Progressive vision on a trusted foundation
We’re making a big impact today, and have big plans for tomorrow.
Vandstrom is focused on harnessing protein through the application of high-performance membranes, providing greater value for today’s industry and laying the foundation for an evolutionary leap in separation technology.
With our nimble structure, our vertical focus, and our state-of-the-art facilities, we help our customers gain greater efficiency without compromising the purity of their end product.
To enhance industrial operations and the quality of life through separation science
To strive to be the most admired company in the industry, and one which attracts customers and talent through a reputation for excellence in all things
Our Core Values and Operating Principles
- Results Orientation
- Open Communication
- Continuous Learning
The vision of the biomimetic membrane is a manifestation of our intense focus on pushing boundaries in performance. At Vandstrom, we strive to be pioneers in the application of transmembrane proteins for industrial process separation – using the most efficient separation principle which has evolved over billions of years. I am reminded of a mantra of my grandfather, an engineer and industrialist, which applies perfectly to the pursuit of a biomimetic membrane: “if everyone can do it, we shouldn’t do it – but if no one can do it, maybe we have a shot”.
In our pursuit of the biomimetic membrane, we’ve developed novel and proprietary porous polymeric membranes, and we have in recent years integrated manufacturing operations around these products adjacent to our laboratories in Gaithersburg. I am proud of everything our team has achieved over the years and I am very excited about the opportunities ahead for Vandstrom.
Vandstrom is built on a pioneering philosophy and is driven by the experience of industry veterans and technologists.
President and CEO
“Working with a team to solve ‘unsolvable’ problems society faces has always been what motivates me. I’ve been fortunate to work with people from all over the world and with a variety of backgrounds, and being able to draw on that diversity is what has driven success in any organization I have been part of.”
Vice President, Corporate Development & Commercial Operations
Vice President, Research and Development
“Interdisciplinary research and development has always been my personal driver. Producing excellent state of the art membrane products is already somewhat complex, but combining classical membrane technology with novel polymer chemistry and biotechnology add at least one extra layer of complexity. Only by connecting curious minds with various backgrounds that these complex problems can be solved.”
Sr. Director of Product Management and Engineering
Director of Finance
Sr. Director of Business Processes
Applied Biomimetic founded
Debut of Ultrafiltration product
Field trials begin in food, dairy and industrial-scale life sciences
DairySep ultrafiltration product brand launched
First product sale to Dow Jones 30 industrial company
DairySep element receives USDA sanitary certification
Applied Biomimetic moves headquarters to Gaithersburg, MD
Facility expansion in Gaithersburg
Product and facility certification:
ISO 9001: 2015, Halal, and Kosher
Company renamed Vandstrom
Want To Join Vandstrom?
Your expert knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, proteins, polymer technology or commercial maturation of a high-tech product may help us help the world. We also value unique customer application knowledge of membranes and related products across industries where separation science is crucial to their operations.
At our site in Gaithersburg, Maryland, we are currently concentrating on research and development, product engineering, application testing, and manufacturing of our products.
We also have remote workers in many job functions contributing in very novel and modern ways. We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who are inspired by what we do and what we hope to achieve. Please send your resume and any relevant information (text document only) by email at email@example.com.