DS03 - Stimuler le renouveau industriel

Core-shell macroporous foams for bacterial encapsulation – CellsInFoams

Submission summary

CellsInFoams uses an ice-templating technique (freeze casting) to develop bacteria-containing materials able to outperform the current solutions in soil bioremediation. The project aims at developing macroporous materials with precisely controlled morphology to encapsulate environmental relevant bacteria. These materials will be hybridized by coating with an inorganic layer to control the exchanges between the bioremediation platforms and the contaminated soils. The project will explore the interdependence between the materials processing conditions and cellular viability. Finally the biodegradation activity of the proposed remediation platforms will be assessed in aqueous and soil media. In parallel to such activity we will focus on the ice structuring mechanisms and its impact on bacterial encapsulation and viability. In summary, CellsInFoams addresses the problem of soil bioremediation by proposing a completely new strategy that combines elements from cell cryopreservation and materials processing into one, unique process.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Francisco Fernandes (Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LCMCP Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris

Help of the ANR 221,400 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2017 - 48 Months

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