The New Record Is A Direct Result Of The Recent Reorganization Of The Notre Dame Research Team
Scientists See Increase In Transient Expression As Strong Evidence Of The Viability Of The DNA Insertions
EAST LANSING, Mich., February 10, 2009 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) –Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: KBLB) is pleased to announce that Dr. Fraser’s research team recently accomplished five thousand genetic transfers in a single week using the newly designed DNA insertion packets. “Every DNA packet insertion has the potential to create a new recombinant fiber with commercial applications. The achievement of 5,000 such insertions in a single week is something that the Company would not have dreamed of in 2008,” said CEO Kim K Thompson. “At the same time,” Thompson continued, “Dr. Fraser is reporting a large increase in the team’s observation of the occurrence of transient expression shortly after the gene transfers are preformed.” Transient expression following a genetic insertion is seen by the research team as a strong indication of the viability of the genetic transfers.
The Company will have preliminary test results back on these five thousand genetic insertions in approximately 45 days. “More importantly,” added Mr. Thompson, “the research team is now performing these gene transfers in large numbers on a regular basis. That means that there will be a nearly continuous group of gene transfers being tested. Every single gene insertion has the potential to create a new commercially viable spider silk polymer. With this number of gene insertions the odds of our developing a viable polymer are increasing exponentially.”
The Company believes these dramatic increases in productivity are the direct result of Mr. Thompson’s successful efforts to reorganize the research team in 2008.
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Kim K. Thompson, CEO