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Development of bacterial cellulose/MOF composite for sustained package

Grant number: 19/23493-9
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Convênio/Acordo: University of Bath
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Wilton Rogério Lustri
Grantee:Wilton Rogério Lustri
Principal researcher abroad: Bernardo Castro Dominguez
Institution abroad: University of Bath, England
Host Institution: Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA). Associação São Bento de Ensino. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Hernane da Silva Barud
Associated research grant:18/12590-0 - Synthesis of metal complexes with bioactive N,N or N,O-coordinating ligands for use in sustainable delivery system based on bacterial cellulose, AP.R


Our long-term vision is to develop a holistic solution to the development and implementation of new biodegradable renewable materials (substituting plastic-based packaging) through the revaluation of waste. Within the short timeframe of this project, we propose to develop a bacterial composite cellulose / metal-organic framework (MOF) biofilm with the ability to preserve perishable agricultural products and to be used in the medical field as a system for sustained release of drugs. This will be achieved by preventing gases and vapor permeation through the films and removing ethylene, responsible for product ripening and providing a larger surface area, with the MOF for sustained drug retention and release (AU)

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