Bilkent Patent Licensed to Industry

28 September 2021 Comments Off on Bilkent Patent Licensed to Industry

A patent registered under the name “Enrichment of Samples Inside Microchannels Using Magnetic Particles” and owned by Bilkent University and Adana Science and Technology University has been licensed to Tekgen Healthcare Systems Inc. through the TÜBİTAK 1702 program.

The patented technology was conceived and developed by Assoc. Prof. Barbaros Çetin of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and ME graduate Utku Hatipoğlu (BS’17, MS’19) in collaboration with Asst. Prof. Güneş Kibar of Adana Science and Technology University. It offers a novel microfluidic platform for selecting and isolating nanoscale biological and chemical structures such as DNA/RNA, exosomes, drug molecules, proteins, enzymes, cells and microbiological organisms from samples using customized magnetic particles controlled by a magnetic field.

The TÜBİTAK 1702 program was established to transfer patented technologies developed at universities, research centers and technoparks to industry. So far this year, 18 projects have been funded by TÜBİTAK under the program.