Royan Institute is a public non-profitable organization which is affiliated to Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) and was established in 1991 by the late Dr. Saeid Kazemi Ashtiani as a research institute for Reproductive Biomedicine and infertility treatments. In 1998 this institute was approved by Ministry of Health as Cell Based Research Center. Now this institute acts as leader of Stem Cell research and also one of the best clinics for infertility treatment. It has 46 scientific members and 186 lab technicians.
Royan consists of three research institutes, each focused on different fields of research:
- Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology (RI- SCBT)
- Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine (RI-RB)
- Royan Institute for Biotechnology (RI- B)