In Morocco invented the “milking” of the robot for the extraction of venom
In modern pharmacology the highly regarded Scorpion venom, the cost of which amounts to 10 million dollars per liter and is a valuable raw material for the production of immunosuppressants and drugs, struggling with malaria.
Breeding Scorpions for production of poison are engaged in specialized farms. Traditional process of extraction of venom of arthropods wore exotic and not always humane — Scorpions tickled, electrocuted or even sacrificed. While Scorpios are often bit of farm workers. And, despite the fact that not all poisons are deadly, the patient experienced severe pain.
At université Hassan II (Casablanca, Morocco) was designed by a mechanical robotic device to gather poisonous substances secreted by Scorpions. Milking machine for arthropods (VES-4) consists of traps, special electrodes, stimulating the secretion of venom and a tank for collecting the selected material. Important is the fact that the Scorpion after the procedure remains alive.
Device the VES-4 is remotely controlled with the remote control. For each species of Scorpion has its own program with specific parameters. The program is loaded into the device via a USB connector and led display you can see the name of the Scorpion, for “milking” which is configured the device.