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Rouhani visits Royan Research Center

August 16, 2014



TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) Iran's president has visited Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, Stem Cell Biology and Technology, an Iranian biomedical research center involved in stem cell technology and regenerative medicine. Iran's Deputy-President for Science and Technology and Head of Natinal Foundation of Elites Sorena Sattari, President's Cultural Advisor Hesameddin Ashna, Head of President's Office Mohammad Nahavandian and President's Special Aid Hossein Freeidoon accompanied Rouhani visiting Royan Institute. President Rouhani visited different sections of the institute in addition to Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) Achievements' Exhibition. He met and talked with the research center's administrators and researchers. Royan Institute is a public non-governmental non-profitable organization established in 1991 by the late Dr. Saeid Kazemi Ashtiani as a research institute for Reproductive Biomedicine and infertility treatments. In 1998, this institute was approved by Ministry of Health as Cell Based Research Center. Now this institute acts as leader of Stem Cell research and also one of the best clinics for infertility treatment. It has 46 scientific members and 186 lab technicians. Royan consists of three research institutes, each focused on different fields of research. 1. Royan institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology (RI-SCBT): RI-SCBT, first, as the "Department of Stem Cells" was established in 2002 to advance researches on biology and technology of Embryonic stem Cells, Induced pluripotent stem cells, Germ line Stem Cells, Adult Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, and Cord Blood Stem Cells. 2. Reproductive Biomedicine: Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, founded in 1991, consists of six departments and one clinic actively working on different aspects of infertility and the development of new methods for infertility treatment. Its vision is to improve the population's health through infertility treatments and giving infertile families the hope of having children. In this regard, RI-RB's mission is to research different aspects of infertility and its treatment in order to increase the success rate alongside improving embryo health. 3. Biotechnology: Recent advances over the last decade have shortened the gap between basic science and its applications. This phenomenon is at its utmost in the field of biotechnology. Therefore, at Royan Institute for Biotechnology we hope to participate in this endeavor with the intent to improve the standard of life for mankind, assisting those in need. We believe this vision can only be accomplished by interactive, hands on science between experienced and young researchers. Thus we hope by encouraging interaction and providing the opportunity for scientific discussion between students and scientists, in addition to expanding our research facilities, to broaden our boundaries of science, making it applicable for those in need. ZK/HRGH MNA END


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Source: Mehr News Agency (Iran)


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