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CustoMem moves to the Imperial College Translation & Innovation Hub!

Happy to announce that CustoMem has moved to the Imperial College Translation & Innovation Hub in Imperial College's White City Campus. Our new space will include a expanded lab and office spaces. A big thanks to Stephania, Ben, Amanda and Elena for helping set-up the new lab space.

Synbio Startup in London Traps Difficult Water Toxins with Bacterial Membranes

This week we’re traveling to London, where a company started as a team participating in the well-known iGEM competition is working to make a reality of their project to clean toxic micropollutants from water with the help of bacteria. Mission: CustoMem is a startup using synthetic biology to create cellulose membranes to remove toxins from water. The technology can be used to create customized membranes that are selective for specific pollutants that are particularly difficult to remove using traditional methods, such as hormones or heavy metals. The young company has won several awards and has already started 3 commercial trials with industrial partners to test the membranes. So far, CustoM

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