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VP: Iran Pioneering in Biotechnology in Region.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari underlined the country's high standing in the region and Asia in biotechnology.

"We are the superior power in the region and Asia in biotechnology," Sattari told reporters in Alborz province near Tehran on Tuesday.

He added that over 20 types of biotechnological medicine are produced in Iran.

"We pioneer in the production of biotech drugs while Turkey (Iran's neighbor) does not produce even one biomedicine because it has neither the ecosystem nor the human resources," Sattari said.

In relevant remarks in December, Sattari stressed his country's eye-catching progress in the development of biotechnology.

"We can say that our country is the best in the region in biotechnological fields and we are among the top three in Asia," Sattari said, addressing a meeting in Tehran.

He also mentioned that Iran's biotechnological pharmaceutical products are worth $1bln.

Elsewhere, Sattari announced production of a new drug by an Iranian knowledge-based company next year for the treatment of addiction.

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.

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Date:Jan 28, 2020
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