Flagstaff Business News:

According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona is home to the most dangerous rattlesnakes, spiders, lizards, and scorpions in the nation. So it is appropriate that researcher and veterinarian Dr. Craig Woods of BioVeteria Life Sciences chose Prescott, AZ as the home of his new business venture. BioVeteria is a new bioscience company that is developing neutralizers for rattlesnake and scorpion venom for our animal friends.

“We estimate there are about 7,000 rattlesnake bites in humans every year. There are 20 times that in dogs and cats. It overshadows human need by 20 times. We are in great need of better antivenoms,” said Woods.

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