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Kraig creates stronger & flexible spider silk technology
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Developer of advanced spider silk based fibres Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has now developed Dragon Silk, its strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk technology.

“Dragon Silk represents a leap in the Company’s recombinant spider silk technology, combining both the elasticity and strength elements of native spider silk,” it said in a press release.

Kraig added that a small number of Dragon Silk samples have demonstrated tensile strength as high as 1.79 gigapascals, exceeding widely reported spider silk strength by as much as 37 per cent.

“Several samples of Dragon Silk also demonstrated elasticity above 38 per cent, exceeding native dragline spider silk,” the spider silk producer informed.

According to Kraig Biocraft, this new material has shown it can be more flexible than Monster Silk and stronger than Big Red, its recombinant spider silk products.

“Dragon Silk is our strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk material to date,” said founder and CEO Kim Thompson.

“A few superstar individuals, within the genetically engineered colony we call Dragon Silk, have demonstrated extremely high level of performance in the laboratory,” Thompson too added.

“We are now working to obtain that standard throughout the Dragon Silk line and even as we undertake that work, our research team is working in parallel to create even more powerful transgenics,” she observed.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories a fully reporting biotechnology company is a developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fibre technologies.

The Company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry. (AR)

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