Cyclopure based out of the Illinois Science + Technology Park in Skokie, Illinois was named in C&EN’s annual list of startups to watch.

CycloPure is a materials science company and a leader in water purification technologies.  The company’s line of DEXSORB adsorbents are based on breakthrough technology that converts renewable, corn-based cyclodextrins into highly adsorbent materials engineered to safely strip away hundreds of micropollutants, including perfluorinated compounds (PFOA and PFOS), pesticides, and pharmaceutical compounds from drinking water.

In September Cyclopure announced a $1 million SBIR Phase II grant.

Click here to read C&EN’s 10 Star-ups to Watch