Provenance, Microbe-derived leather, next-gen leather, alternative leather, cruelty-free leather.
Provenance Bio
Material Name: 

n/a

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2016

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

2

Founder(s): 

Michalyn Andrews, Christian Ewton

Website: 
About the Company

Provenance Bio is an alternative proteins company founded in 2012 that develops synthetic biology tools to compete with animal proteins. The company count with a team of industry veterans, groundbreaking synthetic biologists, pioneers in cellular construction, and leaders in the programming of proteins, working together to create the future of cultivated meats, leather alternatives, and next generation therapeutics.

Material

Provenance Biofabrics’ patent-pending microbial platform makes a functional, full-length collagen for B-to-B applications in pharmaceutical gelatin, bio leather, and cell-based meat scaffolding. This function form of collagen called full-length, type 1, is ideal building block for producing the new material.

Technology

Provenance Bio crosslinks collagen by using mechanical actuators to recreate the stresses and strains that occur in natural animal development resulting in distinct features and surface textures. From a single collagen molecule, the skin is developed through a multi-level process recreating leather in nano and meter length scales, the same way animal skin is made in nature.

Applications

Fashion.

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

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