Our story, as told by Corinne

"In the summer of 2013, I joined a research team to field test a new water purification method in rural South Africa, and our test results were astounding! Over the next year, I became inspired (and a bit obsessed) with the potential uses of nanotechnology for water purification. I formed a small team at Carnegie Mellon University to develop our first 50 or so iterations to use this technology. That’s how I met Uriel and first experienced his amazing design skills.

I knew the technology had amazing market potential, and I’ve learned that the most sustainable and large-scale changes in the world normally happen for economic reasons. So in the summer of 2014, we incorporated Rorus, a for-profit startup venture, to test, manufacture, and scale this filter and our other innovative design ideas for humanitarian needs. We joined the AlphaLab Gear accelerator program for hardware startups, and started working while we were still finishing our degrees.

Since leaving CMU and getting our technology out into the world, the progress has been exhilarating. We all look forward to seeing our filters used around the world very soon."

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The Filter Pack removes viruses, bacteria, and protozoa to WHO protective standards for one year for a family. It also reduces arsenic, heavy metals, turbidity, and some pesticides. It filters instantly with no measurements or added chemicals. It has no added taste, and flows fast enough for on demand drinking water without storage.