Why silk?

Nature has engineered silk with striking properties that make it an ideal material:

  • Ability to release drugs/actives over months with depot biodegradation
  • Established record of safety, biocompatibility and lack of immunogenicity for silk-derived products
  • Flexibility to formulate with a variety of drug modalities
  • Simple, readily scalable, and low cost manufacturing process that is water based and does not involve harsh organic solvents
  • Advantageous mechanical properties (i.e. tensile strength, lubricity, injectability)

At what phase is the company?

Cocoon is a pre-clinical stage company with products in development.  The company has secured initial financing and intellectual property with a plan to develop products across multiple industries.