Spider silk as a miracle product in medicine and technology

Spider silk as a miracle product in medicine and technology

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That spider silk has unique characteristics, was known in ancient times. Medic took advantage of the extremely versatile material for example as a means for rapid hemostasis and wound healing. Soon even attack injured heart can therefore heal.

ORB are real trades, concerning the Fadenproduktion. Create seven different Fadenarten with different characteristics: extremely tear-resistant to highly elastic glue or without. Total spider silk is characterized due to its antibacterial and anti fungicidal effect, it is very heat resistant, wound healing promoting, and biodegradable. She elicit also no immune response in the human body, results in numerous ways of to medical use. Modern science has long been engaged in the spider silk and has done so far, but only a first step into the world of infinite options.

Skin – muscle and nerve cells gratefully accept the spider silk as a scaffolding and grow her along. The threads decompose in the body without leaving any residue, and healthy, fresh fabric takes their place. So are generated, for example, artificial layers of skin for burn victims and planted, established networks to strengthen the abdominal wall and even new eardrums. Spider silk in veins filled serves as a highly effective nerve implant, which already has been successfully tested on sheep. The vein is sewn on to the ends of the nerve, nerve tissue grows on the spider silk along and thereby bypassing the damaged zone. Spiders provide also biodegradable adhesives for the food industry, eco-friendly packaging made of silk.