Biotech – Bacteria Immobilization


The Problem

In the biotech industry, it is often required to immobilize bacteria for a wide range of applications. For one of our customer, it was desired to immobilize an aroma producing bacteria (E. coli) for further processing. The challenge was to capture as much bacteria as possible using an immobilisation support.

Our Solution

Materium suggested the use of MAT540 hollow silica microsphere for Bio-Application. As much as 60% of the bacteria (E. coli) was captured using 8 % microspheres (mass/volume). The bacteria immobilization was considered very efficient by our customer.


Bacteria (E. coli) immobilized


Bacteria immobilized : 60%


Easily dispersed

No process perturbation

Bacteria immobilization

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