Over the last few years, new groups and knowledge-based companies have developed their activities in the stem cell field. These companies are mostly engaged in the production of materials, equipment and cellular products.
Stem cells and regenerative medicine are among the novel areas in the world, and many efforts have been made to improve the field. New phenomena have occurred in the country by the efforts of activists in the innovation and technology ecosystem along with global attempts. Iran has advanced significantly in this field and has dedicated efforts to reaching the tenth rank in the world.
The council for stem cells sciences and technologies has many plans to develop activities in this area. Supporting young researchers and doctoral dissertations is one of the programs that was pursued last year, and this year the headquarters is focusing on this issue in order to conduct targeted research and see their greater impact.
Knowledge-based Companies Working in the Field of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Accelerate Corona Treatment
The outbreak of corona has led to the cooperation of domestic and international researchers to defeat the disease with the help of science and technology. Meanwhile, stem cells and regenerative medicine is one of the fields that has a great capacity for the production of vaccines and stem cell-based products to fight the disease.
Once again, the researchers of the country have gathered together. This time for interaction and improving the level of an effective scientific branch in cancer treatment.
The third “menstrual blood stem cell bank” of the world is established in Iran to accelerate the pace of treatment of women"s infertility, early menopause treatment, fertility preservation, reproductive medicine and some other diseases.
The number of knowledge-based companies in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine increased to 100 in 2019. This number of companies have generated about one thousand jobs.
The secretary of the council for stem cells sciences and technologies regarded research on provision of cellular and regenerative medicine services a necessity in line with global advancements.
While just a few number of knowledge-based companies were active in the field of stem cells in the past few years, there are now more than a hundred of technological companies in this field.
The challenges of student stem cells and regenerative medicine research centers of Alborz, Kerman, and Fars provinces were held in the presence of managers of education and research centers of provinces to develop the knowledge of stem cells in students and eliminate their problems.