Snake bite is a significant problem faced by both developed and developing countries, with India being a region that is heavily affected among South Asia (11,000 deaths per year). Recently available antivenom therapy for snake bite is polyvalent antivenom obtained from horse or sheep immunized with snake venom, which has many limitations due to its non specific mode of action.
The lab aims to develop neutralizing peptides that are specific against relevant components present in snake venom of 4 major poisonous snakes in India, namely, Cobra (Naja naja), Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus), Russell's Viper (Daboia russelii), and Sawscaled Viper (Echis carinatus).
The Center has a dedicated group of researchers working on diverse aspects under the guidance of some renowned scientists who have shown interests in collaborating with us. The Center comes under the purview of the School of Biotechnology which has been phenomenal in research since its inception and has received numerous accolades from various entities spanning from Government authorities to non-governmental organizations for its ground-breaking innovations.