Asghar Zare'an, who is an advisor to Ali Akbar Salehi, said on Sunday that Iran was the fifth country mastering the technology to produce nuclear batteries after the United States, Russia, France and Britain.
He added that the technology could be used in producing cardiac pacemakers and laptops with additional applications in the oil sector and the relocation of satellites. The official expressed hope that the country would take further steps to develop and commercialize this technology by bolstering the relationship between knowledge-based companies and domestic industries.
The AEOI official further said the implementation of the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries has created new opportunities for the Islamic Republic.
Iran's first Ion therapy center would be constructed in cooperation with Austria in the Iranian province of Alborz with a credit of some 250 million dollars, Zare'an added.
He noted that Iran would be the sixth country to develope such a technology to treat cancer and many other diseases.