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The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Biologicals Manufacturing Division (BMD), held a discussion with University of Melbourne Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU) Head Dr. David Williams on June 4, 2019 at the RITM Training Center. Dr. Williams was sought by the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines to provide assistance in improving the technical capacity of continue reading : Vaccine expert leads assessment of RITM-BMD antivenom production
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
Filipino version: Read more about Purified Cobra Antivenin (PCAV) here.
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