Purifying water is one of the great challenges facing society and now biotechnology is being used to improve water purification techniques. This is very important for removing pollution and producing water thst is safe to drink (desperately needed in poorer countries).
Aquaporin is a Danish company named after a protein that transports water molecules across a cell membrane and with these water channels water is purified 50% faster than conventional technology.
Aquaporins are key proteins for water transport in many organisms, including the natural filtration system of the human kidneys. In this sense, the company aims to produce water-filtering membranes that mimic cell membranes in nature.