Biofabricate in a nutshell

Most of you following this blog are probably fairly up to date on what’s happening in the world of biodesign. Yesterday Biofabricate took place in New York, probably the most significant event of our tiny, but growing, community.

I just want to give a brief overview of what I personally found most interesting or what was completely new to me:

– Larry Weiss of AOBiome presented the science and research behind Mother Dirt – good bacteria for healthy skin.
Parley brought with them a real captain (possibly pirate) to explain the dire state of our oceans. They also elaborated on their cooperation with Adidas in recycling Ocean Plastic and their goals for replacing plastic completely in the future.


– Molly Morse of Mango Materials presented her company’s extraordinary journey in transforming methane into biopolyester.
– Eben Bayer of Ecovative announced amongst other things their new mycelium grown leather substitute and which will go beyond mycelium in the future and provide you with kits to grow algae, bacteria, and more.

Bolt Threads inspired us with their bacteria-grown spider silk.

All in all an absolutely packed day with an incredible range of projects and topics for discussion.