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Home     Azerbaijan Institutes Production and Scientific Investigative Center “Zootoxin”

Production and Scientific Investigative Center “Zootoxin”

General Information

Production and Scientific Investigative Center “Zootoxin” (PSIC “Zootoxin”) was created in 1969 at the State Committee on Wildlife Conservation, and since 1989 has been transferred in subdivision of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan. Now the government of Azerbaijan considers the issue the Center to be subdivision of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. The Center is engaged in studying of biochemical, pharmaceutical properties of snake venom and other zootoxins as well as maintenance of snakes in bondage with the purpose of manufacture of venoms. From 1969 to 1989 the Center was the principal supplier of snake venom for the medicines industry of the former USSR. The Center consists of 3 laboratories: Bioecology of venomous animals, Biochemistry of zootoxins, and Pharmacokinetics of zootoxins and vivarium. There are 27 scientific fellows at the Center including 1 Doctor of Science and 2 PhDs.

Institute’s Focus

Institute’s areas of core competencies include the following:

  • Manufacture of venom Trancauscasian viper (Vipera lebetina obtusa Dw., 1832);
  • Manufacture of apitoxin (Apis mellifera);
  • Manufacture of venom of scorpions (Scorpiones);
  • Biology, ecology, intraspecific variability of snakes of Azerbaijan.

Among other important areas of research:

  • toxicology;
  • biochemistry;
  • pharmacology;
  • metabolism regulation;
  • protein structure;
  • medical biochemistry;
  • biochemical kinetics.

Valuable Technology Offerings

  • Study of scientific bases of the maintenance and cultivation venomous animal (snakes, scorpions, etc.) in bondage and development of new, rational technological ways in this area;
  • Study of biochemical, biophysical, pharmacological properties zootoxins (venoms of snakes, scorpions, bees, etc.);
  • Biochemical processing zootoxins, in particular snake venom, with the purpose of manufacture of biologically active substances (enzymes).

Scientific Cooperation and Technology Transfer

ISRC “Zootoxin” collaborates with international laboratories and institutes:
University Kingsville, National Toxins Research Center, Texas, USA.

Contact Details

Dr. T.M.Isgenderov Director
Address: 87/57,Tabriz St. AZ-10052 Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone: (+994 12) 465 84 9
Cell: (+994 50) 338 9567
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Chief Technology Commercialization Officers Valida A. Topchiyeva
Phone: (+994 055) 777 7790
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Elmar A. Babayev
Phone: (+994 050) 305 5033
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