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!

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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.

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