Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey TUBITAK met with Kovid-19 Platform members.
President Erdoğan visited the newly opened facilities at TÜBİTAK Gebze Campus, where he came for the TÜBİTAK Centers of Excellence Opening Ceremony.
Erdogan later met with TUBITAK Turkey Kovid-19 Platform members. The meeting was closed to the press.
Scientists attending the meeting explained the developments in domestic and national drug production that started about 6 months ago under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
President Erdogan gave an order to bring the issue to the agenda at the Cabinet Meeting.
At the meeting, the TUBITAK MAM and the coordination of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Institute, Kovid-19 treatment-oriented under Turkey Platform 10 drug development projects and 8 vaccine development projects, including 18 projects being carried out for the immunity acquired is specified.
At the meeting, it was noted that there were 3 drug molecular modeling, 2 local synthetic drugs, synthesis and production, 2 convalescent plasma, 3 recombinate neutralizing antibodies and 8 different vaccine candidates on the platform, and it was emphasized that 167 researchers, including 436 STAR Scholars, were working on the platform.
Turkey on the list of the World Health Organization among indigenous vaccine developed countries were expressed in the countries where 3 after the US and China.
During the meeting, the global epidemic before entering the border with Turkey, in late January, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank held its first meeting under the presidency he said. President Erdoğan was thanked for his support for the vaccine and drug studies to be developed against Kovid-19 at the meeting where the work done since that day was discussed.
TUBITAK Kovid-19 Turkey Platform was launched under the umbrella of the vaccine and meet with the task humanities close to 50 in drug trials President Erdogan, Parliament former president Yıldırım, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Head of Communication Fahrettin Altun, Presidency Sözcüİbrahim Kalın also accompanied.