Kerasynth

Kerasynth is a synthetic, bio-material that can replace keratin-based animal fibers. The complex protein and fiber structure of wool inspired us to find a way to grow wool without sheep. We utilize tissue engineering to grow wool Hair Follicle Germ (HFG) cells on microfluidic devices designed to provide the cells with nutrients and remove waste. The subsequent wool could then be harvested and processed or remain on the microfluidic device.

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