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Through science, dedication, and collaboration, we believe the best days of our planet are ahead of us. Here is your front-row seat to our journey in creating materials that put us on a path towards a more sustainable future.

Why Making Spider Silk Is So Tricky – Part 2

Over the past few decades, a number of groups have tried to make spider silk via modern biotechnology techniques, but spider silk textile products still aren’t available for sale. Why not, and what are we doing differently? Engineering a silk-producing organism neatly sidesteps the obstacles we mentioned in the previous post, but the method has... Read more »

Why Making Spider Silk Is So Tricky – Part 1

Why has the dream of making tons of spider silk been so elusive, and how are we finally turning that dream into a reality? People have been captivated by the allure of silk for ages. The quest for spider silk has been particularly intense. The awesomeness of spider silk is a story in itself, but... Read more »
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