What is Spiderwort?

Spiderwort is transforming biotechnology with a platform of cellulose-based biomaterials that will serve as the scaffolds for the regenerative medicine of the future. Spiderwort​’​s biomaterials have shown promise in the treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries and soft tissue regeneration. Spun out as a startup from the University of Ottawa, Spiderwort is led by CEO Charles M. Cuerrier and inspired by the work of TED Fellow Andrew E. Pelling.

The company name is derived from the Spiderwort plant.

Are your biomaterials all natural?

Our biomaterials are cellulose-based which provides an all-natural framework for tissue growth with exceptional biocompatibility and no ethical concerns.

Can your biomaterials be used for food-related applications?

Absolutely! Our sister company, Whiteboard Foods, is commercializing Spiderwort’s Aerocell and Hydrocell technology for use in plant-based meats, cultured meats and alternative proteins. Visit whiteboardfoods.com to learn more.

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