Snake venom of Bitis arietans
Snake venom of Bitis arietans High Chem supplies venom of Bitis arietans from several geographical origins: Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, West Africa
Bitis arietans can be found in most African countries (especially sub-Sahara Africa) and Arabian peninsula.
According to WHO Guidelines for the Production, Control and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins, the Bitis arietansspecies is of highest medical importance in Africa where it is responsible for the greatest number of snake bites.
The venom of Bitis arietans is used for the production of antivenom immunoglobulins aimed at these countries.
The venom of Bitis arietans is also used in homeopathic remedies (Clotho arietans)
Bitinarin (a PLA²), Bitistatin (disintegrin), Zinc metalloproteinase-disintegrin BA-5A, Cystatin are extracted from the venom of Bitis arietans.
In Research the venom of Bitis arietans is known to contain Haemorrhagins, Necrotoxins and possibly Procoagulants, Anticoagulants and Nephrotoxins.
Packaging : lyophilized venom sold in vacuum sealed glass vials of 100 mg, 500 mg and 1 g.
- Class : Reptilia
- Order : Squamata
- Suborder : Serpentes
- Family : Viperidae
- Subfamily : Viperinae
- Genus : Bitis
Common names: Puff adder, Vipère heurtante, Víbora bufadora