Volume 95 Issue 12 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 20, 2017

Bolt Threads debuts spider silk tie

Bolt Threads, a California-based start-up developing synthetic spider silk
Department: Business, Science & Technology
Keywords: synthetic biology, Bolt Threads, spider silk tie

Bolt Threads, a California-based start-up developing synthetic spider silk, has come out with its first product: a spider silk necktie. The company, which has raised some $90 million in ­venture capital funding, calls the tie the product of more than 200 person-years of research and design. Bolt sold 50 of the ties by lottery last week for $314 apiece in observance of Pi Day.

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