Darman Ara established 5 plasmapheresis centers between 2008 and 2011, with 2 more centers added in 2013. By 2020, these centers had grown to 10 in Tehran and its suburbs. German and Iranian authorities have verified that all these centers comply with good manufacturing practices (GMP).
The collected plasma from donors is sent to fractionators and then plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) are produced and sent back to Iran.
Plasma proteins and biotherapeutic drugs are mainly used in the fields of clinical immunology, hematology, and intensive care medicine for patients.
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The field of infusion therapy implies the treatment of a patient with intravenously applied infusion solutions in order to enable a patient’s recovery or improvement of his illness. Depending on the underlying illness, the solution contains an appropriate active pharmaceutical ingredient.
This defines the type of definitive therapy: For example, fluid therapy aims to infuse larger volumes of water and appropriate electrolytes to patients for treatment of volume depletion such as major bleeding, dehydration or shock. Another example might be anti-infective therapy which means the treatment of a patient suffering from an infection with bacteria or funghi by infusing solutions containing antibiotics and antifungals.