Source: ISNA; photos by Fatemeh Behboudi, Mehr News Agency
Iran plans to run embryonic and non-embryonic stem cells bank in a bid to meet needs of local researchers and develop its stem cell technology.
The institute is affiliated with Iran's Rouyan research center -- a reproductive biomedicine, stem cell biology and technology which is leading Iranian biomedical research center involved in stem cell technology and regenerative medicine.
"The center now enjoys over 200 ranks of embryonic stem cells including 10 human ranks and over 100 ranks of mouse embryonic stem cell," the Head of Rouyan Institute told ISNA.
"Output of embryonic stem cells generation hits one percent in the world, but we are able to generate one rank of stem cells from any appropriate mouse embryo and the output could be rare in the world."
He added the center would be officially run Monday in presence of Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Nasrin Soltankhah.
"The research center plans to meet needs of Iranian and foreign scholars in stem cells," he added.
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