Global health spending reached 8 trillion US dollars today, Turkey's health spending accounted for about 5% of GDP. Advances in health technology aim both to reduce the burden of related expenditures on countries and to improve the services provided.
Boğaziçi University Life Sciences and Technologies Research Center (BULifeSci), which has been providing support and technical infrastructure for academic and industrial researches in Istanbul since 2008, provides medical support to its range of supporting services with its "R&D Support Laboratories for Increasing Global Competitiveness of Life Sciences SMEs" project. expands to meet the new needs of SMEs that carry out research and development (R&D) activities in the field of technology. It is aimed to accelerate the R&D activities of SMEs focusing on new technologies and high value-added products in the field of health.
The testing and analysis capacities of the center are further strengthened with advanced biotechnological equipment such as modular cabins, animal imaging and material characterization devices to be provided within the scope of the project. With the new technical equipment that BULifeSci has acquired, especially SMEs' work in the field of biotechnology will be supported in the entire process from the idea stage to the first batch production.
In line with the business plan to be developed to professionally manage the technical support and training services currently provided, BULifeSci gains the capacity to compete with similar international centers. The project, interface organizations (technology transfer offices, technology development areas, R & D centers), offering complementary services in the health sector, government and other universities, research centers, regional and national public institutions (ministries, Turkey Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, the Turkish Standards Institute, It also improves the cooperation between the Turkish Accreditation Agency) and partners in the industry.
At least 20 SMEs will benefit from the new services after the new units and equipment added to BULifeSci become operational and all sectoral services of the improved center are strengthened. Within the scope of the project, 60 SMEs will benefit from training, 40 selected SMEs will be supported in accordance with current situation analysis and at least 10 research jobs will be created. be turned into three product prototypes after studies and originating in Turkey envisions international 2 patent applications.
This project, which enables the cooperation in the sector to develop significantly, encourages entrepreneurship in the fields of life sciences and health technology by providing the technological infrastructure and expertise that SMEs cannot achieve alone.
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