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Our Mission

Better water for life is the ultimate vision driving Nephros and the work that we do. We seek to improve the relationship between people and water, that mutual reliance between life and resource, which is so fundamental to each of us, and so deeply affected by availability and safety. 

In service of these goals, our mission is to provide leading, accessible technology and resources for advancing water quality. Our innovative filtration and pathogen detection solutions serve both the healthcare and commercial markets, demonstrating our commitment to producing clean, safe water to people worldwide.

In hospitals, acute care, and senior living facilities; hotels, restaurants, and convenience stores, our technologies make water better.

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Our Technology

Our leading water filtration and testing science, education, and outstanding customer support represent a comprehensive, integrated approach to water safety. We excel at identifying and retaining harmful contaminants; and bringing awareness to the risks, regulatory guidance, and opportunities for improvement as they pertain to water quality.

We are most known for our FDA-cleared infection control water filters, which effectively retain viruses, bacteria, and endotoxins with 0.005 micron / 5nm pore-size, hollow-fiber technology. Our exceptional water filtration technology is born from years of service in the field of dialysis, arguably the gold standard of all filtration.

Our History

Nephros was founded in 1997 with a focus on providing solutions for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) marketplace. ESRD is a chronic and incurable illness with limited treatment options. Outside of kidney transplants, the remaining alternative is Renal Replacement Therapy involving rigorous and systematic filtering of the blood. Patients facing ESRD rely heavily on filtration, and its efficacy is critical to survival. 

The expertise we have gained having started our business in the dialysis market has qualified us to serve as a trusted resource in water filtration for healthcare and commercial facilities. To this day, we continue to support dialysis patients with effective filters for dialysis water, leveraging the same hollow-fiber technology driving our infection control filtration solutions.

Our Business Composition

The Nephros business is comprised of three segments: water filtration, pathogen detection systems, and Specialty Renal Products, a majority-owned subsidiary of Nephros.

Water Filtration

Water filtration technology is our core business. We have a robust line-up of solutions that serve both healthcare and commercial markets.

In the healthcare space, we offer FDA 510(k)-cleared water filters for infection control in hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as for a range of dialysis machines.

Our commercial offerings support food service and beverage machines within hospitality, quick service restaurants, and convenience stores, to name just a few applications. In 2019, Nephros acquired Biocon 1, LLC and its affiliate Aether Water Systems, LLC (together, “Biocon”), as a bolster to our commercial water filtration lineup.

Pathogen Detection Systems

Our pathogen detection segment is a growing business which supports our capacity to offer a truly integrated approach to water safety. When we created our pathogen detection systems lab in Reno, Nevada, now recognized as a CDC Elite Lab, we established our ability to identify waterborne pathogens, thereby expanding support of our existing customers and new markets. Early detection of pathogenic issues in water allows for quicker remediation with FDA-cleared water filtration solutions.

With the launch of our PluraPath® Testing System in 2020, we introduced the ability to detect the most extensive list of CDC-noted, opportunistic waterborne pathogens in a single test on the market. Our test system leverages qPCR technology to detect pathogenic presence quickly and cost-effectively either on-site or in a lab. With the acquisition of GenArraytion, Inc. in 2021, we significantly augmented our testing capabilities, as we are now able to support testing of vector-borne pathogens in addition to waterborne pathogens.

Specialty Renal Products

Specialty Renal Products (SRP) is a development-stage company focused on the advancement of hemodiafiltration (HDF) technology for patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). SRP is committed to commercializing the second-generation Nephros HDF Assist Module, a device which recently received FDA 510(k) clearance to enable hemodialysis machines to also provide hemodiafiltration therapy.

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