EghtesadOnline: Secretary of Iran’s Dialysis Consortium Nozar Mortazavi announced that Iran exported the first shipment of its domestically-produced filters which are used for kidney dialysis purposes to Germany.
“For the first time in dialysis industry, dialysis filters manufactured by an Iranian company has been exported to Germany,” Mortazavi said.
According to IRNA, the official said that the value of the exported shipment stood at 500,000 euros.
Asked whether the Iranian patients do not face shortage problem due to export of dialysis filters, Mortazavi said We need four millions of dialysis filters for 28,000 dialysis patients every year and the country’s output is nearly twice that amount.
“Iran had previously exported dialysis filters to countries such as Syria, Tajikistan, Georgia and Iraq, but exporting the commodity to a European country (Germany) is an honor for Iran,” he added.