Medtoxin Venom Laboratories

State of the Art Facility

          Located in Deland Florida about 20 miles west of Daytona Beach, Medtoxin opened in 1994 as a commercial facility dedicated to the large scale production of snake venom for research and pharmaceutical applications.  Medtoxin designed, built and moved into its new laboratory in 1999.  The current facility is designed to house about 1000 snakes in several large holding rooms.   All rooms are climate controlled and have automatic photoperiod  and temperature cycling to meet the needs of the species housed within.  The facility  includes a small office and modern venom processing laboratory.  Currently Medtoxin is housing about 900 specimens covering roughly 40 species.

Medtoxin Snake Venoms are of the Highest Quality

            Venoms are collected in a sterile manner under strict laboratory conditions.  Snakes bite into a variety of collection receptacles, the venom gland is never massaged and most specimens are caught and extracted from on 14 day cycles.  Venoms are normally centrifuged cold, frozen and lyophilized within six hours of extraction.  The dried venom is normally packed and stored dark at -20c.  Medtoxins stringent processing results in a venom product of the highest quality. Venoms can be pooled or collected from individual specimens and processing can be altered to meet any research needs.

          Venoms advertised are most often currently in production and in stock.  Depending on species stock quantities normally range from one hundred milligrams up to hundreds of grams, with target quantities of at least 10 grams in stock if we are advertising the venom.

Dedicated to the finest captive care and highest standards in animal husbandry

          Medtoxin is dedicated to conservation and in all possible instances builds colonies of snakes from captive born stock either produced in house or from reputable breeders or zoos. Some of the venom line has also been built from nuisance removal and confiscation. Many of the  snakes have been on the venom line for 10 years and these animals eat voluntarily and continue to reproduce in captivity.  Medtoxin is dedicated to the finest captive care and highest standards in animal husbandry.

          Medtoxin maintains a staff of highly trained and experienced animal care technicians with decades of experience working with venomous reptiles.  Medtoxin distributes venoms and venom products worldwide to researchers, universities, private laboratories and pharmaceutical companies and is committed to producing quality venoms in quantity to meet the needs of these entities.