Biomimetic Membranes

It's All About the Membrane

Our core biomimetic technology is based on a combination of:

  • Biologically derived membrane proteins (e.g. aquaporin) and bioinspired synthetic polymers
  • Highly permeable polymeric substrates characterized by narrow pore-size distribution

The new approach to chemistry with self-assembled polymer-protein hybrids allows for novel coating methods to utilize aquaporin’s selectivity and productivity in membrane based separations.

We specialize in block copolymer synthesis and lamellar phases self-assembly. From our protein and chemistry domain knowledge, we achieved vesicular self-assembly efficiency over 98%.

We are recognized as a leader in the expression, purification, and production scale-up of porins from biological sources as well as synthesis of various types of polymeric amphiphiles.

Recent Publications:

M. Grzelakowski, K. Kita
Terminal Groups Control Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers In Solution.
Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016,8, 6674-6683.

M. Grzelakowski, Meron F. Cherenet, Yue-xiao Shen, M. Kumar
A Framework for Accurate Evaluation of the Promise of Aquaporin Based Biomimetic Membranes.
Journal of Membrane Science 479, Pages 223–231

Contact Us

United States

2180 East Galbraith Road, Building D, Room 102, Cincinnati, OH 45237, USA

+1 (513) 558-6090


Nordborgvej 81, E14-N15, DK-6430 Nordborg, Denmark

+45 7488 7015

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