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Iranian women shine in inventor's list
Tehran Times Women's Desk

TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) -- Iran's female inventors have received 23 medals at the Korea International Women's Invention Exposition, coming at the top of the list.  

Bagging 12 gold, five silver and six bronze medals, Iranian women inventors gained the first place among 25 countries participating at the international event, held in the South Korean capital of Seoul from May 8 to 10, 2008.

Maryam Eslami's implement for reparation and surgery of osseous diseases in olecranon grabbed the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) Award.

Eslami was also honored with the WIPO special emblem as the top laureate for her findings consistent with the treatment of bone and joint diseases at the 36th International Exhibition of Inventions held on April 2-6 in which Iran ranked first.

Mehrnaz Golchinfar, has invented an electricity generator system for Third World countries. Her power station, free of environmental pollution, was selected as the best invention and won the Special Jury Award.

Sonia Saberi's nano-composite earned her the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Award.

Organized by the Korean Women Inventors Association (KWIA), the first international event for women inventors from around the world was sponsored by WIPO.

Iranian female inventors competed with participants from 25 countries including France, Switzerland, Japan, Rumania, and Australia at the prestigious festival.

Despite Western Media's propaganda against Iranian women as oppressed creatures, there is no barrier for women to research and study. Iran's university students consist mainly of women, and most of scientific researches are conducted by women.


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