MNA – Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that the COVID-19 diagnostic system, which was unveiled on Sat., is the product of the country’s investment in healthcare and knowledge-based companies.
He made the remarks at the unveiling ceremony of the COVID-19 diagnostic system on Saturday.
“Knowledge-based companies are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. The knowledge-based ecosystem has developed well over the past years and has come to the aid of the country,” Sattari said.
“We have been working for 2 months and the COVID-19 diagnostic system is the product of the country’s investment in healthcare and knowledge-based companies,” he added.
Sattari noted, “We currently have good results in the production of ventilators with the presence of knowledge-based companies.”
“Some companies are building dozens of mask production lines, and the mask production has more than quadrupled, and that number should increase tenfold,” he added.
Researchers and knowledge-based companies have adopted important measures in this short period after the start of the outbreak, he said, adding, “Coronavirus test kits will be mass-produced till the next week.”
“Knowledge-based companies have succeeded in using artificial intelligence and new technologies in the field of production of test kits to provide a new way to detect coronavirus,” said Sattari.
According to Iran’s Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 53,183 8 on Fri., with a total death toll of 3,294 and 17,935 recovered.