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Kraig Labs completes lab construction in Vietnam

The new laboratory suite is located within the company’s recombinant spider silk production facility in Quang Nam, and consists of eleven separate labs.

9th August 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ann Arbor, MI

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

These new labs are a key piece of the company’s spider silk commercialisation programme and were part of the, now complete, renovation efforts at the Prodigy Textiles factory, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary and production arm.

“With these new laboratories and the completion of the Prodigy Textiles factory renovations, we are now ready to start the transition and expansion of our recombinant spider silk production into the new factory,” said COO Jon Rice.  “We purposefully designed our laboratories to mirror those of the MoST, where the initial evaluation and approval of our specialized silkworms were finalised, in order to accelerate our commercial ramp up.”

This new laboratory suite was built to support production ramp up and will serve as a testing and quality control facility for the commercialisation of the company’s recombinant spider silk technologies.

To ensure compliance with regulations, related to genetically modified technologies, this laboratory was built to the design and specification of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).

Moving into the future, the company anticipates utilising these new laboratories for the development of future innovations in spider silk fibres and products to complement its existing technologies, which are now moving to commercialization.

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