ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2023-10-02  |  UPDATED: 1402/07/09 - 21:49:4 FA | AR | PS | EN
European Union prepares long-term security commitments for Ukraine: Eu foreign policy chief            UN mission in Nagorno-Karabakh amid exodus of ethnic Armenians            Terrorists will never succeed in destroying Turkeyís peace: Erdogan             Biden urges US Congress to approve Ukraine aid left out of deal            Turkiye: Suicide blast near parliament & interior ministry in Ankara             UNís Afghan mission condemns arrest of womenís activists            British training troops in Ukraine could be legitimate targets, warns Medvedev            Indiaís diplomatic mission in UK slams Ďdisgraceful incidentí at Glasgow Sikh temple            Massive rallies against Israeli regimeís policies drag into 39th straight week             US House passes 11th-hour ítemporaryí bill to keep govt. funded for 45 days            Medvedev says Russia will gain new regions in Ukraine            Heavy rains flood streets in New Yorkís Hudson Valley            Qatar calls for Israeli nuclear facilities to be subjected to IAEA safeguards             More than 2,500 refugees dead, missing crossing Mediterranean in 2023            Olympics officials overrule French govt. ban on Muslim hijab            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/01/19 - 14:55:3
VISIT: 871
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Iran-made coronavirus test kits, ventilators, anti-viral masks to hit market


The picture taken on February 26, 2020, shows the production line of protective masks at a subsidiary organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry. (By IRNA)

An Iranian university researcher says domestically-developed coronavirus diagnostic test kits, light-weight ventilators and virus-killingfacemasks will soon enter the mass-production stage.

"Diagnostic kits, anti-coronavirus masks and light ventilators developed by researchers at Shahid Beheshti University will soon be mass-produced and put on the market," Babak Shokri, research deputy at the university in the capital Tehran,said on Tuesday.

He said that the new kits could be used to diagnose the disease in 20 minutes, whilethe kits available on the market take between oneand several hours to detect the virus.

Shokri said that the newly-developed kits have been designed for diagnosing not only the new coronavirus but also other viruses, including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and avian flu viruses.

He also explained that the universityís researchers have been working to design masksthat can protect against the outbreak by killing rather than simply trapping the virus.

They are workingto manufacture devices that will make the materialused in the production of facemasks resistant to the coronavirus through certain physical and chemical processess.

The masks currently in use can only filter pathogens and are not hundred percent safe and therefore the virus might transmit through them, he said, adding that the new masks will either weaken or totally destroy the virus.

He also said that the light-weight ventilators (artificial respirators)are being designed to provide breathing support to patients.

These devices are simpler, lighter and less expensive compared to the full-size models, he said, adding Iranian experts are working to design them and hope they will be ready for production within a month.

Under the current circumstances, Shokri said, the university has developed six scientific-research departments to help authorities in charge of the health sector in their efforts to curtail the outbreak.

Iran launches production line of facemasks

On Tuesday, Iranís First Vice President EsíhaqJahangiri launched a new production line forfacemasksin Robat-Karim County, Tehran Province.

The production line is capable of manufacturing some 30,000 filtered and hygienic masks per day.

Iran updates corona deaths, infections

Iran has confirmed 62,589 cases of coronavirus infection since the outbreak was reported in the country in late February.

More than 27,039 people have recovered and 3,872 have died of the virus, according to the latest updates provided by the Health Ministry on Tuesday.

Officials believe cases could surge in the coming weeks if more tests are carried out especially in remote areas where access to health care is low.

However, more testing could also boost efforts to prevent more deaths, especially among the elderly and those suffering from underlying conditions.

Several other biotechnology firms in Iran have developed testing kits for coronavirus amid restrictions on the imports of the diagnostic tools, which come as a result of the American sanctions.

The government has said it would exhaust all its resources to ensure there would be sufficient protective gear and vital equipment to respond to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The United States reinstated its sanctions against Iran in 2018 after leaving a United Nations-endorsed nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic and five other major powers -- the UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany.

Washington claims that it has exempted foodstuffs and medicine from the bans, something that Tehran entirely disputes.


SOURCE: PRESS TV

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/15571


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

European Union prepares long-term security commitments for Ukraine: Eu foreign policy chief


Terrorists will never succeed in destroying Turkeyís peace: Erdogan


Turkiye: Suicide blast near parliament & interior ministry in Ankara


British training troops in Ukraine could be legitimate targets, warns Medvedev


Indiaís diplomatic mission in UK slams Ďdisgraceful incidentí at Glasgow Sikh temple


Massive rallies against Israeli regimeís policies drag into 39th straight week


Medvedev says Russia will gain new regions in Ukraine


Qatar calls for Israeli nuclear facilities to be subjected to IAEA safeguards


Scores killed in two separate blasts targeting mosques in Pakistan


Japanese protesters rally against military expansion amid high inflation





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

At least 13 dead in Spain nightclub fire

European Union prepares long-term security commitments for Ukraine: Eu foreign policy chief

UN mission in Nagorno-Karabakh amid exodus of ethnic Armenians

Terrorists will never succeed in destroying Turkeyís peace: Erdogan

Biden urges US Congress to approve Ukraine aid left out of deal

Turkiye: Suicide blast near parliament & interior ministry in Ankara

UNís Afghan mission condemns arrest of womenís activists

British training troops in Ukraine could be legitimate targets, warns Medvedev

Indiaís diplomatic mission in UK slams Ďdisgraceful incidentí at Glasgow Sikh temple

Massive rallies against Israeli regimeís policies drag into 39th straight week

US House passes 11th-hour ítemporaryí bill to keep govt. funded for 45 days

Medvedev says Russia will gain new regions in Ukraine

Heavy rains flood streets in New Yorkís Hudson Valley

Qatar calls for Israeli nuclear facilities to be subjected to IAEA safeguards

More than 2,500 refugees dead, missing crossing Mediterranean in 2023

Olympics officials overrule French govt. ban on Muslim hijab

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio says Americaís growth is at risk of falling to zero

Scores killed in two separate blasts targeting mosques in Pakistan

Japanese protesters rally against military expansion amid high inflation

Iran foils serial assassination plot against clerics, judges, IRGC members

Biden launches wide-ranging attack on Trump

World on Verge of Transformation: Iran Leader

Geopolitical Aftershocks of Latest Karabakh Developments

Russia plans funneling massive resources into Ukraine offensive to fight Ďhybrid warí

2 people shot dead in Netherlands; 5 stabbed in school in Spain

Mujahid claims some Ďcirclesí are deliberately spreading false intelligence on Afghanistan

UN: The situation of women and girls is getting worse day by day in Afghanistan

Karabakh Armenians announce end of breakaway republic

Macron proposes form of Ďautonomyí for Franceís Mediterranean island of Corsica

British, French defense ministers in Ukraine to discuss further military aid to Kiev

US government shutdown more likely as Congressional deadlock continues

Talibanís warning to Afghanistanís neighbors: Accusations will affect relationships

Iran says Israeli attacks on Syria smokescreen for Tel Avivís crimes against Palestinians

Washington saw rise in violent crimes this year: Report

Nearly half of ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh flee in fear: Armenia

US imposes sanctions on several entities, individuals for aiding Iranís drone program

55 percent of US citizens oppose Bidenís ímegadealí with Saudi Arabia: Poll

China says military drills near Taiwan aimed at targeting Ďarroganceí of separatists

IRGC to use Nour-3 satellite for military intelligence purposes: Chief commander

31 US senators ask E3 to prevent expiry of UNís anti-Iran missile bans


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š