Kiralis Technologies Ltd

Kiralis Technologies Ltd is developing a commercial-level application for separating chiral molecules with only minor modifications for each class of racemic solution in order to achieve a high-purity repeatable product. The technology targets racemic solutions that are not separated in the pharmaceutical, pesticide, herbicide, flavor, or fragrance markets.

This process was enabled by the discovery of chiral-induced spin selectivity by Professor Naaman from the Weizmann Institute and Professor Paltiel from the Hebrew University, who discovered a phenomenon they defined as chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS). In a May 2018 article in Science, they demonstrated how the CISS effect could be exploited to separate enantiomers in a racemic mixture through the application of a magnetic field.