Iran-made COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits to be Released Within Month

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 10:17

Secretary of biotechnology development of Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has announced that Iran-made COVID-19 diagnostic kits will be commercialized by the Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (March 21-April 22).

According to an ISCA report, Mostafa Qane’ei declared that diagnosis is the most important part of coronavirus treatment, therefore, a contract was signed with five knowledge-based companies and manufacturing process began.

He said that patients suspected to coronavirus are currently being identified by diagnostic kits that have entered Iran in the form of assistance and purchases by the World Health Organization, China and UNICEF.

As Qane’ei noted, existing imported kits are sufficient for the next two months but after this period we will be faced with shortages of kits, however, the domestic ones will enter the market.

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