C-MOULD UPDATE: Bacterial Cellulose Production

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A short time ago C-MOULD the world’s largest collection of microorganisms for use in art and design acquired  two strains of Gluconoacetobacter xylinus, which produce  cellulose nanofibres when grown with sugar. These images of are of the first test run for  bacterial cellulose production. It’s an intriguingly tough yet flexible living  material. Impregnated with skin cells it might form a biocompatible scaffold for the synthesis of human skin or if the bacteria are allowed to grow through grains of sand it might form a type of BioConcrete for building.

4 thoughts on “C-MOULD UPDATE: Bacterial Cellulose Production

  1. Hi,

    I’d love to use one of your your images in an article I’m writing about scientific research using bacterial cellulose. Is that OK? I’d be happy to credit you.

  2. Hello simon,
    I’m filled with wonder by what your work show us from Nature and the way you practice it.
    I’m a scientist too who fell in love with Nature, because of beauty, because of architecture, because of diversity, because of harmony and self sustainability. I’m doing research and I would like to know more about you and your orga because I’m very interested.
    Thank you,

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