More than 5 billion condoms worldwide are sold every year, according to Michael S. Zedalis, senior vice president in charge of science and technology for condom-maker Ansell Limited. Known as Dr. Condom to his friends and colleagues, Zedalis offers seven factoids you probably don't know -- or didn't think to ask -- about the oft-maligned yet always useful "love glove.
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As these things go, it involved an Indian — an unlikely one. It was the mids. Dr Alla Venkata Krishna Reddy, a trained surgeon, was researching the AIDS virus when he hit upon a simple, yet brilliant idea to design a condom that men would want to wear, not because it was a necessary evil, but because it would, in very real terms, up their pleasure. If men wore condoms out of choice, the spread of the virus could be curtailed, he reasoned.
For pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the journey from inspiration to realisation is a long one. But why, when there are so many people suffering, does it take so long? What goes on behind the scenes?
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