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Domestic pharma companies aim to produce corona-fighting medicines made scarce by sanctions

Domestic pharma companies aim to produce corona-fighting medicines made scarce by sanctions
Date :3/14/2020 / Visit Count : 177 Source:https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20200314-038?search_key=4d335256-9303-4e4f-8c1d-f1679f82e75d

The CEOs of two Iranian pharmaceutical companies working on producing medicine used to treat the deadly coronavirus said in Tehran on Saturday that the news of them discovering a new treatment for the virus were false, but that they were in fact working on synthetizing and multiplying compounds of three already existing medicines used for the treatment, as sanctions imposed on Iran have made it very difficult and expensive to import them. "I have got to tell you that no new medicine has been produced in this regard. Actually, right now with cooperation with Tofigh Daru, we are putting effort into producing three medications that are already available within the treatment protocol of the health ministry and two of them are imported. Based on the circumstance of sanctions, such medications are imported to the country very difficultly and they are expensive for patients," said CEO of Aburaihan Pharmaceutical Company Meysam Nourmohamadi. Nourmohamadi's company is working in the final stages of producing the medicines, while the Tofigh Daru Research and Engineering Company is working on finding a way to synthetize and reproducing six main compounds needed for the medicine. "The main purpose of Tofigh Daru is to develop the technical knowledge of pharmaceutical molecules with high production technology, as these molecules are the ones with extraordinary economic value but they are produced on a small scale. Approximately three months ago that Coronavirus began to show its outbreak in China, we had observed it and targeted the effective molecules in this regard and began to synthesize them," said CEO of Tofigh Daru Research and Engineering Company Mohammad Amin Rezvanfar. Rezvanfar added that Iran has been highly affected by international

 

 

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