Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ Research Team Readies Next Breakthrough in Recombinant Spider Silk Performance
With the additional research personnel hired this year, the Company has been able to expand its R&D into new and exciting arenas. The lab team has recently identified innovative native protein sequences from an exotic species that has demonstrated performance beyond the capabilities of the Company’s current transgenics.
The DNA encoding, from specific portions of this species’ proteins, have been synthesized and are already in the Company’s labs. These proteins are believed to be responsible for the amazing performance that the native materials exhibit.
The R&D team employed its new “mix and match” assembly system, which allows for accelerated development and performance experimentation, to design the new DNA domains to integrate with the Company’s existing DNA constructs. This approach allows the Company to produce a fiber containing a blend of current technologies with new DNA constructs to form an array of new tailored materials.
“I am very excited by the possibilities these new DNA constructs can offer. By incorporating these new designs with our proven ‘mix and match’ assembly system, we are opening new doors and a vast array of end material properties,” said Chief Scientist, Trevor Kane, Ph.D. “I applaud my team for the willingness and determination to continually expand the cutting edge of transgenic spider silk research.”
The Company believes that these new DNA constructs should enhance future transgenic silkworm capabilities, as the isolated DNA, in these new proteins, exhibit higher performance than the Company’s original baseline transgenic spider silk proteins.
While the Company’s R&D team continues to push the boundaries of scientific possibilities, the Company will continue to advance the commercialization of its current suite of technologies, which have different target markets. In fact, the Company’s production arm, Prodigy Textiles, is preparing to make its first commercial delivery of enhanced fibers in the first quarter of 2020. In support of this phase, the Company’s COO will be traveling to Prodigy Textiles to oversee this exciting evolutionary step in its journey to commercialize and deliver spider silk on a global scale.
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About Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (www.KraigLabs.com), a reporting biotechnology company is the leading developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fiber technologies.
The Company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry.
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