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IRI produces new cancer medicine

cancer medicine

Islamic Republic of Iran unveiled new medicine, Gamma Immunex, for cancer treatment.

Minister of Health and Medical Science Education Kamran Lankarani said at the ceremony that Gamma Immunex is also prescribed for treating victims of chemical weapons.

The medicine produced by Exir pharmaceutical company will undergo mass production by mid-May.

Managing director of Exir pharmaceutical company said the medicine can treat serious infections such as Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CCD) and malignant osteopetrosis.

Managing director of Exir pharmaceutical company added that victims of chemical weapons suffering from pulmonary diseases can also benefit from the medicine.

After the United States and Germany, Iran is the third country that succeeded in producing the medicine.

Iranian experts have taken major strides in medical research in recent years.

Meanwhile, Iran Daily said on Monday that researchers at Amir Kabir Industrial University have developed a new type of cardiac pacemaker with long-life batteries.

The pacemaker uses electrical impulses delivered by electrodes containing the heart muscles to regulate the heart.

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