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Silk4Tendons are bundles of high-performance silk fibers, to be used as grafts for the repair of damaged tendons and ligaments, thus avoiding the use of patient’s own tissues (autografts - current gold standard).

Silk Biomed produces such fibers with the proprietary Straining Flow Spinning (SFS) biomimetic manufacturing approach, which combines natural silkworm silk fibroin with spiders-inspired spinning technology.

The result is a highly controlled and continuous fibers production, endowed with the outstanding properties of spider silk filaments: high strength, high toughness, recovery from permanent deformation and biocompatibility. These fibers are furthermore biofunctionalized with bactericide substances and signaling molecules which attract the specialized tendon recovery cells, therefore boosting the natural healing of the human tissue.

S4T (Silk for Tendons)