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SPORE / Probiotic surface for public spaces


The NHS predicts that 10 million people will die per year from superbugs by 2050, and the United Nations predicts that 68% of the earth's population will live in cities by then. This growth in population density will exacerbate the spread of these bugs.
Inspired by living things that combine inorganic mineral structure with organic matter, we created SPORE. SPORE is a probiotic surface that helps to immunize humans from superbugs by transferring healthy bacteria through touch. This bacteria then lives on the user's skin and defends and fights against superbugs like MRSA that people encounter on a daily basis.


Imperial College London

Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London, United Kingdom

Joy Zhang,
Imperial College London

Finn Crockatt,
Imperial College London

Danyi Shen,
Imperial College London