Inulin Nanofibers with Prebiotic and Antibacterial Activity
The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt
Fabrication of electrospun nanofibers from natural materials using Electrospinning technique and investigating the microbiological effect of the electrospun nanofibers versus their solutions. The natural material used was Inulin, and it was mixed with FDA approved synthetic polymer (PVA), to aid inulinâ€™s electrospinning capability.
Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Our Electrospun composite nanofibers are composed of natural materials, are biocompatible, not harmful for human use/consumption and offer enhanced prebiotic and antibacterial activity with minimal use of synthetic chemicals compared to their non-electrospun solutions. These nanofibers have a variety of possible applications against different types of bacteria.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 641
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Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners