TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Chairman of the Biotechnology Development Council of Iran Mostafa Qaneyee has announced that the country produces all raw materials needs for production of biomedicine.
"I declare that we are self-sufficient in production of raw materials for biomedicine and no raw materials are imported to the country in this field,” Qaneyee said.
He also underlined plans to produce raw materials for production of chemical drugs, adding, "We are trying to indigenize production of these medicine within 2 to 3 years with the help of Iranian knowledge-based companies.”
Qaneyee had announced last year that 17 countries of the world were importing and using the biomedicine products of Iranian scientists.
"Iran enjoys good situation in this field and at present, the biomedicines produced in the country are exported to 17 world states,” Qaneyee said last February.
He added that production of biomedicine in Iran saves almost $1bn for the country annually.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.
Biomedicine is a branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice. The branch specially applies to biology and physiology.
Biomedicine also can relate to many other categories in health and biological related fields.