Malatya İnönü University broke new ground in the field of health. Young academics, who developed sugar-based tissue adhesive with the cooperation of TÜBİTAK and SME, also produced a remedy for an important import item in this field.
The health sector, which is on the radar of foreign capital, creates new opportunities for SMEs. Many medium-sized enterprises that invest in R&D in this field have started to draw attention with their patented inventions. The newest news about health, in which projects developed with university-industry cooperation come to the fore, came from Malatya. Associate Professor of Malatya İnönü University. Dr. Burhan Ateş and Assist. Assoc. Dr. The tissue adhesives project, carried out by Süleyman Köytepe in partnership with SME, broke new ground in Turkey. Patented adhesives are vital in surgical operations to stop bleeding and close tears. The domestic version of the product, which has been imported at high costs to date, eliminates the possibility of leakage in the operation area.
IT TAKES TWO YEARS
Young academics, who stated that they worked for the project for two years, emphasized that they received support from TÜBİTAK. Assistant Professor Dr. Süleyman Köytepe said, “We started working in 2010. We have developed a new tissue adhesive based on sugar. This is a material superior to existing imported adhesives based on fibrin. It is more resistant to the pressure in the intestine," he said. Köytepe also stated that the product provides adhesion in 5 minutes and completely disappears after the treatment.
AWARDED, EXPORT IS NEXT
Sugar-based tissue adhesive, which is the first in Turkey, was awarded by the Istanbul Chemicals and Products Exporters' Association (IKMIB). To export the target product.
source : morning