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VP: Russian, Turkish Patients Treated with Iranian Biotechnological Drugs

Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari underlined astonishing progress by the country's knowledge-based companies, saying that patients in the regional states are being treated with Iran-made biotechnological medicine now.

“Today, people in Russia, Turkey and other regional states are treated with Iranian anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory biotechnological drugs,” Sattari said during a visit to the Innoprom exhibition in Russia on Wednesday.

He further pointed to one such instance of Iraniain pioneering companies, and said the achievements of the firm which can treat 4 incurable diseases with the help of stem cells are unique in West Asia.

The vice-president stated that technologies to produce advanced equipment, including surgeon robots, linear accelerators, dosimetric devices, radiofrequency systems and diagnostic cyclotrons have all been developed by knowledge-based companies in Iran and rendering service to the medical sector.

Iran has taken long strides in producing different types of drugs and medical equipment.

Iran in June unveiled 7 new home-made knowledge-based products in a ceremony participated by Sattari and Health Minister Saeed Namaki.

“Today, I am pleased that we have unveiled 7 new knowledge-based products,” Namaki told reporters.

“Fortunately, our scientists think of progress under the hard conditions of sanctions,” he added, noting that the embargos have led the knowledge-based companies produce medicine and raw materials to manufacture drugs.

Iran had also last month unveiled 9 new indigenized medicine to treat depression, skin, blood and infertility problems as well as cancer.

The drugs were unveiled in a ceremony participated by Namaki in Alborz province near Tehran, and included they include hi-tech drugs to treat depression, male infertility, blood platelet adhesion, skin infections, skin diseases, advanced breast cancer, lung cancer and motor neuron diseases, and a medicine to stretch bone marrow tissue.

All the drugs have been produced based on the highest international standards using state-of-the-art technologies.

Also, last month, Sattari attended a ceremony to unveil 4 home-produced drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment.

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