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Iran, Switzerland Ink Cooperation Deals

Iranian and Swiss officials on Tuesday signed three documents on cooperation between the two countries in scientific, medical, and transportation fields. Officials from the two countries signed the three documents after a meeting of high-ranking delegations in Bern, co-chaired by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset. The two sides signed two […]

How Mohammed bin Salman unites usually Divided Iranians

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s war of words against Iran seems to have had a unifying effect among usually divided Iranians. The 32-year-old prince adopted a particularly tough tone against Tehran during his […]

Japan to Fund Medical & Environment Projects in Iran

By John Lee. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has reportedly signed two grant agreements in Iran: one with Iran’s Health Ministry to provide grant aid of up to 1.534 billion yen (nearly $14 million) for medical testing and treatment equipment; and, one with Tehran Municipality to provide grant aid of up to 1.242 billion yen […]

Austrian Bank to Finance Iranian Nuclear Hospital

By John Lee. Austria’s Oberbank will reportedly provide $248 million to finance the construction of Iran’s first nuclear hospital. According to a report from Healthcare Global, the new facility will house up to a thousand beds and will be one of the largest of its kind in the Middle East, providing world-class radiotherapy services. Once […]

Air Pollution Keeps Tehran Schools Closed

Schools were closed for the second day in Tehran on Tuesday as severe air pollution has reached alarming levels. Online data show that the air quality index has surpassed critical levels in some neighborhoods of Tehran, while the air quality has been declared “unhealthy for all groups” in almost the entire city. Officials shut the […]

Air Pollution Shuts Schools in Southwestern Iran

Kindergartens and schools in 15 cities of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan will be closed down on Saturday because of heavy dust pollution. The Crisis Management Department of Khuzestan Province, in a statement, announced that kindergartens, as well as primary, secondary and high schools in 15 cities of the province would remain closed on Saturday […]

Reformists gain Points while Smog Smothers Tehran

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Reformists rack up political points while smog smothers Tehran Iran’s air pollution crisis, which claimed more than 4,800 lives in 2016, has become yet another area for scoring political points for both the […]

Iran Growth fuels Sinclair Pharma Growth

By John Lee. International aesthetics company Sinclair Pharma has said it has seen strong growth in Iran. In an unaudited trading update, the UK-based company said: “Ellansé delivered revenues of £9.6 million compared to £8.1 million in the prior year representing growth of 18% (10% at constant currency). This reflected strong growth in many markets, especially  […]

Long road ahead for Iran’s Medicinal Plants Industry

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The world has seen great advances in medicine in recent centuries, leading to the discovery and manufacture of numerous types of drugs to cure diseases. Yet many around the world still prefer to use plants and natural […]

Iran emerges as Health Tourism Destination

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Tourism is nowadays at the core of attention of many governments across the world because of its major contribution to social and economic development. As the World Tourism Organization states, the business volume of tourism […]

UK Firm in Iran Healthcare Deal

Oncimmune Holdings plc, a leading early cancer detection company developing and commercialising its proprietary EarlyCDT® platform technology, has announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement for distribution of its EarlyCDT®-Lung test in Iran with Tarvand Sina Tajhiz Co., an Iranian provider of test services and kits to the medical community. The agreement allows for the sale of […]

Video: Iran Pledges Swift Aid after Earthquake

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Thousands of homeless Iranians sought shelter from bitter cold on Tuesday as President Hassan Rouhani promised swift help after a major earthquake that killed more than 400 people.

Quake Death Toll Rises to 372

With successive aftershocks still rumbling through western Iran more than 18 hours after a massive earthquake on Sunday night, the province of Kermanshah, hit hardest by the temblor, declared three days of mourning. Western regions of Iran, particularly residential areas in the province of Kermanshah, have felt scores of tremors, some even measuring greater than […]

Iran Developing Visa-Free Health Tourism Centre

By John Lee. Iran is reportedly developing a visa-free health tourism centre in its Arvand Free Zone (AFZ). The zone’s CEO, Esmail Zamani (pictured), is quoted as saying that AFZ will welcome foreigners free of visa in the coming weeks. It is just 15 miles from the Iraqi city of Basra, which has a population […]

Swedish Bio-Pharma Firm confirms Iran Order

By John Lee. Swedish biopharmaceutical company Xbrane has confirmed an additional order of Spherotide from Pooyesh Darou, its partner in the Middle East, to a value of SEK 8.5 million ($1.1 million) to be delivered in Q4 2017. With this delivery Xbrane will meet its expected sales during 2017 of approximately SEK 20 million, as […]

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 […]