AQR 2021 technological and knowledge-based achievements on exhibit in Mashhad
Saturday , 06/26/2021 - 15:02
AQR 2021 technological and knowledge-based achievements on exhibit in Mashhad
Astan Quds Razavi has put on display most sophisticated technological and knowledge-based products at an exhibition in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

The event, opened in the presence of AQR chief custodian and senior officials of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, has featured many achievements top among them the Viral Genome Extraction kit, which is capable of extracting viral genomes consisting of RNA and DNA from a diversified bio samples such as blood, plasma, serum or from solid tissue residues. The kit is used for diagnosis of a bunch of viruses causing coronavirus, AIDS and many other infectious diseases.  
A domestically manufactured duster drone is also on exhibit with a capacity of 16 liters of insecticide and a future capability of carrying 50 liters of the chemical agent. Using duster drone is a major component of “smart farming” and AQR has managed well to produce and apply the technology on its farms in cooperation with Iranian knowledge-based companies. 
Iran is capable of producing hybrid seeds thanks to its climatic conditions as well as skilled and experienced manpower. To that end, Razavi Seeds and Saplings Institute, affiliated to Astan Quds Razavi has embarked on production of hybrid seeds to help self-sufficiency of the country in seed production. Production of hybrid seeds along with boosting economic productivity and localization of the technology to produce generative seedlings can guarantee the country’s self-sufficiency in sustainable production of seeds.
AQR knowledge-based achievements exhibition 2021 has also put on display many other plans and projects such as “Pisheh” integrated system for business services, production licenses for two new medicines, the plan to overhaul medical equipment, small-scale greenhouses, Viona creative toy, special flour for Coeliac patients, aluminum powder for use in construction industry, sapling production on growing pillars, etc. 
Speaking in the opening ceremony of the exhibition, AQR chief custodian, Hoj. Marvi said the new mission of Astan Quds Razavi is to support knowledge-based companies. “I ask knowledge-based firms not to get disappointed by the defeats they experience in the path toward innovation and creativity.”
Touching upon the importance of knowledge in Islam, he said: “No other religion has ever attached greater significance to acquiring science and knowledge than Islam. In early years after the advent of Islam the Prophet (pbuh) conditioned freedom of captives from the army of the infidels to teaching Muslims how to read and write. The pillars of Western scientific civilization rest on the scientific achievements of Muslim scholars.”
Pointing to Iran’s achievements in military, nuclear and medical fields, Hoj. Marvi said: “Self-confidence has been the drive force and a Divine blessing for progress of a nation.” He recommended the knowledge-based companies to make use of the experiences of large corporations and developed nations across the world. “As human body needs food to survive, we also need information and experience in our field of activity to grow.” 
Also deputy chief custodian of AQR, Malek Rahmati, reiterated supporting of knowledge-based firms as a strategic goal in Astan Quds Razavi, saying: “AQR has anticipated a five-stage support including supporting knowledge-based ideas, design and implementation of ideas, pre-production, industrial production and commercial manufacturing.” According to him, 66 knowledge-based projects are currently at the stage of pre-production. 
Rahmati revealed that Astan Quds Razavi has recently started work on digital economy as a major future achievement for the country upon recommendation by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. “Knowledge-based production is the pivot of activities at Astan Quds Razavi’s Endowment Productivity Foundation.”