New vaccine for bird flu unveiled in Iran

Business Materials 7 March 2015 15:58 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 7

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: A new vaccine for bird flu was unveiled in Iran's Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute.

The vaccine can also be used for controlling Newcastle disease, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on March 7.

The head of the Razi institute said the product can compete with its foreign-made rivals in quality, while it is produced at half of the price of imported ones.

He expressed the hope that 500 million doses of the vaccine will be produced in the next Iranian fiscal year, starting on March 21, preventing from the outflow of $10 million annually.

Iranian scientists have acquired the technology to produce kinds of influenza viruses' vaccine seed, including H5N1 bird flu via reverse engineering technology.