Held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, highly acclaimed International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is the world's biggest competition in synthetic biology. Over the course of 10 months, 300 teams from 40 different countries submit their projects.
The iGEM Stockholm 2018 team consisted of multidisciplinary scientists, engineers and designers. As a team we developed innovative solutions to pressing real world issues by using synthetic biology.
Biotic Blue offer solutions to prevent antibiotic resistance in pathogenic organisms. To degrade the antibiotics, the enzyme Laccase was created.
The final product represents a filter that dissolves antibiotics in wastewater. To optimise the degrading process, the enzyme is recovered as it passes through a cyclic motion. Eventually, the enzymes are immobilised on a magnetic bed of beads, and recycled through a rotating wheel attached to drainage.
Best Environmental Project
Best Product Design