Iran to unveil new radioisotopes

Iran Materials 23 May 2012 11:26 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 23/ Trend F.Milad/

Iran will unveil a number of new domestically-made radioisotopes in the current calendar year, the President's envoy for science and technology, Nasrin Soltankhah, said

She told the ISNA News Agency that the radioisotopes will be produced using 20-percent enriched uranium to show the world that Iran pursues scientific and peaceful purposes in its nuclear program.

Seven radioisotopes have been unveiled so far, she said, adding that radioisotopes are used in physical and biological researches and therapeutics.

The radioisotopes produced in Iran are mainly used for diagnosis and treatment of various cancers or are used to alleviate cancer-related pains.

In December 2010, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially unveiled five national radioisotope-production plans. In January-February, four domestically produced radioisotopes were unveiled.