ASELSAN and Bıçakcılar signed a partnership agreement to nationally develop the heart-lung machine used in open heart surgeries. The heart-lung machine is a very critical device that performs the heart and lung function in open heart surgeries.
Having the knowledge of more than 60 years in production and commercialization with ASELSAN, a high-level engineering and advanced technology company, the biggest medical device manufacturer of our country, Bicakcilar, aims to reverse the import-export balance and make state-of-the-art health services accessible by localization. signed a strategic partnership agreement.
As the focal point of this project, the heart lung machine designed with advanced technologies and playing a critical role in the life saving point in cardiovascular surgery was determined. Both organizations started to cooperate through R&D teams, and the technical details that the device will have were determined as we proceeded 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.
ASELSAN Transportation, Security, Energy, Automation and Health Systems Assistant General Manager İbrahim Bekar said, “We believe that our new product, which will come out with our knowledge and expertise in the field of medical devices with our power in engineering, will create 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.”