Biotechnology company AMSilk develops smart bio-fabricated silk materials for use in everyday life. The vegan silk is created through the process of transferring the genetic code from a spider's thread to bacteria grown in a bioreactor. This produces silk proteins which can be transformed into different applications including yarns and fibers for textile manufacturing, as well as gels and coatings for medical devices.
AMSilk GmbH, Planegg/Germany, is entering its industrialization phase. Set at one ton in 2021, production carried out in Europe is expected to exceed 6 tons in 2022. Based on its scalable biotechnological platform and a best-in-class patent portfolio, the company can provide large quantities of premium bio-fabricated silk materials in constant quality, enabling the company to make smart biotech materials accessible to all, and part of everyday life.
AMSilk is a leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials with the aim of using its proprietary technology platform to lead the change to better and more sustainable products. Its products are made from plant-based raw material using bacterial fermentation, are very versatile with very good mechanical and biochemical properties, and have applications across many industries. The environmentally friendly, sustainable silk biopolymers can be fully recycled and are 100 % biodegradable. These materials are changing products such as high-performance sports clothing as well as driving state-of-the-art biomedical developments including medical implants. The company offers its innovative range of high-performance Biosteel fibers for textiles and industrial applications worldwide.