Protocol on the “Establishment a Joint Research and Application Center for Birotechnology Excellence In Health" Was Signed

The opening of the Biotechnology Excellence in Health Joint Application and Research Center (SABIOTEK), which was established with the cooperation of Turkey's three leading Research Universities, was held at the Mehmet Genç Kulliye, hosted by Marmara University. The establishment protocol signing ceremony of SABIOTEK, which was implemented to make important discoveries in health and to design innovative products, attracted great attention.

The protocol signing ceremony, which was attended by  Marmara University Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt, Yıldız Technical University Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz and Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Rector Prof. Dr. Nuri Aydın, was moderated by Assoc. Prof. Oğuzhan Gündüz, Director of Nanotechnology and Biomaterials Application and Research Center.

In the opening speech, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt talked about the working areas and goals of the center, which was established thanks to the cooperation of three universities, and said that he is proud to be among the founders of such a center. Kurt said, "As Marmara University, we will mobilize all our resources for the studies that SABIOTEK will do in many fields, especially in health and biotechnology."

Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz, emphasizing that for the first time in Turkey, three universities came together and realized such a formation, said, "SABIOTEK will be a world-class research center in the future thanks to the projects it will carry out."  Prof. Dr. Nuri Aydın stated that SABIOTEK will increase and support knowledge and studies in the field of nano health and biotechnology.

Within the scope of the cooperation, SABIOTEK, many projects will be carried out such as "chip implantation for rapid drug delivery to the brain for the treatment of epilepsy patients", "production of kits for the diagnosis of brain cancers and brain tumors", "artificial cornea production", "artificial bone production with 3D printers", "production of nerve repair patches for patients", "needle-free vaccine ", "production of collagen patches that produce tissue in the body".

After the protocol signing ceremony,  the program continued with a seminar and a biotechnology workshop. In the seminar where scientists from France, Spain and Romania took place,  cooperation with international universities, remote access to laboratories with robotic applications during epidemic processes and the development of an appropriate curriculum were discussed. In the workshop, scientific research and designs were carried out on the diagnosis and treatments of viruses, diagnosis and treatment of cancer types, as well as artificial tissue production by academics from three universities. In the workshop where academicians from three universities took part, in addition to artificial tissue production, diagnosis and treatments related to viruses, scientific research and designs for diagnosis and treatment of cancer types were discussed. Within the scope of the workshop, students in Spain participated in tissue production at Marmara University with robotic technology remotely.