Biofilms, slimy communities of bacteria, cause biofouling, corrosion, energy inefficiency, diseases and $22B in annual costs. Current treatments are toxic, corrosive and environmentally damaging. We have developed a first-in-class anti-biofilm solution that is green and highly effective against biofilms. Our solution is enabled by expertise in synthetic and systems biology and can be combined with existing antimicrobials to eradicate industrial and environmental biofilms, a $2.2B market.
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