Biotechnology can increase Iran’s export capacities: official

January 23, 2019

TEHRAN – The use of biotechnology in industry can help increase added value and decrease related costs, which finally uplifts the country’s export capacities, the secretary of the biotechnology development council said, Tasnim reported on Monday.

Mostafa Qanei said that developed countries use non-oil model to improve biotechnology economy.

“To this end, universities and the industry sector should have close collaboration,” he said.

Now there are about 15,000 graduates of biotechnology in Iran, which is considered as a great opportunity to increase production, he said.

The council aims to create permanent jobs in the field of biotechnology, which is considered as a great share of knowledge economy and create synergy between universities and the industry sector, he explained.

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