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1:46 AM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Local veterinary scientist gives presentations on venom to researchers

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Craig Woods poses with his sons in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Courtesy photo<br> Craig Woods poses with his sons in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Prescott veterinary scientist Craig Woods was selected to give two presentations to an international audience of physicians and scientists in Honolulu, Hawaii at this year's Venom Week. Venom Week focuses on developing solutions for the envenomation from snakes, spiders and scorpions. The audience is comprised of several hundred physicians and researchers from around the world.

Presentation topics included the deathstalker scorpion, jellyfish, snakes and spiders, and even drugs being developed from venoms. Close to home were various presentations on Arizona rattlesnakes and bark scorpions.

Dr. Woods gave two talks, one on rattlesnake venom and the other on a new molecule derived from saliva to combat bacterial toxins.

Craig Woods oversees antivenin and antitoxin development for veterinary medicine at BioVeteria Life Sciences LLC.