NanoH2O, Inc., manufacturer of the most efficient and cost effective reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for desalination, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The company was selected from among twelve other finalists for playing an important role in enhancing the economic competitiveness of the Los Angeles region.
"This special award program was created with the vision to honor and acknowledge the people and organizations that continue to stretch the boundaries," said Matthew Toledo, Publisher and CEO of Los Angeles Business Journal. "[The award is named after] Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a local example of a passionate entrepreneur who is emblematic of how the innovative spirit drives economic value. Congratulations to this year's thirteen finalists – each of whom continues to inspire us and provide invaluable contributions to keeping Los Angeles at the forefront of innovation."
"It is an honor to be included in this year's group of leading Los Angeles-based innovators who continue to push the envelope. NanoH2O is certainly an L.A. story with its roots from University of California, Los Angeles, research and the team filled with many talented scientists and engineers from the local community," said Jeff Green, CEO of NanoH2O. "Our nanocomposite membrane technology is the first significant change to reverse osmosis membrane chemistry in over twenty years. Over the last eighteen months, we have demonstrated the ability to significantly lower energy consumption, increase water production and reduce plant footprint in more than fifty desalination plants across six continents. By making desalination more efficient, we are delivering on our company's mission to combat global water scarcity."
About NanoH2O, Inc.
NanoH2O, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that lower the cost of desalination. Based on breakthrough nanostructured materials and industry-proven polymer technology, NanoH2O's QuantumFlux membranes dramatically improve desalination energy efficiency and productivity. QuantumFlux seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes, Standard 61 certified by NSF International for the production of drinking water, deliver the highest flux and the highest salt rejection of any SWRO membrane on the market. QuantumFlux membranes are available in standard 8-inch (20 cm) diameter elements that fit easily into new and existing desalination plants, purifying water from a broad range of sources with improved productivity and water quality.