Sudoc has been recognized by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) as one of 10 Startups to Watch in 2021.
Sudoc touts itself as "a different kind of chemical company," with a mission to outperform toxic chemicals to remove them from the planet. Sudoc’s TAML catalysts are an offering designed to replace and eliminate toxic chemicals in a wide range of cleaning and environmental treatment applications.
“We are honored to be recognized by the experts at Chemical & Engineering News as a startup to watch in 2021," said a Sudoc Founder and CEO Roger Berry. "Sudoc is founded on a new, sustainable chemistry and committed to the long-term wellbeing of our planet. We are developing a range of products starting with Dot, our brand for cleaning products targeting difficult cleaning problems.”
The first Dot product aims to help restoration and remediation companies clean mold stains. Dot is touted as a faster and more sustainable solution that is easier for workers to use and, with dramatically less chemical content, less intrusive for the building owner.
“Sudoc’s chemistry can more efficiently address big market problems that are currently served by large volumes of chemicals," Berry added. "In addition to Dot cleaning products, we are working on industrial water treatment solutions under the brand Neat, a New Environmental Approach to Treatment, and solutions for mineralizing waste pharmaceuticals. The potential for our technology to transform the planet for the better is extraordinary and reflects the vision of Sudoc’s first investor, Hunter Lewis, a pioneering innovator and former CEO of Cambridge Associates LLC, whose Family Office has made a significant commitment and investment in Sudoc and its revolutionary technology.”
For over three decades, Dr. Terry Collins, Founder and Creator of Sudoc, Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for Green Science, and recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 1999, has led the development and related breakthroughs of TAML® catalysts, which have remarkable oxidation capabilities. Sudoc has an all-fields license agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (“CMU”) for IP related to the revolutionary invention.
Responding to C&EN’s recognition, Dr. Collins remarked, “It is an honor that Sudoc has been chosen to be part of this impressive list of companies, which are working to address pressing global issues by leveraging chemistry as a solution. Given an ever-expanding number of chemicals in use today, over 300,0001, we are thrilled to share how TAML catalysts yield faster and dramatically more active processes that have game-changing possibilities. It is critical for the health of the planet that we lessen the chemical burden that we are placing on all living beings, and I believe that Sudoc is aligned to a better and more sustainable future.”
Formed in 2020, Sudoc has operations in Cambridge, Mass., Charlottesville, Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa., Sudoc. Sudoc’s largest shareholder is a pair of trusts established by Sudoc founders Dr. Terry Collins and Dr. Pete Myers who are committed to serving the public good by using future financial returns from Sudoc to fund research into endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The term “endocrine disruption” was coined by Dr. Myers who was a Co-Author of the seminal book on the subject, "Our Stolen Future."
“It is critical we change the way we use chemicals," Dr. Myers commented. "Dr. Shanna Swan’s recently released book Countdown has reinforced the research that shows male fertility declining by 50% over the last 50 years. This trend extends to our future at an alarming rate. Endocrine disrupting chemicals are central to this decline in fertility. I helped launch Sudoc because I believe we can fundamentally change the way we use chemicals. The problem is so big that it demands a response equal to the challenge.”