Pain, Pus & Poison: The search for modern medicine – Episode 3, 17th October 2013, 9pm, BBC4
Dr Michael Mosley ends the series looking at poison. This series is celebrating the eccentrics and mavericks whose breakthroughs were to pave the way for some of the most striking treatments of modern medicine.
Thisfinal episode, featuring Venomtech’s very own scorpions,will be exploring the turning points when scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to applying poisons as a cure. The death stalker scorpion, pictured below, was filmed at Venomtech® in the Kent Enterprise Hub.This scorpion’s venom is a valuable tool in curing cancer.
For more information on the programme, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01f53b9