ANN ARBOR, Mich., – March 2, 2021– Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“the Company” or “Kraig Labs”), the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announces that the University of Notre Dame has been granted a Canadian patent on spider silk technology developed pursuant to the collaborative research agreement with Kraig . This patent further protects Kraig’s growing portfolio of spider silk Intellectual Property.
Patent number 2,812,791, titled “Chimeric Spider Silk and Uses Thereof” was issued to the University of Notre Dame (UND) under the Company’s exclusive license agreement. Under the terms of that agreement, the Company paid for the development of the technology and the costs of patents issued to UND in exchange for exclusive global licensing rights. This patent provides protection for the Company’s proprietary recombinant spider silk through September of 2031.
“Congratulations to both the researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Kraig’s science team. Kraig Labs plans to continue building upon and protecting our position as a leading biomimicry company. This patent is an important step on the Company’s path to remaining the premier technology and fiber supplier in the spider silk space,” said Jon Rice, the Company’s Chief Operations Officer. “We’ve created multiple strains of high-performance spider silk fibers that we are excited about. Protecting our specialized materials in key end markets is a core component of our commercialization efforts.”
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About Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.:
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (www.KraigLabs.com), a reporting biotechnology company, is a developer of genetically engineered spider silk based fiber technologies.
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