The Clodomiro Picado Institute makes available to public institutions and private companies training on basic aspects of prevention and treatment of accidents by snakebite, aimed at staff, who by the nature of their functions is exposed to accidents of this type.
The Institute has a laboratory with the capacity to carry out different measurements applied to proteins including the identification of proteins, either from bands of polyacrylamide gels or in solution, by means of tandem mass spectrometry.
The technological development section of the ICP offers advice for the design and development of productive processes for the biotechnology industry, as well as for the evaluation of the performance of biopharmaceutical products. The result of the advice aims to maximize the benefits in terms related to the safety, effectiveness and effectiveness of the products and processes evaluated.
The veterinary PoliVet-ICP antivenom is specific to treat poisonings by bites of most snakes of Costa Rica, such as the Velvet snake.
Antivenoms are products for hospital use and should be administered as soon as possible to stop the effects of the poison. They are specific for one or several types of poisons, which implies that they are products of limited coverage to defined regions in which certain snakes are found.
The antivenom or antivenom products produced by the ICP are: