Our Mycelium foundry allows us to develop and fine-tune new, sustainable materials by programming biology. We use mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, throughout our technology platforms to grow advanced materials.
Mycelium is capable of building macrostructures. This aspect is unique to our biofabrication platforms in the biotechnology space. We grow high-performance structures versus making individual components that need to be assembled into a functional material.
Our biofabrication processes enable us to tune the structure of mycelium based on the desired performance characteristics of the material we’re producing. We can control porosity, texture, strength, resilience, fiber orientation and more.
Bio-based & Sustainable
Our Mycelium foundry uses natural inputs to produce high-performing, advanced materials that are also compatible with the planet. Mycelium materials will biodegrade over time after their intended product life cycle in contrast to plastic-based materials that hang around for thousands of years.