Instituto Butantan

Instituto Butantan is a Brazilian biologic research center affiliated to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Health. Considered one of the major scientific centers in the world, Butantan is the largest immunobiologicals and biopharmaceuticals producer in Latin America. It is world-renowned for its collection of venomous snakes, including as well venomous lizards, spiders, insects and scorpions. By extracting the reptiles and insects' venoms, the Institute develops antivenoms and medicines against many diseases, which include tuberculosis, rabies, tetanus and diphtheria.
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