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Water Of Life® Began With An Audacious Goal:
To purify drinking water for the 1 billion people without it
In 2005, Water Of Life® began with the goal to extend safe-drinking-water access to everyone on Earth. Over the past several years, we’ve made significant progress towards that goal with the development of UVX™ — our breakthrough, ultraviolet-drinking-water-purification technology. UVX™ is a major milestone for our goal because it is substantially more (A) effective, (B) portable and (C) energy efficient than previous technologies. We believe UVX's™ technical superiority will enable us to purify drinking water for the billion people who live without it.
About The Founder
In 2005, Steve Yencho, Ph.D. founded Water Of Life, LLC.
Dr. Yencho holds (I) a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, (II) an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University and (III) a Ph.D. in Material Science & Engineering from Stanford University. In addition, Dr. Yencho was the Hewlett-Packard Fellow in the Precision Machinery Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Tokyo. His work experience includes several technical and managerial positions with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Caterpillar Tractor Company and the Institute of Defense Analyses.
Prior to starting Water Of Life, Dr. Yencho founded Cardica, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDC) — the world leader of implanted surgical connectors for coronary artery bypass graft surgeries, and Omeros Medical Systems (NASDAQ:OMER) — a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Furthermore, Dr. Yencho was the Assistant Director of Stanford's Rapid Prototyping Laboratory.