Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM), a research center established at the Koç University. It aims to produce various medical devices and inventions in Turkey. The opening ceremony was held on 12 February 2019.
The center brings together social sciences, medicine, and engineering with the aim of contributing to human wellbeing as well as to the economy of the country. Currently, 96 research projects are being conducted with industry collaborations. The projects include cancer related research, artificial retina development to help the visually impaired, wearable technology for Parkinson patients, and personal blood analysis devices.
KUTTAM hosts eight laboratories and a clinical research unit. KUTTAM’s physical spaces are equipped with latest technology equipment that includes a high definition electron microscope and 3D printing technology for implant prototypes. The center’s team includes 23 postdoc researchers, 42 faculty members, 71 doctorate students, 16 graduate students, and 21 staff members.
KUTTAM works closely with leading global research institutes such as the Max Planck Institute and Stanford University.