Medicine tops Iran’s biotech export list

October 19, 2018 - 19:3

TEHRAN – Medicine is on top of the list of exports of biotechnology products in Iran, the secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) announced, Tasnim reported on Sunday.

Mostafa Qanei said that Iran has a great improvement in the field of biotechnology specially biomedicine during past years.

“By producing biomedicine, we already save 540 million dollars through decreasing import of medicine,” he said.

“We are already producing biotech medicine, which are very expensive due their hi-tech process of manufacturing,” he explained.

In July, the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari announced that Iranian startups meet 98 percent of the domestic market’s need to biotechnology medicine.

Biotechnology in medicine 

According to, the benefits of biotechnology in medicine are without doubt staggering. Although many exciting developments have taken place in the past few years, with continuing research, it is expected that more and more revolutionary procedures, substances, and devices will be developed to improve and enhance human life. When it comes to biotechnology in medicine, there are many different things that have already been discovered and even more on the near horizon.

For instance, today’s biotechnology is now being used to develop much-needed vaccines, new drugs to combat tough illnesses, creating xenotransplant organs, developing a variety of nanomedical diagnostic techniques, and even determining origins of disease. Because of the vastness of biotechnology specific to medicine, millions more people will be helped over those who have already benefited from different opportunities.


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