Aug 01, 2021 06:58 UTC
  • Iran inaugurates isotopic biotech unit of Khondab nuclear site

Iran has inaugurated the isotopic biotechnology unit of Khondab (Arak) Nuclear Complex set up to prevent the selling of heavy water as raw material and meet medical and diagnostic requirements.

According to Press TV, the unit was opened during a ceremony on Saturday, with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi, senior managers of the nuclear industry and Khondab city officials in attendance.

By cultivating algae and engineering its culture medium at the unit, the cell wall of the algae is opened, using them to make the desired products like a small cell factory.

It cultivates algae and engineers its culture medium by opening the cell wall and forcing it to build desired labeled products like a small cell factory.

This pioneering method can be used to produce a variety of screening kits to diagnose neonatal diseases as well as illnesses by pregnant mothers and potential addicts.

It is also applicable in the fields of medical standards and pioneering vitamin compounds and supplements.

The method can further be used to produce labeled isotopic sugars for positron emission tomography (PET) scan, glucose analysis and deuterium metabolic imaging (DMI).

Additionally on Saturday, Salehi attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a set of research-production laboratories for isotopic technologies, called Kimia Project.

“This huge project includes scientific, research and production activities in the field of technology by the AEOI and the health sector,” he said, expressing hope that other important products will reach mass production in the next 3 to 4 years.