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Venus Remedies inks deal with South Korean co.

Venus Remedies has signed a deal with South Korean drug company Goodwills Co Ltd for exclusive marketing of its antibiotic drug ‘Elores'.

The deal was signed after the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO) of the Republic of South Korea granted the patent to the product, Panchkula (Haryana)-based Venus Remedies said in a statement today.

“...we are confident that our partnership with Goodwills Korea shall take our research product to its meaningful stage in South Korea. Goodwills will have exclusive marketing rights of the product till the validity of its patent in 2025,” Venus Remedies Chairman and MD Pawan Chaudhary said.

The company, however, did not disclose any financial details of the deal.

20 cm Long Worm in the Human Eye, First Ever Recorded on Video

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, Monday, April 22, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) -- Here is the video clip of a 20 cm long worm being removed from a human eye through surgical procedure. It is the first time ever that such a long worm growing in the eye has been recorded. The video has evoked great interest among medical students as well as the general public.

http://www.indiavideo.org/health/loa-loa-worm-removing-surgery-8857.php

Dr. Ashley Thomas Mulamoottil, the doctor who recorded this unique surgery says that this is the seventh worm that he has removed in the last one decade and it is also the longest.

The worm Loa Loa was originally found in Africa and has now reached Asia. The mangrove fly or deer fly is believed to be the carrier of this worm. The eggs of the worm enter the human body through small wounds inflicted by the fly. The death of the worm inside the body could be fatal as it could contaminate the blood. The disease is known as microfilariasis or Loa Loa infestation (Loiasis).