Tehran (IP) - The head of Iran's Food and Drug Administration says the country is among the top 4 countries in Asia in the biotech medicines field.

Iran PressIran News: "We are among the top 4 countries in Asia in the production of biotechnology drugs and, having over $2 billion of savings in foreign exchange in this sector," Bahram Darai said on Sunday at a news conference.

While amid the corona pandemic, Iranian knowledge-based companies used biotechnology to mass-produce vaccines, Darai said.

He noted that over 97 percent of the medicines needed by the country were produced domestically. 


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