False widow spiders in Ireland

False widow spider

Here’s a nice paper from our friends at the National University of Ireland on Steatoda nobilis, on the noble false widow spider, including a handy identification guide. Here are some highlights: Occurrence, reproductive rate and identification of the non-native Noble false widow spider Steatoda nobilis (Thorell, 1875) in Ireland  

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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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Venomtech’s 7th birthday – founder’s blog 

A seventh birthday is not a traditional milestone but in an industry where less than 10% survive every year it is worth celebrating. It’s also a good time to reflect on the origins, that spark off an idea that launched a company that is back on the very pharmaceutical site that spawned the idea. Initially…

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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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