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Molekule’s mission is to deliver clean air to everyone, everywhere.

Meet Molekule’s founders.

Molekule was founded out of a critical need to address the adverse impacts of polluted air, a void in the market for purification, and with the goal of using the power of science to destroy indoor air pollution. 

As a child, President, co-founder & CTO Dilip Goswami suffered from debilitating asthma and allergies. Frustrated with the lack of available remedies for Dilip’s conditions, his father Dr. Yogi Goswami (Chief Scientist, co-founder) turned to science to address a key culprit: dirty indoor air. Through 25 years of intense scientific research, Dr. Goswami and his research team created a new breakthrough purification technology: PECO (Photo Electrochemical Oxidation), the technology now powering all Molekule air purifiers.

Seeing the role that science played in her brother Dilip’s life, and experiencing the effectiveness of the technology herself, Jaya Rao (co-founder) was also inspired to share PECO technology with the world. Together, the pair of Stanford-educated engineers co-launched Molekule in 2014. Now they, along with the entire Molekule team worldwide, are on a mission to harness the power of science to improve lives and solve some of the world’s greatest problems, beginning with indoor air pollution.

The Molekule story

A scientist’s desire to help his son

As a professor at the University of Florida, Dr. Yogi Goswami develops a new clean air technology, photo electrochemical oxidation (PECO), to try to address the adverse impacts of polluted air.

Putting PECO to the test

PECO technology undergoes rigorous testing at the University of Florida and University of South Florida to measure the destruction of various pollutants. As a professor at these institutions, Dr. Goswami publishes over 23 reports on his findings.

PECO Technology White Paper >
Ozone Emission Test Report >
VOC Mixture Reduction Test Report >

Launching Molekule

Dr. Goswami’s mission is carried on by his children, Dilip and Jaya, and Molekule is born. Molekule Air, the first air purifier to destroy pollutants at a molecular level, sees major success across the US, earning awards and acclaim for helping people transform their lives.

Launch of Air Mini

Molekule Air Mini arrives: powerful purification for smaller rooms under 250 sq. ft. With the same breakthrough PECO technology as Molekule Air, Air Mini works standalone in small spaces or in tandem with Air to bring pollutant destruction to the entire home.

Meet Air Mini >

Air Pro RX rolls out

Molekule launches its first medical-grade, FDA-cleared purifier, Air Pro RX. The 510(k) Class II medical device starts deploying to operating rooms and other critical or high-traffic areas in healthcare facilities for added frontline protection. In addition, it also meets all applicable performance criteria in FDA guidelines for use in reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare settings.

Meet Air Pro RX >

Launch of Air Mini+

Molekule Air Mini+ arrives and immediately goes to work delivering particle sensing and pollutant destruction. With the new Auto Protect mode that auto-adjusts the fan to dirty air, Mini+ gives Molekule their clearest look ever at their home indoor air.

Meet Air Mini+ >

Air Pro gets to work

Air Pro launches for homes and businesses. With 3x more airflow, advanced particle detection, and the pollutant-destroying power of PECO technology, Air Pro finds a home in businesses, including schools, restaurants, and more.

Meet Air Pro for home >
Meet Air Pro for business >

Molekule goes to Japan

With growing global demand for its technology, Molekule launches Air Mini+ in Japan by partnering with Sourcenext, a market maker for brands in the Japanese market.

Read press release >
Visit Molekule.jp >

Molekule goes to India

Molekule launches Air Mini in India through the Amazon marketplace.

Read press release >
Visit Molekule India >

Jaya Rao on Inc. 2020 Female Founders 100

Molekule CEO Jaya Rao is named to Inc.’s third-annual Female Founders 100 list celebrating the game-changing women of 2020.

See the full list of amazing women >

Air Mini+ supports Apple HomeKit

Molekule adds HomeKit compatibility to Air Mini+, which becomes available on apple.com and Apple stores across the U.S. & Canada.

Get Mini+ at Apple.com >

Molekule goes to Korea

With growing global demand for its technology, Molekule launches Air Mini+, Air Pro & Air Pro RX in Korea both online and in retail stores across the country.

Visit Molekule.kr >

Molekule names CDO

Molekule names one of its first employees, VP of Design Peter Riering-Czekalla as its first Chief Design Officer, to reflect the cemented position of design as a pillar of the company.

Meet Peter >

Molekule releases game-changing virus results

Testing demonstrates Molekule’s air purification technology inactivates H1N1 flu virus & coronavirus strains. Testing was completed on bovine and porcine coronavirus strains and indicates up to 99.99% inactivation of viral particles with PECO technology.

Go behind the testing >

Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

Molekule air purifiers become one of the eligible purchases the $54.3B CRRSA grant covers. Enacted in December 2020, it now includes localized air quality protection available for both public & private K-12 schools.

Get the guide on reopening schools >

Air Mini & Air Mini+: FDA-cleared

Molekule announces FDA 510(k) clearance for Air Mini & Air Mini+ as Class II medical devices for medical use to destroy bacteria and viruses. This clearance makes Air Mini & Mini+ Molekule’s first FDA-cleared products for medical use in the home.

Explore FDA-cleared Mini >

Helping 4000 local businesses reopen

Molekule launches a giveaway program, donating $1.5M+ in product to support small businesses reopening with cleaner air. Through customer nominations, businesses can receive a free Air Mini purifier to help purify the air for customers & staff.

Nominate a business >

Molekule Appoints Jonathan Harris as Chief Executive Officer

Leading air purification company welcomes consumer tech veteran to usher in next era of growth following a year of global expansion and rapid momentum

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We envision a world with clean air in every room, in every home.

We’re committed to a future of clean air.

The entire team – employees, partners, investors – share a deep commitment to building a new future of clean air around the world. Twenty-five years of scientific research led us to where we are today. By working together, there’s no limit to what we can achieve in the next 25 years and beyond.

Beyond in-home air purification

Indoor air can be up to five times dirtier than outdoor air, and the World Health Organization believes 9 out of 10 people around the world breathe polluted air. That’s why we are committed to expanding the benefits of PECO technology beyond the home: to hospitals, schools, businesses, and even public transportation.

Let’s solve some of the world’s greatest challenges together.

We’re always looking for talented people who are passionate about leveraging science, technology, and a superior customer experience to create a better world. Join us, and be part of something bigger.


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