|Woven Artificial Bee Silk|
Together CSIRO and Lonza will use biotechnology to convert recombinant bee and other insect silk into a range of different forms - micro-particles, sponges, and spun fibers for knitted and woven fabrics. One of its special characteristics is that insect silk is especially tough and strong. Products from insect silk can be used in the aviation and marine industries. It can also be used for medical applications including wound repair, drug delivery, and repairing and replacing human tissues such as membranes, ligaments, blood vessels and cartilage. CSIRO and Lonza will be exploring other applications.
For more see: "CSIRO and Lonza partner to bring new bee silk products to the world," CSIRO Press Release, 18 April 2012.