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Seevix Material Sciences
Material Name: 

SVX™

Biomimicry: 

Silk

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2014

HQ: 

Israel

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Shlomzion Shen, Shmulik Ittah

Website: 
About the Company

Seevix was founded in 2014 after more than a decade of research at the Hebrew University. The goal of Seevix is to copy the natural production of spider silk to create high performance products and materials, with an initial focus on materials for the medical industry. In May 2020, Asics Ventures invested in SVX, the spider silk fiber produced by Seevix, for sporting goods. Seevix works with companies in the aerospace, automotive, 3D printing, and cosmetics industries, among others, to create or reinforce materials using SVX.

Material

SVX™ fibers have all the characteristics of spider silk, including strength, elasticity, and durability and are also biodegradable. These fibers can be used on their own or integrated into other composite materials.

Technology

Seevix creates SVX by inserting the DNA for spider silk protein into bacteria and allowing the bacteria to grow the protein via fermentation.

Applications

Seevix uses SVX to make better composites and materials for the medical industry. They are expanding into sporting goods in the partnership with ASICS.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Asics

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