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Instituto Butantan's activities have a marked presence in the field of scientific and technological development, especially in terms of meeting the institute's main objective of generating knowledge and contributing to areas related to Brazilian public health. The research topics of Butantan's 180 researchers are primarily focused on vaccines, pathogens, sera, venoms and venomous animals, and encompass many disciplines, such as immunology, toxinology, biotechnology, molecular biology, pharmacology, cellular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, animal biology, genetics, physiology and others.

In the past five years the 180 researchers published more than 1,200 scientific articles which had broad circulation and impacted the scientific community in Brazil and abroad. These researchers also train a wide range of students at the graduate, professional advancement and scientific initiation levels in the Butantan's various programs and existing courses. The graduate courses in Toxinology and Biotechnology (Inter-institutional, USP/Instituto Butantan/IPT) increase the number of exchanges and the training of qualified researchers. Support for research comes from grants and scholarships financed by agencies like CNPq, Fapesp, Capes and Finep and from important institutional projects like the Center of Toxins, Immune-Response and Cellular Signaling (CeTICS) and the National Institute of Science and Technology for Toxins (INCTTox), which manage projects and resources, allowing the development of activities.

The three main groups that work in the area of scientific and technological development at Instituto Butantan are the Scientific Development Division (Divisão de Desenvolvimento Científico, or DDC), the Special Laboratory for Applied Toxinology (Laboratório Especial de Toxinologia Aplicada, or LETA) and the Biotechnology Center (Centro de Biotecnologia), which is directly connected to the Technological Development and Production Division (Divisão de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e Produção, or DDTP). To become better acquainted with each of these large groups - as well as their component laboratories – please use the menus to the side.