ASELSAN and Bıçakcılar signed a partnership agreement to develop the heart lung machine used in open heart surgeries. ASELSAN and the manufacturer of medical devices, Bıçakcılar, aim to reverse the balance of trade and make state-of-the-art health services accessible.
As the focal point of the project, the heart lung machine, which plays a critical role in cardiovascular surgery and designed with advanced technologies, was determined. Both organizations started to cooperate through R&D teams. The technical details of the device were determined during the design phase. The new product is primarily focused on the domestic market and it is planned to be offered for sale all over the world in the future.
Project will create value for people
Dr. İbrahim Bekar, ASELSAN Vice President and Sector Head of Transportation, Security, Energy & Automation Systems said, “We believe that our new product, which will come out with the knowledge and expertise in the medical device field with the strength of our engineering, will create a real value for human life.”
Bıçakcılar Medical Devices Chief Executive Officer Souheil El Hakim said, “Cardiovascular Surgery is one of our specialties and combining our expertise with ASELSAN’s flawless engineering equipment will lead not only to the manufacture of a high-tech device but also to solutions accessible to cardiovascular surgery in the medical device market”.