AQR launches mass production of Covid-19 detection kits
Wednesday , 02/03/2021 - 20:25
AQR launches mass production of Covid-19 detection kits
On the birth anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (SA) and with the help of a group of pharmaceutical companies of Astan Quds Razavi’s Endowment Productivity Foundation, the mass production of Covid-19 molecular detection kit was put on the stream.

Praising the achievement, Mostafa Khaksar Qahroudi, AQR deputy custodian, stated, “AQR approach and strategy is doing its best to untangle the country's problems and meet the basic needs of the people, for which knowledge-based projects are being implemented - fortunately successfully.”
“AQR chief custodian’s emphasis and ongoing strategy at this establishment is to make the best use of available capabilities and facilities; therefore, profit-making and economic gain are not AQR’s priorities since it is considering the greater goal of self-sufficiency of the country,” he noted.
He further pointed to Leader’s emphasis on the need to boost domestic capacities in various fields and asserted that the belief is supported by his accurate knowledge and faith in the important work that is being done in the country. “AQR services and achievements are only a speck of the extensive efforts which is being carried out by young researchers.”
Amir Hossein Maqsoudi, the director of one of the pharmaceutical companies affiliated to the Endowment Productivity Foundation, also pointed out that three domestic companies were currently working on production of molecular detection kits for Covid-19, which have more than 15 years of experience.
“This pharmaceutical company is a subsidiary of Astan Quds Razavi’s Endowment Productivity Foundation and although its field of work is biotechnology, thanks to its strong scientific team, it has been able to shift activity toward Covid-19 detection kits in a few months and finally managing to obtain the license to produce the detection kits.