What is the Blue Scorpion? LifEscozul®

10 things you should know about the Blue Scorpion 

What is the Blue Scorpion? LifEscozul®

In Cuba there is a species of scorpion called Rhopalurus Junceus that inhabits the entire island of Cuba and its adjacent keys. 

The Blue Scorpion is relatively large and the toxicity of its venom is really low, so no deaths have ever been reported due to its sting.

It is estimated that the Blue Scorpion can live up to 20 years in the wild, and its populations are considered abundant and generally free of large predators.

Blue Scorpion hatchlings go through 7 stages before reaching maturity and are usually found far from cities. 


In Cuba it is known in two ways: as colored scorpion or Blue Scorpion.

The term Blue Scorpion emerged more than 30 years ago, specifically in the 80's, when its venom began to be studied to fight cancer.

The Blue Scorpion only inhabits the island of Cuba, and thanks to the fact that it did not exchange genetic material with other Rhopalurus species, it acquired new characteristics that made it unique and different from the rest of the scorpions of the Rhopalurus genus. This species is the only one that has been shown to have specific active principles against certain types of tumors.

Blue Scorpion Venom

The Blue Scorpion has only two types of predators in Cuba: toads and snakes, but since they share different spaces, the impact of these predators on the scorpion populations is very low, causing them to proliferate.

Here is its most relevant characteristic: due to the absence of predators it did not need to develop a defense, therefore its venom has a low power in terms of lethality.

After many scientific studies, it was proven that there are active protein principles in the Blue Scorpion Venom that have antitumor and analgesic properties, and thanks to our Scientific Team led by Dr. Alexis Díaz, we were able to isolate these principles and develop the most effective formulation based on Blue Scorpion Venom: LifEscozul®.


Other Characteristics of the Blue Scorpion

- It is a large scorpion; adults can measure up to 10 centimeters in length.

- It has a territorial behavior that does not allow other scorpions to live nearby, even to the point of cannibalism.  

- It is called Blue Scorpion because it has a blue hue on its tail and stinger.


The Blue Scorpion, Rhopalurus Junceus by its scientific name, is a species endemic to Cuba, it is large in size and its venom has a low lethal power.

The Grupo LifEscozul®, with more than 17 years of scientific-medical research, has developed the most effective and advanced formulation: LifEscozul®, after isolating and purifying the antitumor active principles present in the Blue Scorpion Venom. This formulation is in the process of being patented and tested in Clinical Trials scheduled for 2021.


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