Surreal as it sounds Dr Simon Park is aiming at developing lace from his prokarylon biotextile by harnessing the powers of antibiotics to create holes. Extraordinary!
Bacteria have been used previously to produce clothing and couture, and the materials used for this derive from polymers and extracellular compounds produced by them. Prokarylon is a unique biotextile formed directly from auto-woven fibrils of the bacteria themselves and as such the first fabric to be made from bacterial peptidoglycan. I’m hoping to make a kind of bacterial lace from this material where antibiotics produce the holes and designs.