Board Chairman of Zade Vital Company Mr. Tahir BÜYÜKHELVACIGİL, General Manager Mr. Kadir Taha BÜYÜKHELVACIGİL, Mr. Ramazan BÜYÜKHELVACIGİL, Mr. Ali AYSAKAR, Dr.  Deniz DEDEOĞLU and Ms. Yasemin GÖDEKOĞLU visited TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM).

During the meeting that was attended by the President of MAM Prof. İbrahim KILIÇASLAN, the Vice President Assoc. Prof. Murat MAKARACI, the Advisor to the President Prof. Osman SAĞDIÇ, the Acting Director of Food Institute Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin ALAŞALVAR and the Acting Director of the Institute of Chemical Technology Dr. Osman OKUR, the visiting delegation was briefed on herbal product studies, infrastructures and technical capabilities of TÜBİTAK MAM with on-site demonstrations.

Herbal product sector, which is based on the consumption of industrially processed fully natural products, is an indispensable aspect of the demand for healthy living in today’s conditions.

While the number of endemic plant species throughout Europe is 2700, it is around 3 thousand in Turkey. With a view to make a contribution to Turkish economy, TÜBİTAK MAM aims to convert the endemic plant diversity of Turkey, one of the richest countries of the world in terms of endemic plants, into an added-value.

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