Sudoc LLC has been selected as one of the top ten bioinspired startups for 2022 by the Biomimicry Institute to participate in this year’s Ray of Hope Prize program. The Biomimicry Institute’s annual program identifies the top ten nature-inspired startups worldwide and cultivates their growth by providing sustainable business training, communications support, and opportunities for non-dilutive funding.

As part of its nomination, Sudoc will take part in a 10-week virtual accelerator program and compete to receive the $100,000 grand prize as well as additional equity-free funding. 

 "Sudoc was selected to take part in this year's Ray of Hope Prize program because of their commitment to solving systemic environmental and social issues, such as the pervasive use of endocrine disrupting cleaning agents and the increasing need for global wastewater treatment,” said Jared Yarnall-Schane, innovation director at the Institute.

Sudoc’s involvement in the Biomimicry Institute’s Ray of Hope program will support the continued expansion of its NewTAML chemistry. TAML molecules, which were developed by scientists examining how enzymes work in the human liver, represent a new class of catalysts that make commonly available oxidants, such as hydrogen peroxide, exponentially more reactive and effective.

The Ray of Hope Prize nomination comes after Sudoc was recognized by Fast Company as a 2022 World Changing Ideas earlier this year. In November 2021, Sudoc was named a Top Ten Start-Up to Watch by leading industry publication, Chemical & Engineering News. The awards highlight considerable momentum for the company and its vision to create chemistry in balance with nature.

“Nature has always been our inspiration,” said Sudoc founder Terry Collins, “Because the global chemical enterprise has flooded our lives with such an extreme volume of chemicals, we are seeing the effects in decreased fertility, increased disease states, and impacted developmental functions. This trend has to be stopped. Sudoc is our answer to this problem.”