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Nurturing the next generation of synthetic biologists with SynBIC

Henrik Hagemann, our CEO, retraced our footsteps at Imperial College London with SynBIC at its latest seminar on biomaterials. We shared on how biomaterials played a significant role in our journey from representing Imperial at iGEM 2014 to becoming a dedicated team of 8 at CustoMem. Henrik Hagemann, our CEO, at SynBIC’s latest seminar on biomaterials Speaking after the event, Henrik said: "It is always a pleasure to return to CustoMem's breeding ground at Imperial College, and very encouraging to meet the new generation of Imperial bioengineers. I revel in their enthusiasm and look forward to contribute to the London biotech ecosystem on future occasions." It was an honour to present alongs

Imperial Fringe Greenovate: The future of greener living

As part of the country’s first ever Green Great Britain week, Greenovate presented the brightest discoveries of sustainable technology and gave visitors a peek into a future of greener living. We were excited to share about our technology whilst being surrounded by other like-minded individuals working to address major environmental issues. It was good to see an interested audience attending the event. We enjoyed raising awareness among outspoken students, visitors, professors and retirees about Responsible Research & Innovation from a spinout perspective and the emerging concern of PFAS. Shayne, our business development executive, speaking to students about CustoMem’s Granular Media (CGM) S

In support of clean growth: CustoMem joins Imperial Fringe Greenovate

We’re thrilled to be part of this year’s Imperial Fringe Greenovate held on 18 October 2018. It aims to showcase the role that daring technology and innovation can play and will form part of the first ever Green Great Britain Week. Launched by the Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Green Great Britain Week is a nationwide campaign that brings together business and civic society to engage the wider public in the importance of tackling environmental concerns. Source: Imperial College London Imperial Fringe involves the free evening events where different themes are brought to life by the creativity of Imperial College students and staff through live demonst

CustoMem welcomes Chemical Engineer

We are pleased to welcome our new Chemical Engineer, Michelle Moyo, who will be responsible for optimising and running lab scale trials. Michelle will also be involved with the design and operation of CustoMem’s scaled-up bio-based materials manufacturing process. Michelle Moyo is a recent graduate who achieved a 1st class (hons) Masters in Chemical Engineering (MEng) from Swansea University with Associate membership at IChemE. She brings experience as a Quality Control scientist and is skilled in performing experiments, analysing data and optimising standard operating procedures. She is also well-versed in conducting cost benefit analysis and constructing P&ID’s for various processes. She i

CustoMem exhibits at WEFTEC 2018

Thanks to the support of Imagine H20, we have been given an opportunity to showcase our engineering technology at Water Environment Federation’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, also known as WEFTEC. As the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, it acts as a platform to showcase the industry’s latest innovative technology and service. Our Business Development Executive, Shayne Petkiewicz, presenting at WEFTEC’s “The CROC Tank” session CustoMem’s Business Development Executive, Shayne Petkiewicz, and Industrial Design Chemist, Dr. Katharina Reeh exhibited and presented in the Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC. With the positive responses received f

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