The current technologies of filtration, flocculation and centrifugation all add complexity and cost to the extraction of valuable products from microbial cultures. Particularly limiting the ability to upscale production.
The project offers a solution to the high production costs inherent in the current methods of sustainable bioproduction. Specifically focused on post bio-reactor dewatering of algae.
The novel technology was developed by a world leading high throughput microfluidics expert with experience working in heavy industrial engineering.
But where do we go with a new liquid-particle processing technology? Where is the greatest impact and benefit? It seemed like access to food, medicine and clean drinking water should sit at the top of the list. To make this happen, the team needed to include an equally skilled expert in Biology.