Spiders have been doing a very efficient job of killing insects for millennia. Now, a Kalamazoo company has federal approval to borrow spiders’ natural chemistry as an insecticide.
So what else is new and cool in the amazing world of high technology? Boy, I’m here to tell ya…
Kalamazoo company is developing new insecticides from chemicals in spider venom that are harmless to mammals but deadly to insects.
Vestaron Corp., a venture-backed agricultural biotechnology company, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to develop insecticides to control the spread of malaria by mosquitoes.