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Iran almost self-sufficient in nuclear medicine

Mashhad, Khorassan prov., Feb 25, IRNA-An expert with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Fathollah Shahidi said on Saturday that the country is almost self-sufficient in nuclear medicine.

Shahidi told IRNA that Iran has scored remarkable success in nuclear medicine and production of radio medicines.

"It is about several decades that Iranian scientists have been active in this field and presently, import of the radio medicines with high consumption rate has drastically declined," said the expert.

Praising Iran's nuclear success in the industrial and agricultural sectors, Shahidi said that Iran has set good records in application of nuclear techniques for seeds improvement and Iranian technicians are now working on improvement of such strategic crops as wheats, rice and soyabeans.

He said that Iran has also been successful in production of instruments to guage density and surface of materials.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he complained about lack of necessary equipment for related research due to the sanctions imposed on the country.

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