Cuban Laboratory Tests New Formulas with Scorpion Toxin

Havana, Sep 28. -New formulations from scorpion venom are being studied in Cuba, said Jose Antonio Fraga Castro, director of the Pharmaceutical Biological Laboratories (Labiofam), leading this product.

In addition to Vidatox, a homeopathic medicine highly effective as anti-neoplastic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, which was released in late 2010, the laboratoey is now developing other natural diluted formulation, which is in the early stages of clinical trials, said Fraga to Prensa Latina.

The institution, as part of its continuing research activity, works the line of natural products for human health, specifically anti-angiogenic drugs that reduce blood vessel formation, said Fraga. (Prensa Latina)