CustoMem wins WLBA’s Tech Business of the Year 2019

February 14, 2019


At the 6th annual West London Business Awards (WLBA) held on 08 February 2019, CustoMem was awarded the Technology Business of the Year 2019.


The WLBA is the voice of business in North-West London; a total of 29 awards help to promote West London talent, entrepreneurship and drive to a national and global audience (West London Business, 2019a; 2019b). These awards showcase business excellences in West London that are centered around five themes: ‘Sector leadership’, ‘Sustainable & responsible business’, ‘Economic growth’, ‘Corporate leadership’ and ‘Individual leadership’ (West London Business, 2019b).


CustoMem wins Technology Business of the Year 2019 at the 6th annual West London Business Award


For CustoMem to win the award for Technology Business of the Year speaks volumes about its journey thus far. CustoMem’s journey in  biomaterials and the circular economy began in 2015 with success in  the world’s biggest science competition, IGEM hosted by MIT, in the field of synthetic biology. Since then, CustoMem has made significant advances developing water treatment solutions, the first product of which is patented CustoMem Granular Media (CGM). CGM possesses innovative, customizable properties that can be adapted to target and absorb individual micropollutants, treating industrial wastewater and improving environmental and human health.


CustoMem’s customers have also increased in number and satisfaction over the last few years. We now count a publicly listed French fashion company, one of the world’s largest US-based water tech companies, and a large chemical company among our partners. Each of these partnerships has been instrumental in increasing awareness about the CustoMem brand and has contributed significantly to CustoMem’s success as the Technology Business of the Year.


Our work would not have been possible without the support from Imperial White City Incubator and Central Working for laboratory facilities and office spaces. Thank you everyone for supporting us in this endeavor, and we will continue to reach for greater heights!




West London Business. (2019a). About Us. Retrieved from

West London Business. (2019b). Awards. Retrieved from


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