Our mission is to serve, protect and promote the study, use and spread of microbial technology, and to ensure the rights of Consumers to continue living in a Green world.
"We must be prepared to learn some day, from the students of microscopical pond-life, facts of unconscious mutual support, even from the life of micro-organisms. Kropotkin (1902)."
To Utilise Nature's bounty of smallest living organisms the microbes in various facets of life to excel in whatever we undertake.
It is now believed that bacteria no matter what habitat they populate, like to stay in aggregates as biofilm.This clearly depends on their ability to congregate, reach sufficient density to form highly structured environments, and respond to the high density of other cells. The biofilms formed are thus multicellular communities surrounded by a hydrated extracellular matrix of polymers that provides mechanical stability to the 3D biofilm structure, regulates the ability of the biofilm to adhere to surfaces, and determines the ability of the biofilm to adsorb gases, solutes, and foreign cells.
We seek to address on a phenomenological level what constitutes stickiness of and how does a biofilm respond to long time-scale stress? To study this we are investigating the biological factors e.g., growth and decay parameters under a physical framework. Since the biofilms are ubiquitous systems that are present domestically in water pipes, kitchens, air ducts, hot tubs, etc and affect industry, medicine, water distribution and treatment etc. an essential component of our environment at RCMBS efforts are on to determine the rheomechanical properties of the biofilm, and adhesion to solid surfaces as well as on its rigidity and the magnitude of the body force that drives the fluid over the biofilm and the secretion of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) and use them for industrial level activity.