TEHRAN (IFP) -- The West Asia’s first stem cell production factory has been inaugurated in a ceremony in Tehran.
The plant was launched in a ceremony attended by First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, among other officials.
According to a report by IRINN, the plant set up by Barakat Pharmaceutical Company and Royan Research Institute, is tasked with manufacturing products including Monocell, Ricollersal and Rhinooderm cell which are used to treat various cardiovascular, skin and skeletal diseases.
Speaking in the ceremony, Jahangiri said Iran has managed to overcome huge challenges and is determined to achieve great scientific progress.
"We dealt with hardships, including various sanctions, and managed to pass all these tests,” he said.
The factory is run by Celltech Pharmed, a company established in 2014 to work on stem cells, biotechnology, nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Many scientists and researchers around the globe have been studying stem cells so that they can utilize their features in order to ensure the human health.
They have managed to use these cells to overcome certain challenges facing the prevention and treatment of complications.