A Strategic Agreement in the Medical Sector Between Aselsan and Bicakcilar

As innovation is the most effective way to create an affordable and effective healthcare, medical device manufacturer, Bicakcilar, signs an agreement with Aselsan, an advanced technology provider to contribute to the well-being of patients, anywhere in the world, by developing devices that create effective and affordable healthcare so nobody is left behind in sickness and in health.

Istanbul, Turkey, October 16, 2018 --( Turkish Healthcare Sector is empowered further with a strategic agreement.

Aselsan, an advanced technology leader and B?çakc?lar Medical Devices, the largest medical device manufacturer in Turkey, announced today the signing of an agreement initiating a big step towards innovation in healthcare. The focus is not only on localization of medical devices but also developing medical devices that are built on advanced technology platforms to further provide accessibility to healthcare starting domestically and then expanding globally.

The starting point of the partnership will be the development of some of the medical devices that are imported to assure reliance on imports is lessened. This will not only add benefits to the economy but more importantly, it will make healthcare more affordable, reachable and effective for everyone.

Dr. ?brahim Bekar, VP, Aselsan A.?. said, “Our technical expertise combined with the largest medical device manufacturer, Bicakcilar will make a real difference in the lives of people.”

Dr. Souheil ElHakim, CEO of Bicakcilar Medical Devices added, “We are very happy to have the opportunity to work side by side with Aselsan, an exceptional technology expert, as we lead the way to innovation which is the heart of global healthcare while we also strengthen the two Turkish brands globally. Our strong focus on the patient will lead to exceptional improvement within the healthcare sector.”

Technological advancements are transforming the entire healthcare industry. Global medical devices sales are estimated to increase 6.4% annually from 2016 to 2020, reaching nearly $440 billion according to the International Trade Administration and emerging markets are expected to expand at a quicker pace over the next several years.

About Bicakcilar: B?çakc?lar is the leading disposable medical device and medical equipment manufacturer in Turkey. The company was founded in 1959. Through the years, B?çakc?lar has gained wide acceptance and has established a tradition of sustained reliability and customer satisfaction internationally. Bicakcilar, from product design, all the way to after sales technical service, provides exceptional care based on strong know-how and focus on the well-being of the patient. The portfolio includes a wide variety of disposables as well as operating room equipment including their Surgiline 3000 operating tables, the most durable equipment of its kind.

About Aselsan: Aselsan is the most advanced technology provider for the Turkish defense sector and has been expanding into other sectors such as healthcare with their exceptional technologies. They export to more than 60 countries. Aselsan, has been listed as one of the top 100 list by the Defense News magazine.

For further info: Gulderen Somar, Director of Corporate Marketing and Strategy, [email protected]

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