Stronger engineered spider silk created

August 9th, 2021

A Spun polymeric amyloid fiber. Photo: Jingyao Li. Spider silk is said to be one of the strongest, toughest materials on earth. Now engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have designed amyloid silk hybrid proteins and produced them in engineered bacteria. The resulting fibers are even stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks. […]

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Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 2nd, 2020

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s factory were suspended in March due to a mandatory shutdown, resulting from […]

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Polartec and Kraig to bring Spider Silk fabrics to market

April 30th, 2019

Polartec, Andover, Mass., a major provider textile solutions, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announce plans to bring to market the first fabrics made from spider silk. Initially developed for specialized military applications, these materials made from recombinant spider silk will eventually service the global […]

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