Benthic Labs is a synthetic biology company focusing on the synthesis of a new biopolymer using natural filaments.
Our project involves the production of a new polymer using filaments made naturally by the Hagfish. These filaments are 100x thinner than a human hair and stronger than nylon, steel and even Kevlar.
As the hagfish cannot be farmed economically, we propose synthesising the filament using bacteria to create a new biological material.
This material will be lightweight, strong and as it is natural, will be completely biodegradable.
What will our new biopolymer be used for? With demand for such a product in the military, medical and automobile sectors, the possibilities are endless!