RITM and its vaccine production The Purified Cobra Antivenom (PCAV) section of the Biologicals Manufacturing Division (BMD) has been recently awarded with a PhP1 million research grant for year 2019 through the Department of Health’s (DOH) Advancing Health Through Evidence-Assisted Decisions with Health Policy and Systems Research (AHEAD-HPSR) program at the Annual Research Conference of continue reading : BMD receives Php 1M grant to improve production of PCAV
Purified Cobra Antivenin (PCAV) was fondly dubbed as a “wonder drug” by the brain behind its standardization in 2009, Lilian S. Dancel, RMT, as it manifests observable changes in seconds once administered in a patient. “There was a patient rushed here who turned black already as the locals were not immediately able to attend to continue reading : PCAV: Saving lives one ampoule at a time
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The most number of recorded cases of snakebite is from rice farming areas of Bicol and Nueva Ecija. Although snakes can be beneficial in decreasing the number of mice in the rice fields, it can cost farmers their lives even with just a single bite. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) houses the Purified continue reading : Purified Cobra Antivenom (PCAV): How is it made?