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Record High Temperatures in Iran

Temperatures in the southwestern city of Ahvaz hit 53.7°C (128.7 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, with another source citing 129.2 degrees F. If confirmed, this would arguably tie for the hottest temperature ever measured on Earth in modern times, according to a report from The Independent. The Iranian cabinet decided on Wednesday to authorise banks, state […]

Iran on Fast-Track to Beating Noncommunicable Diseases

Since the 1960s, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s urban population has tripled and life expectancies have risen. This, however, has increased people’s exposure to tobacco, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity – among the main risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes. Thankfully, advances led by the very highest […]

Iran to Rank Third in Asian Biotech Medicines

Iran will rank third in Asia in terms of production of biotech medicines within the next three years, a senior official at the office of the vice-president for science and technology affairs announced. “Currently, the number of biotech medicines in the world market is 146, of which 20 are available in the Iranian market,” Mostafa […]

President opens 600-bed Bu-Ali Sina Hospital in Shiraz

The 600-bed Bu-Ali Sina Hospital was opened in Shiraz on Thursday in President Rouhani’s presence during his visit to Fars province. President also visited different parts of the hospital and was briefed by the managers of the province about the construction and equipment process. The hospital that offers educational, research and medical services, has various […]

Iran Eyes Becoming Regional Hub of Nuclear Medicine

A target at the top of the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is to turn the country into the region’s hub for production of nuclear medicine, Iran’s top nuclear official announced. Addressing a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Technology Day in Tehran on Sunday, Head of AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi […]

Sinclair Pharma sees Strong Growth in Iran

By John Lee. International aesthetics company Sinclair Pharma has said it has seen strong growth in Iran, with another strong year expected in 2017. In its preliminary results announcement, the UK-based company said: “Revenues to Iran increased strongly in 2016 and with our partner in Iran now responsible for the full Sinclair portfolio, further growth is […]

Japan Donates $6.9m to Iranian Projects

The Government of Japan has allocated $6.9 million to five projects in Iran. The assistance, aimed at building a “tolerant and stable society” in the region, will go to the following projects over the next five years: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): $1 million towards the restoration of Lake Urmia “via local community participation in […]

Azerbaijan, Iran start Construction at new Pharma Plant

By John Lee. Construction has started at a new Azerbaijan-Iran pharmaceutical plant in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. Caspian Pharmed is 49-percent owned by Iran’s Tamin Pharmaceutical Investment Company, with the Azerbaijan Investment Company owning 25 percent and Azersun Holding 26 percent. The plant will be commissioned within two years, at a cost of over $30 […]

US Eases Medical, Agro Exports to Iran

The US Treasury Department said it has amended the licensing provisions of Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) to allow the exports of medical devices and agricultural commodities to the Islamic Republic. “OFAC is adopting a final rule to amend the licensing provisions of the ITSR to expand the scope of medical devices and agricultural […]

Cipla Forms JV to Manufacture Drugs in Iran

By John Lee. Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla Holding has entered into a joint venture agreement with Ahran Tejarat for manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical products in Iran. Under the agreement, Cipla will initially acquire a 75 percent stake in Iranian firm Issat Co., which is currently owned by Ahran Tejarat, for a cash consideration of €1.35 […]