The pharmaceutical industry generates fewer and fewer new antibiotics due to lack of financial incentives, which means that alternative sources for much much needed. Mr Lee explained why it is not surprising that insects secrete their own antibiotics. ‘Insects often live in unhealthy and unhygienic environments where they encounter many different types of bacteria. It is therefore logical that they possibilities developed from microorganisms,’he explained.
And grasshoppers.s of new antibioticsCockroaches could be more of a health benefit than a health hazard according to scientists from the University of Nottingham, who have discovered powerful antibiotic properties in the brains of cockroaches and grasshoppers.By Laurell is professor of medical and chemical microsensors in the division of Electrical Measurements at Lund University, Sweden. He has released more than 100 papers and has saved 20 patent applications , 11 of which were registered or. To biotechnology and med tech industry.