Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB), the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, today announced the creation of four new lines of transgenic silkworms. These new transgenics are based on a new set of the company’s most complex protein designs to date. These new designs are targeted for applications in performance apparel, medical, and ballistic protection, where their intended strength improvements should provide even higher levels of durability. The company believes that these new transgenics have the potential to produce silk fibers with an unprecedented combination of physical properties with the potential to rival its existing Dragon SilkTM line. Over the next several months the company will start testing each of these newly created transgenics to measure their performance and use for targeted application.
“These are the most complex genetic constructions that we have ever created in the company’s history,” said COO Jon Rice. “In some cases, these designs took more than 12 months to perfect and we are just now able to confirm that this work has resulted in successful transgenics. This work represents a significant breakthrough in our efforts to bring transformative technical fibers to market and is a clear demonstration of our capability for continuous innovation.”
The company expects to announce more details on the performance of these new materials over the coming months as performance testing is completed and each of these new transgenic silkworm lines obtain homozygosity.
About Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., 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.