Available for licensing as a biological material for research purposes is purified saxitoxin. Saxitoxin is the parent compound in a family of natural toxins that can occur in seafood and can cause food borne illness. Highly purified saxitoxin is vital for the development, validation, and calibration of detection methods for these toxins, as well as for fundamental studies in physiology and pain management. Interested parties may license the compound for conjugation chemistry and radiolabeling with the end goal of generating a research reagent.
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Development Stage: Research Material
Inventors: Sherwood Hall
Schantz EJ, et al. Paralytic Shellfish Poison. VI. A Procedure for the Isolation and Purification of the Poison from Toxin Clam and Mussel Tissues. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1957, 79, 19, 5230 link
Intellectual Property: • Research Tool- Patent protection was not pursued for this technology
Product Area: Food safety, saxitoxin, reagent
FDA Reference No: E-2009-010
Whitney Hastings, M.S., Ph.D.
FDA Technology Transfer Program