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Kraig completes first round of zinc finger micro-insertions
05
Jul '11
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc announced the completion of its first round of zinc finger micro-insertions.

"We are very excited to be performing these genetic engineering feats so soon after signing the agreement for their use with Sigma-Aldrich," said CEO and company founder, Kim K. Thompson. "The immediate results from this first round of generic insertion are truly encouraging, as we observed a high hatch rate within a few days of employing the new technology."

In April, Kraig entered into an agreement with Sigma-Aldrich to use Sigma's powerful zinc finger technology to accelerate Kraig's scientific research and product development. The zinc fingers are an effective genetic engineering technology that the Company is using to create the next generation of biomaterials, including recombinant spider silks, for the textile and technical textile markets.

"The company has very high expectations for these newly hatched silkworms and we are watching their development closely," Thompson continued. "As of yet, the caterpillars are far too small for us to determine whether we hit our genetic target. So far, the technology is performing as anticipated and, even as we monitor the development of these silkworms, we are preparing for the next round of micro-insertions."

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc

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