Iran supports producing 170 innovative traditional medicines

April 14, 2019

TEHRAN -- The national council for science and technology development of medicinal and aromatic plants and traditional medicine supports over 170 innovative products in over 150 knowledge-based companies, Mehr reported on Sunday.

The council, which is affiliated to the vice presidency for science and technology, initiated the first startup accelerator in the field of traditional medicine in November 2018.

Meanwhile, the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari has announced that 170 knowledge-based companies active in medical herb industry are influential in value added chain.

“Iran enjoys different species of medical herbs. For example, more than 2,000 species of medical herbs are grown in the western Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province,” he explained.

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