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Iran among World’s Top 10 Enzyme Producers

24 February 2015 20:03

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Iran joined the top 10 world nations producing enzymes at industrial scale.
The announcement was made in a ceremony to inaugurate the center for industrial production of enzymes at Sharif University of Technology on Tuesday.

“Around 10 years ago, we launched interaction with many countries, including Denmark, Germany, France and even India, and urged them to give us a unit for the industrial production of enzyme, but they didn’t cooperate with us,” the former President of Sharif University of Technology and the current member of the University’s scientific board, Reza Rousta Azad said, addressing the ceremony.

“Fortunately, at present we have achieved the technological know-how to produce this strategic product as a result of the efforts made by the Iranian youth,” he added.

Rousta Azad said domestic production has lowered the prices for the country to the astonishing rate of one-twentieth.

In October 2012, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the country’s experts and scientists for their strenuous efforts which have resulted in Iran’s rapid scientific advancement, and urged the country’s researchers not to hesitate one moment about continuing their firm movement on the path of progress.

Addressing a large number of young elites in Tehran at the time, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure in the atmosphere of dialogue and interaction dominating the country’s scientific move and progress, but meantime urged the Iranian scientists to accelerate their efforts.

“Of course there is one concern that a status of satiation and satisfaction will be created due to the country’s rapid scientific move and this is while we are still at the start of the path and this (present) scientific speed should not be decelerated or stopped,” he underlined.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran was still lagging behind the world’s top countries in area of science and technology because it had been ruled by dependent, ignorant and autocratic rulers for centuries.

Thus, this wide distance with the world’s top scientific powers and the existence of rather powerful rivals in the region double the necessity for Iran’s accelerated scientific move towards a top position in area of science which deserves the Iranian nation’s prestige, he added.

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