New Vaccines to be Produced by the Year End

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:25

The secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) at science and technology vice-presidency has announced on producing 25 new vaccines by the end of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 19).

According to an ISCA report, Mostafa Qanei stated that 8 human vaccines and 17 livestock vaccines will be produced by the end of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 19).

“Among all 18 main vaccines for humans in the world, eight are produced inside the country and the rest are imported but the number of vaccines we produce for the livestock only fulfill a quarter of the country’s requirements; furthermore, all the livestock vaccines are exclusively produced in Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute,” he declared.

He explained that producing these new pharmaceuticals will save the country $375 million and create 830 new jobs, ISNA reports.

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