IIT Delhi students develop cheaper drug for curing snake bites

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New Delhi: Students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here have produced what could be a cheaper and more effective solution for neutralizing the toxic effect of a snake venom.

The research has been done in collaboration with San Jose University, US.

“Purification of peptides offers unique challenges with respect to obtaining the desired process yield and selectivity. Lethal Toxin-Neutralizing Factor (LTNF) is a peptide that is known to neutralize snake venom.

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