Membrion, a spin-out from the laboratories of the University of Washington (UW), is a ceramic desalination membrane manufacturer that enables recovery of up to 98% of water in harsh environments.

Membrion makes recycling harsh industrial wastewater more affordable than turning on the tap.

Membrion was founded in 2016 by Greg Newbloom. The company is headquartered Seattle, Washington.


Membrion has developed breakthrough CeramIX® desalination membranes, which offer a cost-effective on-site option for removal of problematic metals, minerals, and salts, and help industry to achieve its zero discharge aspirations.


Membrion’s flexible, ceramic ion exchange membranes yield endless possibilities for water recovery, allowing manufacturers to recycle water at previously inaccessible pH ranges and with challenging trace chemicals.


Membrion's customers include leading global companies in energy, semiconductor, transportation, and food & beverage industries.


Membrion is backed by PureTerra Ventures, GiantLeap Capital, Safar Partners, Bellingham Angel Investors, WRF Capital, SeaChange Fund, Freeflow, and others. The company raised $7M in a Series B round on Jan 17, 2023. This brings Membrion's total funding to $21.4M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $21.4M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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