Kraig Introduces Hybrid Dragon Silk™ Silkworms

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., reports it has delivered the first two hybrid-cross Dragon Silk™ silkworm strains to its third-party production partner in Vietnam. The current issue limiting large-scale production is robustness of the silkworms in a large-scale production environment. The new hybrid strains were developed to address this hurdle and combine the mechanical performance of the company’s original Dragon Silk worms with the size and robustness of native production silkworm strains.

“Work with our production partner in Vietnam has accelerated the identification of challenges and opportunities in scaling up production to metric tonnage levels,” said Jon Rice, COO, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories.

January/February 2023