Ann Arbor, MI (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB:KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, today announced that the Company delivered the first Dragon Silk fibers to a medical equipment firm for performance and application suitability testing.
The Company is dedicating its current Dragon Silk production to fulfilling its recently exercised U.S. Army contract, but in recognition of the abundant sample requests that the Company received and due to this healthcare firm’s extensive expertise in medical technology development and innovation, the Company decided to supply a small amount of fibers, to be tested for strength, elasticity, and other properties.
“It seems like we learn about amazing new potential spider silk medical breakthroughs on a near weekly basis, so we believe that medical technologies will be a very important space for Kraig’s future,” said CEO and Founder Kim Thompson. “As the promise of our fibers becomes increasingly evident, the tests will allow engineers and product designers understand our fibers’ unique properties, work to define specific opportunities, and accelerate future fiber innovation.”
“It’s important to note that much of this research is for a commonplace application and it’s in very early stages, yet we hope that the tests help in guiding us in building the blueprint for future fiber designs,” stated Jon Rice, COO. “Based upon the initial evaluation of the fibers we are already working to modify the properties of the finished threads for these applications.”
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About Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (www.KraigLabs.com), 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.
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