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'Iran to unveil new bio-implants soon'

Iran Materials 17 January 2011 15:54
Iranian Deputy Minister of Industries and Mines Seyyed Majid Hedayat says the country will soon unveil its domestically-produced artificial tendons and ligaments.
'Iran to unveil new bio-implants soon'
Iranian Deputy Minister of Industries and Mines Seyyed Majid Hedayat says the country will soon unveil its domestically-produced artificial tendons and ligaments, Press TV reported.

"The plan for the production of tendons and ligaments has had a 60-percent progress at Kish (Island) and will soon be inaugurated," IRNA quoted Hedayat as saying during a recent visit to the country's tissue-cloning company based on the Persian Gulf island.

He also said that the country has so far exported some of its bio-implant products worth one million dollars.

The official added that due to the quality of the Iranian products, many hospitals in the region and worldwide have utilized the Iranian bio-implants.

Iranian officials have on different occasions said that the export of the country's 'strategic' bio-implant products would have significant financial turnover.

Bio-implants are prosthesis made of biosynthetic material.

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