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Spider Silk Web Glue Proteins

UW ID: 08-118

Description of Technology

This technology is a method for isolating the genetic sequences from spiders that are used to make the biological proteins in the glue. The result is 100% natural spider glue.


Spider Glue has applications in medical, technical and commercial fields. Spider glue can be used to treat wounds in humans and is non-allergenic. Additionally, spider glue can be used in nanotechnology to stick and fix micro- and nano- structures like DNA strands and protein threads.

Features & Benefits

Spider Silk Web Glue Proteins provide an environmentally-friendly, biological alternative to synthetic adhesives. This technology is also an easier and less expensive alternative to other bio-glues currently in commercial development (such as those derived from mussels).


Choresh, Omer

Patent Status: 

Utility Patent Issued

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University of Wyoming Technology Transfer and Research Products Center 

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Laramie, WY 


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