New radioisotopes to be unveiled during Ten-Day Dawn: Iran
Iran plans to unveil two domestically produced radioisotopes during the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations (February 1-11) marking the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, announced director of Iran's Nuclear Sciences and Technologies Research Center, Tehran Times reported.
13 months ago, the research center undertook the project of producing 15 radioisotopes over the course of two years, and so far it has introduced 7 radioisotopes in two separate ceremonies and plans to unveil two more radioisotopes during the Ten-Day Dawn, Mohammad Qannad Maragheh told IRNA in an interview published on Sunday.
On December 22, 2010, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially unveiled five national radioisotope-production plans.
In January, two other radioisotopes were unveiled on the sidelines a tour of Iran's nuclear facilities by the representatives of foreign countries.
Radioisotope is a radioactive isotope which is used in physical and biological researches and therapeutics.
The radioisotopes which are produced in Iran are mainly used for diagnosis and treatment of various cancers or are used to alleviate cancer-related pains.
Iran has made large investment in scientific researches, making major technological, scientific, and medical advances over the past decade.