AMSilk CEO Jens Klein to speak at BIO World Congress

AMSilk CEO Jens Klein to Speak at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2018

Planegg, June 13, 2018

AMSilk GmbH, a leader in high-performance, sustainable synthetic silk biopolymers, will participate in BIO World Congress 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. AMSilk CEO Jens Klein will be a featured speaker on two panels at this year’s event to discuss Sustainable and Performance Based Bioplastics and Biopolymers, on Tuesday, July 17, and Biobased Materials Redesigning Consumer Markets and Fashion Trends, on Wednesday, July 18.

This year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which takes place from July 16 to 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, brings together business executives, academic researchers, industry leaders, and government officials to discuss the latest advances in industrial biotechnology. With attendees from over 32 countries, the conference will feature presentations and discussions on topics ranging from renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, and biofuels, to enzymes, food ingredients, and algae.

In the panel on Sustainable and Performance Based Bioplastics and Biopolymers, Klein will speak about the various applications of AMSilk’s biodegradable synthetic silk biopolymers in the cosmetics, medtech and fiber industries alongside Todd Sutton of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Marco Astorri from Bio-on, and Phil Van Trump from Danimer Scientific. During the panel on Biobased Materials Redesigning Consumer Markets and Fashion Trends, Klein share the stage with Jim Lane from The Biofuels Digest, Kimberly Falkenhayn of the footwear company Third Oak, and Christophe Schilling of Genomatica, Inc. to discuss innovations in materials like AMSilk’s high-performance and lightweight textiles, and non-occlusive and protective cosmetics.

About AMSilk

AMSilk GmbH is the world’s first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers and has its headquarters in Planegg near Munich, Germany. AMSilk’s high-performance biopolymers have the unique functional properties of the natural product they are based on. The organic high-performance material can be used in multiple ways, and is especially suited for medical devices as well as for personal care products. AMSilk high-performance biopolymers give such products unique properties. Among other things, the polymers are biocompatible, safe and robust.

For further information please contact:

AMSilk GmbH
Anja Mayer
Phone: +49 (0)89 57 95 393-0

BWK New York
Jonathon O’Leary
Tel: +1 (929) 341 0421


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