Iran becomes a major producer of radiopharmaceuticals

4 October 2022

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, has said that Iran has become one of the major producers of radiopharmaceuticals in the world despite relentless sanctions. During a tour of the eastern Iranian province of Kerman he said Iran had managed to beat the challenges and establish 205 medical centres across the country with pharmaceutical medicines.

He stressed that nuclear technology is not only used for uranium enrichment but its power can be used to generate electricity and its radiation is used for various purposes, including in medicine for diagnosis, treatment, equipment, and producing radiopharmaceuticals. He added that Iran is planning to increase its capacity to produce radiopharmaceuticals, in line with its strategic document and 20-Year Vision.

The number of domestically produced radiopharmaceuticals is increasing every year and Iran has been exporting them to many countries, including India, Lebanon, Iraq, and some European countries, he noted.

Image: Mohammad Eslami,,Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (courtesy of ISNA)

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