CageCapture: designing a molecule to filter out pollutants

CageCapture is a spin-off from the University of Liverpool, UK

Fresh air is big business. The worldwide market for air-purifying systems was valued at more than US$8 billion last year. And it is expected to grow by more than 10% annually over the next seven years, according to a report by the market research firm Grand View Research in San Francisco, California. The World Health Organization, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society all recognize that indoor air pollution is a significant threat to human health, contributing to cancer and lung disease. CageCapture, a company spun out of the University of Liverpool, UK, is looking for a share of the air-purifier market with a technology designed to grab pollutants from the air. View more here