—Snake Support, Chemists In Congress, Chemistry Puzzles “” Snake Support For presumably virtuous reasons, the Florida biopharmaceutical company Nutra Pharma has adopted a TWO-HEADED ALBINO RAT SNAKE, which resides at the World Aquarium in St. Louis. According to the company, the snake, which has a colored history and goes by the name "We," is a perfect mascot because Nutra Pharma is developing several drugs based on modified cobra venom and toxin. The financial support for the two-headed snake will educate people on species conservation. "It is important to educate the public about snakes and that they should not be feared," says Nutra Pharma Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rik J. Deitsch. Although Nutra Pharma did not report details of its deal with the aquarium, news reports indicate that the sponsorship is a six-month agreement for $15,000.
by David J. Hanson |
December 04, 2006