Who are Benthic Labs?

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!

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