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    Venomous animals represent a major source of highly-selective biologically-active compounds that have led to the development of several life-saving drugs.

Including Capoten® (captopril, derived from the venom of the pit viper Bothops jararaca), Byetta® (exanatide, derived from the venom of the Gila monster Heloderma suspectum), Prialt® (ziconotide, derived from the venom of the cone snail Conus magus) and Integrilin® (eptifibatide, derived from the venom of the pygmy rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius barbouri).
Accordingly, the Toxinomics Foundation has a number of ongoing projects in the fields of venomics, drug discovery and technology development, three of which are outlined below:

> Venomics Systems Initiative
> Cone Snail Genome Project for Health
> Cell Penetrating Peptide Initiative
> Antimicrobial Peptide Project