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building with biology

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biofabrication is a new manufacturing revolution

We integrate a range of unique biofabrication technologies to deliver enhanced performance and sustainability in ZOA materials.

building with biology

Proteins are nature’s building blocks that can be re-assembled and engineered into advanced bio-based materials. Select animal-free proteins can be tuned at the molecular level to meet performance and aesthetic needs. Modern Meadow’s biofabrication process creates enhanced performance and sustainability profiles compared to existing materials.

structure determines function

Structure-function relationships inform unique dynamics, properties and ultimately the performance in materials. We’ve invented something remarkable: Bio-Alloys™. Bio-Alloys are created by combining select proteins with bio-based polymers at the molecular level. The proteins perform as functional components and enable us to deliver enhanced performance and sustainability.

the creation of bio-alloys

step one

select and tune proteins

We select proteins derived from plants and tune them based on desired ZOA™ functionality.

step two

solution-dye materials

We introduce color to the materials in a liquid state where dyes chemically bind directly to the proteins, eliminating dye runoff from material manufacturing and giving ZOA superior colorfastness.

step three

create performance bio-alloys

Proteins are molecularly combined with bio-based polymers to create Bio-Alloys™ and yield optimized performance, durability, and resistance distinct from the individual components.

step one

select and tune proteins

We select proteins derived from plants and tune them based on desired ZOA™ functionality.

step two

solution-dye materials

We introduce color to the materials in a liquid state where dyes chemically bind directly to the proteins, eliminating dye runoff from material manufacturing and giving ZOA superior colorfastness.

step three

create performance bio-alloys

Proteins are molecularly combined with bio-based polymers to create Bio-Alloys™ and yield optimized performance, durability, and resistance distinct from the individual components.

Join our journey towards a more sustainable future. Let’s start now.

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