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Metrion Biosciences and Venomtech announce research collaboration

Collaboration to search for novel modulators of ion channels with proven therapeutic potential Cambridge, UK, 24 April 2017: Metrion Biosciences Limited (Metrion), the specialist ion channel CRO and drug discovery company, and Venomtech Limited (Venomtech) a biotechnology company with the UK’s largest venom library, today announced a collaboration agreement which will see the two companies…

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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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Happy Birthday to Venomtech

We are excited to announce we are six years old. During those six years we have moved through three locations each time getting bigger and better. Now located in the amazing Discovery Park Community. We have shipped venoms to customers far and wide (USA, Europe, India and Australia). But most importantly we have facilitated work…

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6th Birthday and novel toxin reducing retinal injury

As Venomtech approach our sixth birthday we are excited to report a new publication demonstrating the retinal protective effect of Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria nigriventor) venom. A multidisciplinary team from Brazil have publish in Toxins showing a NPQ type Calcium channel blocker they call PhTx3-4 reduces NMDA induced retial injury. This model of excitotoxicity retinopathy…

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Proudly Supporting World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Venomtech are proudly supporting World Pancreatic Cancer day in the best way we feel has the most impact. Interviewing potential PhD students for our joint project to combat this devastating disease with Canterbury Christ Church University CCCU news link. There are many challenges with Pancreatic cancer stemming from the lack of understanding of the disease,…

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What is all the excitement about scorpion venoms?

Scorpions are an ancient group of arthropods who have evolved venom to subdue other invertebrates and even as an aphrodisiac in courtship. This potent cocktail of proteins peptides and other bio-molecules represents a wealth of new chemcial matter for drug discovery. As a result two of the top ten articles published in Toxicon are devoted…

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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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