Some people hope that biodegradable plastics will be the solution for a lot of our problems; plastic soup, littering beside the road, having to separate household waste, etc. But what if it is not?
The Nano3Bio project aims to develop biotechnological production systems for nanoformulated chitosans. Chitosans are among the most versatile and most promising biopolymers and have excellent physico-chemical and material properties as well as a wide range of biological functionalities.
The ChitoBioEngineering project aims at establishing biotechnological ways of producing fully defined, partially acetylated chitosan oligomers. This will be achieved through genetic, metabolic, and enzyme engineering.