Iran declared the development of a rapid diagnostic test system and a COVID-19 vaccine

Iran declared the development of a rapid diagnostic test system and a COVID-19 vaccine

Iranian innovative companies have developed test systems for rapid diagnosis of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). This was announced on Friday by Hossein Vatanpour, Director General of the Department of Health Technology Development Office for the Health Ministry of Iran.

According to him, new test systems for rapid detection of coronavirus developed by Iranian scientists will receive the necessary permits from the Food and Drug Administration at the earliest possible date.

He added that the new test systems help in the initial patient identification and can be used to diagnose the disease.

According to the latest data from the Health Ministry of Iran on November 13, the number of infected COVID-19 reached 738,322 people, and 40,582 patients died.

Meanwhile, Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology, Reza Malekzadeh said that the development of an Iranian COVID-19 vaccine is in progress.

“We are currently in the stage of pre-clinical trials. The phase of clinical human testing of a potential coronavirus vaccine has not yet started,” said Mr. Malekzadeh in an interview with IRNA on Friday.

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