Collaboration with Squirrel-Beijing-I

During the experiment, we found that it was difficult to find the raw materials needed for the patch. Luckily, Squirrel-Beijing-I's research direction is bacterial cellulose. Bacterial cellulose has high water retention, good breathability, good biocompatibility, low irritation to wounds, and relatively good mechanical properties, which is just the right material for the patch. In light of this, we engaged in a discussion with the Squirrel-Beijing-I team regarding the environmental aspects of the raw materials used in our patch. We discovered that their cellulose is biodegradable. After the communication, we shared their results and solved our problems.

In addition, we found that many iGEM projects were related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so we held a seminar on the theme of sustainable development. Our team actively engages in discussions with them to help them find sustainable behaviors in their own teams. After that, we share more thoughts and opinions in discussion groups and explore more possibilities and opportunities to contribute to our country's and the world's sustainable development.

Collaboration with iGEM_BIT and BNDS-China

In August, iGEM_BIT and BNDS-China collaborated with us to host a series of lectures on synthetic biology, aimed at raising awareness about the subject and our project. These lectures, conducted at the campus of RDFZ High School and BIT University, covered various aspects of our project, including laboratory safety, sustainable development, and our innovative acne treatment approach. This collaboration provided us with a valuable platform to expand our project and ideas, as well as connect with biology enthusiasts and contribute to sustainable development and safety efforts.