Biotech – Bacteria Immobilization
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.
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%