Iran to introduce 5 new radioisotopes in coming days

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr.7/ Trend G.Mehdi/

Iran will unveil five new domestically produced radioisotopes by the end of the current calendar month of Farvardin (April 20), ISNA quoted Iranian Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Nasrin Soltankhah as saying.

Soltankhah also said that Iran would unveil 28 science-based products in the near future.

In October 2012, ISNA quoted Iran's National Security Committee spokesman Hossein Naqavi Hosseini as saying that Iran will become self-sufficient in producing radioisotope drugs in the current calendar year which began on March 21.

Once the first phase of the Arak nuclear power plant comes on stream, the country will be self-sufficient in producing radioisotope drugs for over one million patients suffering from various types of cancers and brain tumors, he noted.

In a landmark pharmaceutical progress, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) announced in January that Iranian scientists have managed to synthesise two new types of radioisotope medicines to treat malignant types of cancer.

"Iranian scientists and researchers at the AEOI's Nuclear Science and Technology Research Centre succeeded in producing two new radioisotope drugs for the first time to cure malignant cancers," AEOI spokesman Hamid Khadem Qaemi said.

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