Iran Dialysis Consortium Meets 70% Of Domestic Needs

TEHRAN (ANA)- Iranian Consortium of Dialysis (ICD Group) consists of a number of leading manufacturers of medical equipment that have been able to meet a major part of kidney patients' needs.

According to a report by Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy, in recent years, Iran Dialysis Consortium (ICD) has been able to locally manufacture and produce dialysis machines, their necessary equipment and accessories to meet domestic needs.

Dialysis is a procedure to remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood when the kidneys stop working properly. People with kidney failure or patients who are in need of a transplant need dialysis several times a week. In dialysis, blood purification, removal of excess fluids and waste materials from the body, which is performed by the kidneys, is done with the help of a machine.

The dialysis machine separates toxic substances such as urea and ammonia from the blood with the help of a dialysis valves. These valves are highly needed by people with kidney failure. For that, manufacturing these valves have been prioritized by the ICD.

Dialysis machines to filter blood have different parts that the Iranian manufacturers have been able to make all of them inside the country. A special chair and dialysis water purification device are some of the equipment whose technical know-how has been achieved by a limited number of countries in the world with Iran now among them.

Furthermore, bicarbonate powder, solution and other consumables are among the data-x-items that are produced inside Iran with the help of the group of companies that operate in the field of dialysis.

According to the vice-presidency’s report, the ICD is considered as one of the successful cases of forming a consortium in the country. This consortium, which was founded in 2002, consists of about 10 companies operating in the dialysis industry. It expanded its scope of activities and services gradually since its founding. Now the consortium meets 70% of the patients' needs for necessary equipment and accessories.

The report went on to call for a more serious role to knowledge-based companies to join hands with other manufacturers to meet the domestic needs fully. It concluded by highlighting that although the knowledge-based firms are usually small-sized, they have different capabilities in producing and supplying spare parts for equipment and the machine accessories.


Source: ANA