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Spider Traction Thread won Grand Prix at the 9th Bio Business Competition JAPAN

2009-03-24 17:07:32

Spiber Inc., Yamagata Prefecture, won the Grand Prix at the Competition for its novel technology to put the new property of protein, based on spider silk, into practice use, using its original algorithm and with a good command of genetic engineering and micro-organism. It is said that spider silk of 1 centimeter in diameter can hang a jumbo jet. However, nobody has been able to put this utopian fiber into practical use so far, according to the company’s comment Japan Bio-technology Business Competition is an event of competition designed to offer ‘seeds’ or candidates for new bio-technology to participants, through competition of business plans based on such candidates in bio/life science fields brought together for this event.