BACTERIA

AS

BIOFACTORIES

We use selected bacterial species and strains as natural biofactories for the production of nanomaterials, becoming the core of our technology.

Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled prokaryotic organisms with typically a few micrometres in length, and a wide variety of morphologies, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. These microscopic living form were the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats, becoming a widely available raw materials.

  • Widely available
  • Self-improving

  • Self-sustained

  • Fast growing rate

DETOXIFICATION

AS THE

CORE

We use a natural mechanism of bacterial resistance to metal/metalloid ions-contaminated environments: detoxification, by which bacteria can naturally remove or reduce the presence of toxic elements within their environment.

Bacteria are able to neutralize toxic ionic forms in their environment by using various inherent metabolic and regulatory pathways that we have tailored and adjust to allow the production of different nanomaterials.

  • Physicochemically-modified detoxification process

  • Quick and straighforward process

  • Environmentally-friendly approach
  • Cost-effective synthesis process

BACTERIAL

SYNTHESIZED

NANOPARTICLES

We have developed a novel method to purify, isolate and partially modify nanomaterials as soon as they are produced by the different bacterial species or strains.

Different amount of the nanostructures are easily transform in a powder or an aqueous solution that are ready to be applied in different platform and/or settings. Bacterial nanoparticles have an unique chemical identity that is dependent on the bacterial raw material employed for the production.

  • Unique chemical identity
  • Variable range of sizes
  • Versatility in storage
  • High stability over time

ANTIMICROBIAL

AGENTS

Due to their unique chemical identity, the nanoparticles can be used as broad or specific-spectrum antimicrobial agents to deploy an in situ inhibition of bacterial proliferation and to control the spread of the bacterial disease without triggering a quick resistance to the treatment.

The nanoparticles can be applied to different settings with a dual effect: to prevent bacterial attachment and to disrupt and inhibit proliferation of the pathogens. To do so, the nanoparticles can be employed as sole therapeutics, nanocoatings or embedeed in organic and aqueous-like solvents for an easy applicability. Besides, they do not elicit a quick resistance to the treatment as happens with traditional antibiotics.

  • Selective or broad antimicrobial approach

  • Dual effect: prevention and treatment
  • No development of quick resistance
  • Environmentally-friendly antimicrobial