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The biotechnology company has officially opened its new Michigan research and production center for the production of spider silk-based fibers, as well as for the company’s polymer research and development program.
On Oct. 23, 2017, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a developer of spider silk-based fibers, announced that its previously announced research and production facility in Michigan is now operational. The new facility will enable the domestic production of the spider silk-based fibers, centralize the company’s research and development program for new polymers, and facilitate relocated production operations from Indiana.
Over the next sixty days following this announcement, the company plans to expand the new facility’s production. Additionally, three separate strains of hatching and rearing of silkworms have begun at the site.
According to the company, the opening of the center will be followed by efforts to establish production centers in three overseas locations. During October 2017, the company’s management team is scheduled to meet with senior central government officials in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss this production venture. The company is also in communication with another silk-producing country to scale-up its spider silk technology.
Source: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories