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Fermented wastes have been demonstrated to be adequate sources for polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production using mixed microbial cultures (MMC). In general, MMC processes are focused on the production of co-polymers containing 3-hydroxybutyrate (HB) and 3-hydroxyvalerate (HV), which limits the range of polymer properties and aplications. This study...
The process involving mixed microbial cultures (MMCs) and waste-based substrates emerged as an alternative solution to reduce the market price of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). The selection of an efficient MMC that displays a significant PHA accumulation potential and a high growth rate is considered a key factor for the MMC PHA production feasibil...
In the present study, a new poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) [P(3HB-co-3HV-co-3HHx)] terpolyester with approximately 68 mol% of 3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB), 17 mol% of 3-hydroxyvalerate (3HV), and 15 mol% of 3-hydroxyhexanoate (3HHx) was obtained via the mixed microbial culture (MMC) technology using fruit pulps as fee...
Although many delivery systems have been proposed to improve drug permeation through the skin, all of them suffer from several limitations. This drives a continuous search for innovative systems that can provide safe and effective transdermal drug delivery solutions. In line with this, microneedle arrays (MNs), a hybrid combination of hypodermic in...
The microbial synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from organic wastes is a valuable process to valorize available renewable resources, such as food wastes and biological sludge. Bioplastics find many applications in various sectors, from medical field to food industry. However, persistent organic pollutants could be transferred from wastes to...
EUROPHA Project seeks to develop an industrial process for low cost PHA production through the use of low value feedstock from agro-industrial waste. The process will allow simultaneously reducing PHA bioplastics production costs, valorize agro-food waste, and produce new food packaging formulations 100% biodegradable.