Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Kraig introduces 4 new transgenic silkworms
Kraig introduces 4 new transgenic silkworms
11
May '16
US biotechnology specialist, Kraig Laboratories announced the introduction of four new transgenic silkworms which can produce silk fibres with higher strength and durability for use in performance apparel, medical and ballistic protection.

These transgenics are made out of complex proteins, and can deliver fibres with unprecedented physical properties. It has the potential to compete with the company's existing Dragon Silktm line.

Commenting on the new transgenics, Jon Rice, COO of Kraig Laboratories said, “These are the most complex genetic constructions that we have ever created in the company's history. In some cases, these designs took more than 12 months to perfect, and we are just now able to confirm that this work has resulted in successful transgenics.”

“This work represents a significant breakthrough in our efforts to bring transformative technical fibres to market, and is a clear demonstration of our capability for continuous innovation,” he added.

Over the next several months, the company will start testing each of these newly created transgenics to measure their performance and use for targeted application. (MCJ)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Over 45% US retailers to use AI in next 3 years: Report

Over 45 per cent retailers in the US plan to utilise artificial...

Neelesh Hundekari speaking at the event. Courtesy: Subir Ghosh

Textiles | On 27th May 2017

Fabric of Change initiative announces €250000 scaling fund

The Fabric of Change initiative of Ashoka and the C&A Foundation is...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th May 2017

Naked Brand, Bendon sign agreement to reorganise

Naked Brand Group, a fashion and lifestyle brand, and Bendon Limited, ...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search