Astonishing innovation based on one of nature’s simplest materials
Tufts University is proud to be home to the world’s leading research in silk technology. Our work, at the interface of technology and life sciences, applies the natural properties of silk and other functional biomaterials in breakthrough applications, including medical implants that dissolve safely in the body, wafer-thin cards that store vaccines over time and distance, and engineered tissues that function like real human cells.
With countless applications for silk and other biomaterials yet to be discovered, Tufts is investing in the faculty, resources, and collaborative environment that have helped this research flourish and will keep it growing.
Your gift in support of silk technology will keep Tufts researchers at the leading edge of bioengineering and speed the development of life-enhancing and life-saving technologies. Make a gift today.