"We have produced diagnostic kits to detect coronavirus, ICU infection and brucellosis. It does not have a domestic counterpart and it was produced for the first time in Iran at Islamic Azad University’s Shahr-e Kord branch and its price is one third of the foreign models,” Touraj Khosravi, a microbiology student at Shahr-e Kord branch, said on the sidelines of the 23rd Exhibition of Research, Technology, and Techmarket in Tehran.
"The kit for detecting infectious agents in the ICU ward has 50 tests which means that it shows 50 infections, prevents ICU infections and reduces time of the patients’ hospitalization,” he added.
Noting that brucellosis is a common disease between humans and animals, Khosravi said, “The brucella kit detects this disease (brucellosis or malta fever) which has two advantages over foreign samples. In fact, this kit detects two species of brucella and is also used in laboratories, companies and hospitals.”
He also announced production of special kits for detection of meat fraud that assesses the quality of meat.
The 23rd Exhibition of Research, Technology, and Techmarket was inaugurated at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on December 10 and wrapped up on December 14.
Islamic Azad University participated in the exhibition with 300 research and technological products.