Iran to export over 40,000 serological coronavirus kits to Germany today

FNA – A knowledge-based company in Iran which has succeeded in the mass-production of serological kits to diagnose COVID-19 virus will export its product to Germany on Tuesday.

“After production of serological kits to diagnose COVID-19 virus via the ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) method, we had numerous demands from 60 countries to export them,” Yasha Farrokhzad, the CEO of the knowledge-based company, told FNA on Tuesday.

He added that his company has been an exporter of medical equipment for 18 years and has dispatched its products to over 25 countries so far.

“Today, we will export over 40,000 serological test kits to Germany,” Farrokhzad said.

Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari on April 11 inaugurated the production line of serological kits in Iran.

He said that 2mln sets of this type of kits will be produced in Iran each week.

Serological kits find antibody to see if a person’s immunity system has responded to coronavirus disease or not.

On the same day, the production line of home-made PCR kits for the diagnosis of coronavirus infection was also unveiled.

“This type of kits acts based on analysing the PCR (of patients) test, and a sum of 100,000 kits of this type can be produced each week,” Sattari said at the time.