Feb 23, 2019, 4:38 PM
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17 countries consuming Iranian bio- drugs

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA- The secretary of the Biotechnology Development Department of Vice President for Science and Technology regarding the status of bio-drugs produced in the country said Iran's situation in this area is very good and now the drugs produced in the country is exported to 17 countries.

Mostafa Qanei described the country's scientific development in bio- drugs as remarkable and said, 'Nobody did think that Iran, once a country importing biological drugs, would become an exporter, and domestically-produced drugs would be exported to 17 countries.'

He estimates that the foreign exchange savings of producing these drugs in the country is about one billion dollars a year, adding that now, biological drugs are at the forefront of imported drugs, and the Biotechnology Development Department is planning to provide the same amount in the next three years vie domestic production.

The official stated, 'When we talk about a product, it means that that, knowledge about it is formed in the country. When we talk about science, it means that we have the human resources of the country, and we must use this great human power.'

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