In the world of ballistic fibers and high-strength textiles an incremental increase is considered to be a disruptive technology. Spider silk is significantly tougher, lighter, and more flexible than current fibers used in ballistic applications. Five times stronger than steel, twice as tough and ten times more elastic than Kevlar®, Spider silk is a natural marvel that has eluded exhaustive attempts to replicate until recent breakthroughs by the scientists at EntoGenetics.

Rather than attempt to recreate nature, EntoGenetics has embraced it by employing the most efficient organism for silk production, the silkworm, using DNA from spiders with a unique, patent pending method to transform silkworms to produce spider silk.

From the intersection of Biology and Technology, EntoGenetics is introducing a game-changing natural fiber solution by creating silkworms that produce pure spider silk.