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An Overview on Nanotechnology Activities in Iran

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Author(s): S Sarkar | A Beitollahi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Public Health
ISSN 2251-6085

Volume: 38;
Issue: Suppl.1;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Nanotechnology | Development | Plan | Iran

ABSTRACT
"nDuring the last decade, nanotechnology has gained remarkable attention by international scientific and industrial societies. In this respect, various countries have launched their short and long-term programs to benefit from the huge market ex­pected by utilization and implementation of this technology in their industrial/technological infrastructures. Islamic republic of Iran, also by considering the undeniable impact of this technology on her nation's wealth and economy, initiated her na­tional nanotechnology development plan referred to as "Future Strategy" in 2005. The strategic plan outlines countries ma­jor action plans for ten-year period up to 2015 with the target to be amongst the top 15 countries active in this very impor­tant area. This paper, while reviewing briefly the objects, targets of the plan will also consider the status and achievements ob­tained by implementation of this strategic plan. Further, the impact of various developed infrastructures on the success of the program will be also discussed.    
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