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Kent-based firm Venomtech supplies venom to pharmaceuticals industry

A science company is helping in the research of new medicines by extracting venom from snakes, scorpions and tarantulas.

Kent-based Venomtech, the only commercial venom lab in the UK, supplies the venom to the pharmaceuticals industry.

Technician Chris Loaring and Steven Trim, the firm's managing director, explain the process.

  • 29 Jan 2014
  • From the section Kent
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