What's So Great About Shrew Spit?
2012 was a banner year for a small New Brunswick company that made its name ...with shrew spit.
Soricimed Biopharma Inc. began after a biochemist discovered that the venomous saliva of the rodents in his backyard seemed to kill ovarian cancer cells.
Dr Jack Stewart was teaching at Mt Allison at the time.
Now, more than ten years later the drug his company developed from that initial discovery is undergoing human trials.
Pauline has been following the Soricimed story for the last several years. This week we get an update.