Iran hosts intl. workshop on vaccine production

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Iran is hosting the international workshop on validation of production processes for vaccines for the very first time, with 5 other OIC vaccine producing countries in attendance.

Houman Kaghazian, head of vaccine working group in affiliation with biotech development of Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, said the international workshop on validation of production processes for vaccines was held in other countries and this year Iran is hosting the event for the very first time.

“The most significant difference between this year’s workshop compared to previous editions is that previously, all lecturers were introduced by World Health Organization (WHO), but this time five of the six lecturers are Iranians,” said Kaghazian.

He added that out of 57 OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) member states, only 8 of them have the technology to produce vaccines; “these countries include Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia, while the rest are only importers of vaccines.”

According to Kaghazian, out of the eight vaccine producers of OIC, five of them besides Iran, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Senegal and Algeria are participating in the event.

The international workshop on validation of production processes for vaccines kicked off on Monday in Tehran and will last until 22 October. 




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