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Posts Tagged ‘peptides’

Venomtech and Mibelle Biochemistry announce the launch of soothing venom peptide for sensitive skin preparations 

A novel active ingredient inspired by nature from under the sea In the never-ending search for interesting new sources for active ingredients, much of the attention these days has shifted towards ingredients of marine origin. Many marine species have not yet been extensively studied. This makes new findings that propose beneficial effects for us highly…

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Venom peptide antimicrobial action

Following on from our inclusion in Sky News report on the need for new antibiotics we thought we’d show you some of our venom in action. This plate was dosed with one of our snake venoms specifically chosen by our scientists. The bacteria growing in a lawn are Staphylococcus albus which are clearly killed in…

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Leading the fight against the scourge of antibiotic resistance

Venomtech is pleased to share with you our success in finding new venom peptides that kill bacteria in potentially novel ways. These are all found in our antibacterial T-VDA. This is currently a leading story on Sky News blueprint-to-tackle-scourge-of-drug-resistance showing a small snap shot of what we do and why it’s important. We are fighting hard to bring…

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Avoiding the Antibiotic Apocalypse

With the domination of classical antibiotics coming to a dramatic end, it is time to find novel sources of antibiotics that circumvent the ability of the bacterial to evolve resistance. New classes of antibiotics are being found in the venoms of several species. Screening these as you would for other compounds is already yielding promising…

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