will be used to scale production, expand its team, and build out the product pipeline. Molekule is also announcing the device’s availability to the general public.
Our air quality is rapidly declining due to increasing industrialization and other environmental factors. While unhealthy for everyone, for the one in four allergy and asthma sufferers in the U.S., poor air quality can be debilitating — particularly since climate change and rising levels of pollution are shown to worsen such symptoms.
Developed by Dr. Yogi Goswami over the past 20 years, Molekule uses Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) nanotechnology to combat allergens, mold, bacteria, and airborne chemicals on a molecular level. Most notably, PECO is not just capturing, but actually destroying these pollutants, including those up to 1000x smaller than particulates trapped by traditional HEPA filters. The most microscopic of pollutants are volatile organic compounds (VOCs)–many of which are known carcinogens that concentrate in indoor air and negatively affect our health.
Molekule is the first PECO air purifier confirmed to eradicate microorganisms like mold, viruses, bacteria and harmful pathogens such as E.Coli. These claims have been tested and verified by third party laboratories like the University of Minnesota Particle Calibration Laboratory and University of South Florida Center for Biological Defense.
Unlike any other device on the market, Molekule:
- Has the ability to completely purify–and replace–the air in a 600 square foot room without the use of a high-powered fan, making it energy efficient and ultra quiet.
- Connects to Wi-Fi and uses machine learning to respond to the individual needs of each household, and can be controlled through an accompanying iPhone app.
- Has a clean and modern design, made from machined aluminum to fit seamlessly into any home, standing at 23 inches tall.
Dr. Goswami, a distinguished professor and the Director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida, has over 40 years of experience in education and research in the clean energy space and is passionate about using Molekule as a tool to alleviate the suffering associated with many respiratory illnesses.
“Having watched my son Dilip suffer from asthma as a child, I know firsthand the devastating effect these conditions can have for parents and sufferers,” said Dr. Goswami. “Existing solutions were not working to alleviate his symptoms, yet no one was trying to create something better. I developed PECO technology with Dilip and others like him in mind. After…