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Spiber Qmonos – a tough and lightweight artificial spider silk

By Maja Bosanac
2 Comments14 July 2013

spiber-qmonos-1A Japanese startup called Spiber Inc. has created an artificial spider silk using synthesized genes which persuade bacteria to produce fibroin, a structural protein found in spider silk. Researchers have developed technologies to cultivate these bacteria efficiently and weave the fibroin into fabric. The protein derived from fibroin has been given the name “QMONOS” (from… »