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Iran ranks 7th in world in nanotechnology, up from 57th in 2000: official

August 31, 2014



"Iran stood 57th globally back in 2000 when it initiated its activities in the field of nanotechnology. Now, however, the country is 7th in the world, thanks to its immense advancement," Dr. Seyed Mahdi Rezayat said, IRNA reported on Friday.


According to Rezayat, the criterion for evaluating a country's ranking in terms of nanotechnology is the number of its published ISI papers and books. 


"At the moment, half of the region's nano-related science production belongs to Iran," he said, adding, "Currently there are 300 registered nano-products in the country applied in the fields of steel production, glass and textile industries, as well as in tire and vehicles manufacturing."  


Rezayat also expressed his satisfaction with the scope of Iran's nano advancement in medical sciences, stressing that applying nanotechnology to medical disciplines is a "global priority".  


Presently, there are 150 Iranian companies active in the field of nanotechnology, 50 of which are working in producing nano-products for medical purposes, Rezayat explained.





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Source: Tehran Times (Iran)

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