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Iran to Unveil 8 Home-Made Radiomedicines by February

Iran is due to unveil 8 new radiomedicines with applications for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a number of diseases by early February 2013.

“The production and quality control of 8 other radiomedicines have ended and they will be unveiled at most by the Ten-Day Dawn (marking the anniversary of the Iranian revolution’s victory over the former Pahlavi regime in early February),” Executive Director of Iran’s National Large-Scale Plan for Radiomedicine Production Technology Amir Reza Jalilian told FNA on Wednesday.

He said that Iran has already produced 15 radiomedicines and it plans to synthesize 6 other new types of radiomedicines in the near future.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.

In September 2010, Iran announced that it plans to synthesize 20 kinds of radiomedicine inside the country, stressing that its scientists are capable of supplying the 20%-enriched uranium needed for the production of such drugs.

“Iran has gained the necessary preparedness to produce 20 radiomedicines and we will provide the 20% (enriched) fuel needed for the production of these medicines this year,” Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) for Planning, International and Parliamentary Affairs Massoud Akhavan-Fard told FNA at the time.

Reminding that the Tehran research reactor has long been used for producing radiomedicine, he announced that Iran plans to build four other research reactors in other parts of the country.

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