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Medical Tech-Park Opens in Isfahan

Medical Tech-Park Opens in Isfahan Medical Tech-Park Opens in Isfahan

A medical science and technology park ‘Salamat’ (health in Persian) was launched in Isfahan’s University of Medical Sciences earlier this week.
The park, which sits in a 21-hectare area, cost 250 billion rials ($2.1 million), deputy head of the university, Alireza Yousefi, said. 
ISNA said the park is active in several fields including developing medical technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, modern medical equipment, herbal and chemical medicine as well as veterinary medicine and equipment.
“Poducts of the park will be used to equip medical clinics in the province in a variety of health-care domains,” Yousefi said.
The complex so far has 40 technology firms while 100 companies are expected to move their office to the park. 
Attending the park’s inauguration, Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari, launched a locally made linear particle accelerator (often shortened to LINAC). 
A LINAC is a medical machine used for cancer treatment. It customizes high energy X-rays or electrons to conform to a tumor’s shape and destroy cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue.
The machine is similar to the already existing technology used around the world. However, the producing company says its price is way below the imported brands. 
There are over 43 science and technology parks in Iran contributing to technological development. 

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