Professor who found the first KKKA vaccine in the world. Dr. Özdarendeli also managed to isolate Covid-19.

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Erciyes University Vaccine Research and Development Center (ERAGEM) Director Prof.Dr. Dr. Aykut Özdarendeli and his team succeeded in producing the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the cell culture system, which caused the disease in Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) conditions from a sample taken from a new type of COVID-19 positive patient. Professor Dr. The team led by Özdarendeli succeeded in the trials of the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (KKKA) vaccine, which was developed within the scope of the studies carried out at Kayseri Erciyes University (ERÜ) with the support of the Ministry of Health due to the increase in deaths from KKKA in the past. vaccine developed by Turkish scientists, experimental animals after the completion of the trial on the patent in 2015 and Turkey as well as the achievement of success in the study of people who took the European patent.This patent became the first and first patent in the world as a cell culture based CCHF vaccine. Professor Dr. Aykut Özdarendeli and his team, Preparing a Strategic R&D Project for the development of vaccines against COVID-19 by TÜSEB affiliated to the Ministry of Health to prevent the new type of Covid-19 epidemic, which emerged years after years in the Wuhan region of China, spreading rapidly throughout our country and around the world. received the invitation. About 75 thousand in the entire world, and studies conducted in Turkey in order to avoid the outbreak of causing the deaths of 725 people in his life, Prof. Dr. Özdarendeli and Prof. Dr. Özkul managed to produce the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the cell culture system, which caused the disease in Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) conditions from a sample taken from a COVID-19 positive patient. Professor Dr. Özdarendeli said in his statement; "The SARS-CoV-2 virus was isolated and adapted to the cell culture system in the Biosafety Level 3 laboratory at our center. Isolation of the virus is of great importance for studies to reveal the biology and pathogenesis of COVID-19. At the same time, this The development will accelerate the studies of developing vaccines against COVID-19 and the development of diagnosis and treatment methods, "he said. Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca; Professor who managed to isolate the virus at a press conference yesterday. Dr. Aykut Özdarendeli and Prof. Dr. He congratulated Özkul.