Member - PakVitae

PakVitae is a multi-million dollar clean water technology startup based in Pakistan.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2016
Company Size 14
Member Type
Founders Shayan Sohail, Arslan Ahmed & Usama Tanveer
Headquarters Karachi, District de Karachi-Sud, Sind 75600, Pakistan
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PakVitae is the pioneer of ERM polymeric membrane technology which significantly increases the efficacy, longevity and simplicity of water purification systems. We have developed the world's first intrinsically antimicrobial ultrafiltration membrane (patents filed and pending). This innovation prevents biofouling in membranes and increases their lifetime several folds. In addition, our ultrafiltration membranes offer protection against all harmful, waterborne viruses, bacteria and protozoa due to our 20nm pore size. Hence, membranes which previously required frequent maintenance and replacement can now be deployed in homes to last up to 2 years. This fundamentally changes the economics and life cycle of water filters for use at home or outside. PakVitae is currently valued at $22M and has raised a multimillion dollar funding round from within Pakistan, the largest investment by a local investor to date.
Headquarters Karachi, District de Karachi-Sud, Sind 75600, Pakistan

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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