the marine cone ("Conus" genus of the "Conidae" family), a small sea snail which is a formidable predator
produces among the most promising and most powerful venoms of the animal kingdom.
There are up to 250,000 different conotoxins within the 750 different cone species venoms.
From treating pain to degenerative neuropathies, there are certainly still hundreds of unexploited medical applications.
One of these conotoxins is now used as analgesic medicine prescribed in cases of opioids-resistant severe chronic pain.
It is effective in situations where opioids are not and lacks side effects of tolerance and addiction.