Our co-founder Scott Smith, a Harvard Business School graduate, invented the open-cell foam technology back in 2000 for use by the US Military to help protect soldiers from chemical warfare agents.
In 2010 the technology was approved, used, and endorsed by BP America in the cleanup of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It has since been used to remove oil and other contaminants from water in over 60 natural disasters globally.
This open-cell foam technology was validated by CDC ELITE labs in 2018, for water sampling for pathogens and since then has been used by Homeland Security and the State of Florida to help mitigate the effects of harmful algal blooms.
To put it plainly, this technology has been proven to block and trap harmful pathogens and that's why Scott and his technology were called to help by medical experts when frontline healthcare workers were experiencing issues with medical-grade N95's to try and filter out pathogens.