Laboratory breakthrough results in Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk technology.
LANSING, Mich., – June 29, 2015 – Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibers, announced the creation of Dragon SilkTM, its strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk technology.
Dragon SilkTM represents a leap in the Company’s recombinant spider silk technology, combining both the elasticity and strength elements of native spider silk. A small number of Dragon SilkTM samples have demonstrated tensile strength as high as 1.79 gigapascals, exceeding widely reported spider silk strength (by as much as 37%, depending on source literature). Several samples of Dragon SilkTM also demonstrated elasticity above 38%, exceeding native dragline spider silk. This new material has shown it can be more flexible than Monster Silk® and stronger than Big Red, the Company’s leading recombinant spider silk products. The Company is now working to standardize the performance level across the entire Dragon SilkTM genetic line.
“Dragon SilkTM is our strongest and most flexible recombinant spider silk material to date,” said Company Founder and CEO Kim Thompson. “We have never believed that native spider silk is the limit of strength and flexibility performance. A few superstar individuals, within the genetically engineered colony we call Dragon SilkTM, have demonstrated that extremely high level of performance in the laboratory. We are now working to obtain that standard throughout the Dragon SilkTM line. Even as we undertake that work, our research team is working in parallel to create even more powerful transgenics. Dragon SilkTM represents yet another material science breakthrough and shifts the standard of performance expectation for spider silk technologies.”
About Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (www.KraigLabs.com), a fully reporting biotechnology company is the leading developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fiber technologies. The Company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry.
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Ben Hansel, Hansel Capital, LLC.