One of the potential purchasers identified was Greenbottle
, a company controlled by Andrew Black, a non-executive director and a substantial shareholder of the company.
The same price as a plastic container, it will provide an environmentally sustainable alternative for shoppers, say makers Greenbottle
Ltd, of nearby Framlingham.
Researchers from Bradford University, West Yorkshire, have isolated chemicals from the larvae of the greenbottle
blowfly and added them to a wound dressing that stimulates wound closure in human and mouse cells.
Family doctors will be able to prescribe the larvae of the common greenbottle
fly for patients with chronic infected wounds.
Calliphoridiae flies, more commonly known as blowflies or greenbottle
and bluebottle flies, are particularly attracted to livestock and oviposit on fresh and cooked meat, and dairy products.
Human life, he says, could not exist without some of them, and introducing some can have a therapeutic effect (e.g., greenbottle
fly larvae clean wounds).
(+44 165-675-2820), supplies LarvE, the sterile larvae of the common greenbottle
fly, for wound management.
said: "Does that mean some criminal workshy druggies on state benefits will lose their free methadone prescriptions, paid for by the mug British taxpayer?" NUFC1969 commented: "Why don't Gateshead and the other four Tyne and Wear councils stop throwing millions of pounds at Nexus?
Various species of flies have been used for MDT, (1) the most commonly used being Lucilia sericata, a greenbottle
blowfly (Figs 1 and 2).
Jones and her colleagues use larvae from the common greenbottle
fly (Lucilia sericata) for maggot therapy, primarily because of the long safety record with this species.
The antibiotic resistant bacteria kills hundreds of patients in UK hospitals every year, and greenbottle
fly larvae have been shown to be the most effective way of treating infected wounds.
Some 400 trials using maggots have proved the bacteria-killing powers of the larvae of the common greenbottle