kraig biocraft laboratories (KBLB) Key Developments
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. Announces Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Provincial Government of Vietnam to Develop Cooperative Plan for the Development and Production of Kraig Labs Trangenics in Vietnam
Jun 16 15
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. announced that after a series of meetings with Vietnam’s central and regional governments, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). This MOU outlines a framework for the creation and rearing of transgenic silkworms in Vietnam. Pursuant to the MOU, Kraig Labs and the Vietnamese provincial government will jointly develop a cooperative plan for the development and production of Kraig Labs trangenics in Vietnam. The company is continuing to work with the provincial government to develop advanced research and development facilities in Vietnam, as well as pilot production of transgenic hybrids. Negotiations for a final agreement incorporating the terms of the MOU are expected to conclude in the third quarter of 2015.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. Appoints Jonathan R. Rice as Chief Operating Officer
Jan 21 15
On January 20, 2015, the board of directors of Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. appointed Mr. Jonathan R. Rice as its Chief Operating Officer. Jonathan R. Rice had worked at Ultra Electronics, Adaptive Materials Inc. At UEA, he worked as the Director of Advanced Technologies since 2002, where he was responsible for new products development and commercialization. He was also the Corporate Facility Security Officer for UEA since 2006, where Mr. Rice ensured UEA's compliance with federal regulations under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual and completed its annual security audit. During 2004 through 2007 while working as an Engineering Manager at UEA, Mr. Rice, among other things, led the design and development of multiple fuel cell and power management systems, established a team to identify and eliminate production and performance limitation, authored technical progress and final reports for customers and provided training to military personnel on use of fuel cell systems.
Mr. Rice is currently studying for his Masters of Business Administration at Michigan State University and expects to graduate in 2016.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Creation of Monster Silk Knit in Collaboration with Warwick Mills
Jun 25 14
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories reported the creation of the textile with its genetically engineered spider silk, Monster Silk. The company added that the textile was created in partnership with Warwick Mills. With the creation of the first Monster Silk knits, Kraig has established that its genetically engineered spider silk works well with existing manufacturing methods.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Testing of its Big Red Genetically Engineered Spider Silk
Apr 22 14
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. announced that the company received its fiber testing equipment, including customized components, to test its new genetically engineered prototype fiber, Big Red(TM). The company announced that it created Big Red(TM), a new genetically engineered silk fiber, last fall, by using spider silk gene sequences. Preliminary testing indicated that Big Red(TM) might have properties of strength and flexibility that could have potential commercial applications. The company ordered testing equipment to verify the preliminary results and, after taking delivery, had the equipment customized to account for the unique nature of recombinant spider silk based fibers. The company intends to use the testing equipment to increase the laboratory's research and development effectiveness by providing researchers with more rapid feedback on the results of their work. The ability to quickly gather and analyze data is expected to greatly improve the effectiveness of the Company's ongoing work in artificial selection of various strains of transgenic silkworms and potentially reduce the commercialization timeline for future fibers.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. announced delayed annual 10-K filing
Apr 1 14
On 04/01/2014, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. announced that they will be unable to file their next 10-K by the deadline required by the SEC.