UK biomaterials company Modern Synthesis raises US$4.1M to build bacterial ‘bioweaving’ pilot facility to produce nanocellulose fiber from textile waste, starting up in Q3; process generates no waste, can replace animal-, petrol-based textiles, films

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LOS ANGELES , June 20, 2022 () –

UK-based Modern Synthesis, a biomaterials manufacturer, has raised US$4.1M to fund its bacterial ‘bioweaving’ technology, which produces nanocellulose fibers from textile waste, AgFunderNews reported June 1.

The company’s genetically modified bacteria feed on sugars from textile waste. The sugar is converted into nanocellulose, which the bacteria deposit onto robotically engineered scaffolds designed by the company’s technicians.

According to the company, it has already prototyped the upper portion of a shoe using their bioweaving process. The process takes roughly two weeks to complete.

Modern Synthesis plans to use the majority of its seed funding to establish a pilot manufacturing laboratory in London, which should be operating by Q3.

The primary source for this article is AgFunderNews, California, published on June 1, 2022. To read the original article, click here.

 

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