Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that they have started work on intensive care respiratory equipment, which gained importance due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, “We contacted Biosys about how to make mass production of domestic respirators. Our national companies such as Baykar and ASELSAN have started to provide all kinds of support in order to improve the device and speed up mass production. ” said.
Minister Varank told the success story of the domestic intensive care respirator, which started mass production in Star TV in as short as 14 days.
Varank Turkey, indicating that the virus before measures were taken to limit further said that one of their most important pillar in the supply of products that may be needed in the country.
He pointed out that the devices of intensive care respiratory therapy in the treatment of Kovid-19 have gained importance in the world because of the adherence of the virus in the lungs, he made the following evaluations:
“We have seen the need here long ago and started a study with our friends. In our country, portable respirators called home type were produced. However, we had a Biosys company, which we previously contacted about intensive care respiratory equipment. We contacted them about how to mass-produce this device. Our national companies such as Baykar and ASELSAN have started to provide all kinds of support in order to improve the device and speed up mass production. ”
Expressing that the respirators have a 100 percent locality rate, Varank reminded that Arçelik also realized mass production by establishing a production line from scratch.
Varank pointed out the difficulty of producing high-tech devices and said, “Thanks to the national stance of our entrepreneurs and industrialists, we have succeeded in developing and manufacturing this device with great devotion.” said.
Pointing out that the stakeholders who contributed to the development of the device did not do this job with commercial concerns, Varank stated that all the rights of the device were transferred to the Ministry of Health.
Touching on the requests coming from abroad regarding the device, Varank said:
“We receive demands from the embassies. Some of the 5-6 companies producing these devices in the world contacted our country. 'We can not keep up with the demand, make production on our behalf, help us, we will produce together.' We also receive their requests. We will be able to export this device to countries that request us. It is also possible to send the device to countries that cannot afford it. ”
Varank said that respirator 20 thousand in Turkey, reported that the targets of producing 5 thousand devices by the end of May.
Varank stated that considering the occupancy rate of existing respiratory devices, new devices may not be needed, but the world cannot predict how this virus will develop. Therefore, we have made our preparations under all conditions. If we need, we can activate these 5 devices. ” used the expression.
"National Technology Breakthrough" vision of the whole of Turkey, underlining that they tried to stick to the agenda Varank, Turkey is not only using technology that produces stressed that they want to bring into the country.
WORKING FOR LOCAL MRI DEVICE
Pointing out that they want to spread the success and high localization rate achieved in the defense industry to all areas of the industry, including the health sector, Varank continued as follows:
“ASELSAN has a project on Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging Device that it has brought to the prototype stage with Bilkent National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). We have accelerated these projects to become a self-sufficient country in the healthcare industry. As the Ministry, we will continue to support all companies that will produce and develop value-added products in this field, with all our support. As our engineers put their efforts and hearts in our entrepreneurs, there is no reason not to get results as we government accelerate the policies that will open them up. ”
Varank, stating that Turkey is an advanced industrial country, he said that Turkey can make in all areas of production.
Turkey, in particular in the areas of basic necessities and health products Leaf is a strong emphasis on capacity, "Currently our country ourselves, we can meet all the needs of language level. In addition, we consider evaluating and fulfilling these demands so as to meet the needs of other countries unless we need them. ” he spoke.
Varank, when the infrastructure and R & D necessary investment is made, the process in such times of crisis expressed can be more comfortable playing, Turkey's mask, coveralls, goggles, and to nurture the country's capacity to produce respirator expressed that level.
“NATIONAL MOBILITY SPIRIT”
Selçuk Bayraktar, Baykar Technical Manager and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the T3 Foundation, said that all stakeholders were working with the spirit of mobilization in the mass production project of the domestic respirator, which started about 1 month ago.
Pointing out that the national mobilization shown is also very important for them, Bayraktar noted that the respirators produced are less costly than those imported from abroad.
Biosys Biomedical Founder and General Manager Cemal Erdoğan stated that they established the initiative in 2012 with the support of techno-enterprise capital of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
Expressing that they have a 5-year R&D process for the breathing apparatus they developed, Erdogan said that they managed to commercialize the product later.
Erdoğan pointed out that the process has reached this point with the support of TÜBİTAK and KOSGEB, and later introduced the features of the device. (The Sanayi.gov.t)