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High-yield plant based manufacturing of bioengineered spider silk (Phytosilk)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78072
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-015-0327
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-yield plant based manufacturing of bioengineered spider silk (Phytosilk)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0101
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The high strength to weight and elasticity properties of spider silk make it of significant interest for the production of advanced fibers for military and civilian applications. Plants may offer the only feasible mechanism to produce quantities of spider silk proteins sufficient to sustain large scale manufacturing of these high performance fibers. Successful implementation of bioengineered spider silks requires appropriate genetic constructs, crop plants that can be successfully transformed with the constructs, and the technology and protocols necessary to produce high yields of the expressed protein. This project proposes to bring together plants transformed with spider dragline silk constructs from the University of California-Riverside with advanced environmental control technologies and protocols developed by Orbital Technologies Corporation to provide a system capable of high yield spider silk protein production.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Morrow
6088275000
morrowr@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Crabb
Vice President/CFO
6088275000
crabbt@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.(ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE
Sponsored Programs Admin
Riverside, CA 92521
Contact: Cynthia Parish
Contact Phone: (951) 827-5535
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university