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Biofilms and their engineered counterparts: A new generation of immobilised biocatalysts

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Abstract

The robust nature of biofilms makes them medicinally difficult to treat, however this same property renders them an attractive method for protecting and immobilising enzymes for biotransformation. Although biofilms consisting of a consortium of different microbial species have been routinely used in water purification for many decades, there are few reported examples of single species biofilms being harnessed for industrial applications. The potential of using tailored single species biofilms in order to catalyse a biotransformation of choice is attractive; we reflect upon recent advances in the use and generation of such platforms, from both biological and process engineering viewpoints.

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2012, accepted on 07 May 2012 and first published on 14 May 2012


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20085F
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 1544-1547
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    Biofilms and their engineered counterparts: A new generation of immobilised biocatalysts

    M. Winn, J. M. Foulkes, S. Perni, M. J. H. Simmons, T. W. Overton and R. J. M. Goss, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 1544
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20085F

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