Sabancı University opens biotechnology research unit

Istanbul has a new biotechnology research and development laboratory as a result of a partnership which includes Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM)

“The studies to be carried out here will contribute to Turkey’s vision of becoming a country which has important pharmaceutical R & D centers and production hubs,” according to a news release on April 26.

The Turkish government aims to produce $23.3 billion in innovative and technologically advanced pharmaceutical products by 2023.

The collaboration comes as Turkey seeks to boost national and international investments in research and development by enhancing competency in life sciences, raising a qualified workforce and pioneering research and development.

As part of the agreement, scholarships will be awarded to some of the doctoral graduate students in the university’s molecular biology, genetics and bioengineering program, said Sabancı University President Yusuf Leblebici.

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