“Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology - Turkey: Case Study IONTEK BIOTECHNOLOGY”

Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology - Turkey: Case Study



Thursday, October 18, 2018


MBG Conference Hall




Ümit Fırat

Boğaziçi University; Molecular Biology and Genetic

Business Partner at IONTEK


While employed the last 15 years as sales person, product manager, marketing manager and Business Development manager positions in different companies, I have been a part of different teams and projects to set up business for different brands either in Turkey or in MEA Region.




Business Development Manager at Iontek

2012 – Present

Product Manager at Pera Medikal

2008- 2012

Group Coordinator (R&D-Production-Marketing) at RTA Laboratories

 2001 – 2007




Iontek was founded in 1996. It is the first company that synthesized oligonucleotides and gave DNA sequencing & STR analysis services by capillary electrophoresis in Turkey. Company works under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification and it has Full Quality Assurance IVD CE certificate. It was rewarded by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce: “Best Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise in Technological Application” in 2005. 4 R&D projects which were founded by Turkish National Science Foundation Grants in the fields of Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics between 2006 – 2009 have been completed.

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