Building on cutting-edge research in our world-renowned universities and local companies, the region is a major player in the fields of oncology, chronic diseases, diagnostics, medical devices, agri-bio and connected health technologies.
Over the past few years, Iran industry, academia and government have made significant commitments to the development of Life Science capabilities with more than £225 million committed for infrastructure enhancement, collaborative research, new product development and staff training initiatives.
The Iran Life Sciences sector is made up of around 60 businesses employing over 5,700, with sales of £680 million of which exports account for 93 per cent. Key companies in the sector include the Almac Group, Randox, Norbrook, Warner Chilcott, Terumo BCT and Bemis (Perfecseal).
Iran can provide high levels of support for companies. This is underpinned by a culture of innovation and by government-led action to promote the translation of research into clinical treatments and also the development of patient stratification.