TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran ranks 12th in the field of nanotechnology among the world countries and is making rapid and giant advancement in the field, said a science and technology official.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 4th International Nanotechnology Festival (Iran Nano 2011), Deputy Director of the Presidential office’s Science and Technology Department for Technology and Innovation Dr. Aqamiri hailed Iran’s superiority in the field, and said, “As we and other world countries started Nanoscience at the same time, we now have a good ranking and stand 12th in the world technology despite the western sanctions.”
He further underlined that organizing such festivals are highly important, and explained, “Nanotechnology is one of the novel technologies in the world, and countries usually take prudent steps towards it. This exhibition indicates Iran’s power in the field of novel technologies like Nano.”
The official further saw desirable prospects for Iran’s activities in the field of Nanoscience, and expressed the hope that the country would be among the important and influential countries in the field in the near future.
A four-day exhibition of Nano products started work here in Tehran on Wednesday in a bid to showcase the latest nanotechnology achievements in Iran as well as new Iran-made products in the fields of medicine, agriculture and laboratory equipment.
The four-day event will include a wide range of events and programs, including introducing the best researchers and centers in nanotechnology, eighth meeting of Asian Nano Forum (ANF), exhibition of nanotechnology achievements and products and nanotechnology in public education.
Specialized fora and workshops, scientific and educational workshops on Nano products and marketing technological services are among other programs to be covered in the event.