Silk Fibroin Biomaterials

Vaxess’s cutting-edge biomaterials technologies are based on an ancient material–silk. Used in textiles for millennia, silk has long been prized for its attractive properties.

At Vaxess, we extract the key structural component of silk,
a protein called fibroin,
from natural fibers.

Strong, stable, and biocompatible, silk fibroin is an optimal
building block for constructing advanced biomaterials.

Gentle extraction and re-engineering processes allow
sensitive biological compounds to be readily incorporated with silk fibroin biomaterials.

Our core technologies take advantage of the unique structural and functional properties of these combination biomaterials to develop improved therapeutic and diagnostic products.

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