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Kraig Biocraft sets up new biotech lab in Vietnam

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Aug '19
Pic: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories
Pic: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, developer of spider silk-based fibres, has set up a new biotech research laboratory in Vietnam. The new laboratory suite is located within the company’s recombinant spider silk production facility in Quang Nam, and comprises eleven labs which will play an important role in the company’s spider silk commercialisation programme.

These new labs were part of the, now complete, renovation efforts at the Prodigy Textiles factory, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary and production arm.

This new laboratory suite was built to support production ramp up and will serve as a testing and quality control facility for the commercialisation of the company’s recombinant spider silk technologies. To ensure compliance with regulations, related to genetically modified technologies, this laboratory was built to the design and specification of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).

The company plans to utilise these new laboratories for future innovations in spider silk fibres and products to compliment the company’s existing technologies, which are now being commercialised.

“With these new laboratories and the completion of the Prodigy Textiles factory renovations, we are now ready to start the transition and expansion of our recombinant spider silk production into the new factory,” said COO Jon Rice. “We purposefully designed our laboratories to mirror those of the MoST, where the initial evaluation and approval of our specialised silkworms were finalised, in order to accelerate our commercial ramp up.” (SV)

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