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Animal Venom Research International with Roy Malleappah & Kim McWhorter

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Join us and our guests Roy Malleappah & Kim McWhorter of USAVRI -U.S. Animal Venom Research International.

Animal Venom Research International (AVRI) is a United States based nonprofit organization. Their vision is to alleviate world-wide suffering caused by animal envenomation. The mission of AVRI is to aid in the development of more effective prevention and treatment protocols for animal envenomation by mediating between involved parties, educating medical personnel and the public in order to reduce morbidity and mortality around the world. With Sri Lanka as the starting point, AVRI's goal is to reach into areas of the world suffering from the worst morbidity and mortality rates due to animal envenomations.

Currently, anitvenoms are the only proven specific treatment for envenomation. AVRI is working with international partners to develop new, regionally specific, polyvalent or polyspecific (antivenoms that neutralize toxins from more than one species) antivenoms for developing nations.