Scientists Make Spider Silk-Like Fiber From Bacteria

Scientists Make Spider Silk-Like Fiber From Bacteria

Researchers have invented a new method to manufacture the sturdy natural material.

Naresh Kumar
  • 29 july 2010

Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and his team have developed a method to produce spider-silk like fiber from bacterium. Spider silk is considered stronger than steel, yet finer than human hair, and makes for an ideal material for several applications such as in protective clothing and aircraft materials.

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