Applied Biomimetic is an international biomimetic engineering group that builds upon a simple but powerful concept: Nature’s ability to separate chemical elements at the molecular level using highly specialised proteins as tools. In fact, Applied Biomimetic holds the global patent for the basic idea of embedding proteins in a polymeric membrane.
In our first implementation of this patent, we have successfully embedded one particular protein, aquaporin, in a polymer membrane for water treatment. Our subsidiary, Mangrove Membranes, Inc., is focusing exclusively on developing a product range for water treatment using this concept.
We foresee a number of new applications for our technology that may be established at a later stage, e.g. new delivery mechanisms for pharmaceuticals, new coatings for contact lenses, and more effective products for the cosmetics industry.