Cerahelix designs and manufactures ceramic picofiltration products used for high purity filtration. Our filters meet our customers needs for energy and water conservation and they improve process efficiency for a wide range of industries.

A Brief History

Cerahelix was founded in 2011 by current CEO, Susan MacKay, Scientific Advisor, Karl Bishop, and Donald MacKay. The three founders combined their expertise in chemistry, biomaterials and business to launch a company with the goal of commercializing an innovative, bio-derived filter product. Cerahelix was quickly recognized as an innovator in its first year and was selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge accelerator.


Susan MacKay Ph.D.
Jutta v. Dirke CFA
Tracy Bantegui
VP of Operations

Tyler Kirkmann PE
Director of R&D



Richard SchotteMatthias WagnerSissi Liu
Dr. Karl BishopChinh PhamJeff Spaulding


MassChallengeNational Science FoundationDepartment of Energy