Founded in 2018 as a spinout from the University of Oxford, by co-founders Alex Greenhalgh, Martin Frydrych and Fritz Vollrath, Spintex has consistently been pushing the boundaries of our bioinspired spinning and silk materials to provide much needed solution in sustainable and technical textiles.
CEO & Co-Founder
Biologist and programmer with a six-year working background in microbiology, clinical trials, silk and protein science. Research Assistant in the Oxford Silk Group for the last three-years under an ASFOR grant. Particular experience in clinical trials, with a focus on GCP compliance. Research experience includes characterisation of liquid silks and fibres with techniques such as rheology, fluorimetry, calorimetry, electrophoresis and tensile testing.
Martin Frydrych, PhD
CSO & Co-Founder
Material scientist & engineer with over 10-year background in natural and synthetic polymers, and expert in various polymer-based fabrication techniques. Expertise in plastic engineering and in the research & development of biocompatible & biodegradable polymer materials.
Fritz Vollrath, Prof.
Advisor & Co-Founder
Leads the Oxford Silk Group at the University of Oxford and has over 250 papers on the structure, biochemistry and biophysics of silk with a research team well positioned at the forefront of international silk research. He has successfully acquired continuous funding from sources such as the ERC, ASFOR and The Royal Society.
Chris Holland, PhD
Head of the Natural Materials Group at the University of Sheffield and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. With over sixteen-years of experience in silk and natural materials research, he has established himself as one of the leading researchers in the field of silk rheology, addressing the fundamental question of how silks are spun. He is also Chair of the IOM3 Natural Materials Association, Associate Editor for ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and was the Lead-Coordinator of the H2020 FET OPEN project FLIPT.
Robert Harrison, PhD
European Patent Attorney with almost 30 years’ experience in business development and intellectual property. He is focusing on developing intellectual property portfolios and commercialisation strategies for start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses.