Bioactivation

Genetically modified Spiber

Eppendorf tubes Our technology portfolio includes genetic constructs of mini-spidroins. These constructs can be modified in a lab using standard tools of genetics. In theory, any other gene sequence can be added to give the mini-spidroins new functionality.

 

Bioactivation - coupling a new function

We carefully select meaningful modifications to the spider silk, so that the final product gains a new function and offers novel opportunities previously not achievable.

Promoting cell binding with cell-adhesion motives

To enhance the adherence of cells to Spiber, we have bioactivated it with motifs from molecules known to participate in cell adhesion. We have already incorporated several motifs and are working on attaching even more.

Modifying with larger molecules

We are also working on bioactivating Spiberby incorporating even larger molecules into the material.