Who we are
ViaeX is a seed-funded Bay Area start-up with a mission to deliver high-performance sustainable materials.
We are developing a platform that utilizes chitosan, an abundant biowaste that has been shown by researchers in leading universities across the world to be a material with enormous applicability. Our proprietary methods for modifying the chemical and morphological properties of chitosan allow us to unlock the potential of the world’s second most abundant natural polymer. Our trade secret, novel, surface modification techniques enhance the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of our materials to ensure, durability, robustness, and sustainability of our products.
Chitosan naturally exhibits antimicrobial activity and an affinity for heavy metals. We are taking advantage of these properties by processing the polymer into highly energy-efficient filtration membranes. Our membranes catch bacteria and kill them on the spot, preventing them from proliferating into a biomass that will significantly reduce the lifespan of the filter and potentially lead to second contamination downstream.
Through this approach of using a biowaste as a source material, ViaeX intends to change the way manufacturers approach product development. By providing filtration solutions that are both efficient and economical, we are reducing pressure on our natural resources and leading the way to a brighter, cleaner future.