Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > Press > Iran Unveils New Home-Made Medicines, Nanotechnology Products

Abstract:
Iran on Tuesday unveiled three new home-made drugs used to treat people with acute kidney problems, a nanotechnology mask and a water treatment system.

Iran Unveils New Home-Made Medicines, Nanotechnology Products

Tehran, Iran | Posted on May 14th, 2015

The three drugs include orlistat palate, bicarbonate bag and solamar medication used for treating patients who need dialysis or suffer from harsh kidney diseases or damage.

Also a mask and a water treatment system produced through the application of nanotechnology were unveiled in the ceremony held at Soha company near Tehran today in the presence of Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari.

Iran in February unveiled 12 newly-produced home-made drugs used for the treatment of MS, cancer and diabetic patients.

"Today 12 new medical products in 20 forms of drugs which have been produced by 8 pharmaceutical companies were unveiled," Iranian Health Minister Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said, addressing the ceremony in Tehran.

He also announced the health ministry's plan to increase the country's medical exports to $500mln in the next 3 years and $1500mln in the next 10 years.

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

Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Mostafa Qaneyee announced in 2014 that Iran would start mass-production of 10 new home-made biomedicines in the next few years.

“These 10 drugs include medicines to treat cancer, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, MS, Crohn's disease, gout, hemophilia and diabetic ulcers and have applications in healing wounds and burns and blood production,” Qaneyee said.

“A number of the mentioned medicines have applications as multipurpose drugs for treating diseases like cancer, as well as (diseases caused during) chemotherapy stages and hepatitis C,” he added.

“The industrial and semi-industrial stages of producing the mentioned drugs will be gradually completed between the next 2 to 3 years,” Qanayee underlined.

Also on Tuesday, Iran unveiled an upgraded generation of centrifuge machines used for producing recombinant medicine at Pasteur Drug and Vaccine Production Institute in Tehran.

The tubular centrifuge was unveiled in a ceremony in the presence of Qazizadeh Hashemi, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari.

Addressing the ceremony, Salehi underlined that the new generation of the centrifuges was more advanced than the former machines which were used for producing drugs and it had been equipped with monitoring and control systems.

He also announced Iran's plans to manufacture a newer generation of such centrifuges in the next 8 months with a rotating power of 100,000rounds per minute.

Noting that at present 800,000 patients in Iran use radio medicines in their treatment, Salehi said, "We are making joint efforts with the health ministry to build an all-inclusive special hospital which includes different types of equipment for radiotherapy."

The AEOI announced in December plans to expand cooperation with the health ministry to offer more services to the public.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Drawing data in nanometer scale September 30th, 2022

Researchers unveil mystery inside Li- o2 batteries September 30th, 2022

Synthesis of air-stable room-temperature van der Waals magnetic thin flakes September 30th, 2022

ACM Research Launches New Furnace Tool for Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition to Support Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Requirements: Ultra Fn A Furnace Tool Shipped to China-Based Foundry Customer September 30th, 2022

Cancer

How different cancer cells respond to drug-delivering nanoparticles: The findings of a large-scale screen could help researchers design nanoparticles that target specific types of cancer July 22nd, 2022

New technology helps reveal inner workings of human genome June 24th, 2022

New nano-gel to protect children receiving chemotherapy from hearing loss June 17th, 2022

Electron-phonon coupling assisted universal red luminescence of o-phenylenediamine-based CDs June 10th, 2022

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Drawing data in nanometer scale September 30th, 2022

New technique allows researchers to scrape beyond the surface of nanomaterials: Using a new secondary-ion mass spectrometry technique, research are getting a fresh look at MXenes and MAX phases September 23rd, 2022

Solvent study solves solar cell durability puzzle: Rice-led project could make perovskite cells ready for prime time September 23rd, 2022

Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity: The key to beating the heat is degrading the materials in advance September 23rd, 2022

Nanomedicine

Cleveland researchers reveal new strategy to prevent blood clots without increasing the risk of bleeding: University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University findings may be especially impactful for cancer patients who experience blood clot complications September 30th, 2022

Georgia State researchers discover novel way to treat IBD with lipid nanoparticles August 26th, 2022

Engineers fabricate a chip-free, wireless electronic “skin”: The device senses and wirelessly transmits signals related to pulse, sweat, and ultraviolet exposure, without bulky chips or batteries August 19th, 2022

Immune system: First image of antigen-bound T-cell receptor at atomic resolution: Antigen binding does not trigger any structural changes in T-cell receptors – Signal transduction probably occurs after receptor enrichment August 19th, 2022

Discoveries

Surface microstructures of lunar soil returned by Chang’e-5 mission reveal an intermediate stage in space weathering process September 30th, 2022

Researchers unveil mystery inside Li- o2 batteries September 30th, 2022

Synthesis of air-stable room-temperature van der Waals magnetic thin flakes September 30th, 2022

Layer Hall effect and hidden Berry curvature in antiferromagnetic insulators September 30th, 2022

Announcements

Researchers unveil mystery inside Li- o2 batteries September 30th, 2022

Synthesis of air-stable room-temperature van der Waals magnetic thin flakes September 30th, 2022

Layer Hall effect and hidden Berry curvature in antiferromagnetic insulators September 30th, 2022

ACM Research Launches New Furnace Tool for Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition to Support Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Requirements: Ultra Fn A Furnace Tool Shipped to China-Based Foundry Customer September 30th, 2022

Water

Scientists capture a ‘quantum tug’ between neighboring water molecules: Ultrafast electrons shed light on the web of hydrogen bonds that gives water its strange properties, vital for many chemical and biological processes July 8th, 2022

Scientists offer solutions for risky tap water June 17th, 2022

UBCO researchers change the game when it comes to activity tracking: Flexible, highly sensitive motion device created by extrusion printing June 17th, 2022

Organic water splitters get a boost June 10th, 2022

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project