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Kerem Durdag Biovation II LLC


Kerem Durdag
CEO , Biovation II LLC





Technicaltextile.net
Since you believe in providing unique solutions to customers based on their applications, what kind of demands do you have and from which markets?
Kerem Durdag
The demands placed on us have several common themes, among which are:

a. There are no performance concessions; the marketplace is focused, savvy and detail oriented.

b. Pricing is always an issue. However, today's markets couple pricing with a demand to be educated about product design, test results and value proposition. This desire for education places another burden on the manufacturer that cannot be minimised.

c. It is a global marketplace; the product fundamentals are common to all but geographic regions have unique and individualised needs that can't be glossed over.

d. Logistics are one of the key delivery determinants; product delivery and support on a global basis affects decision making at the highest levels.

e. The necessity of creating local partnerships and sales channels has resulted in a vibrant eco-system of cooperation and calibration all contextualised within cultural calibrations.
 
Technicaltextile.net
Infection and pathogen control technology is your area of expertise. Can you tell us about the new or upcoming formulations and chemistries Biovation is working towards?
Kerem Durdag
We are focused on our cost-effective but equally efficacious and high performance solutions for advanced wound-care which is predominantly targeted at markets where price sensitivity is high but the market is large and there are strong purchasing drivers. Additionally, the nonwoven materials we have developed that act as a barrier against hospital acquired infections are being channelled to the end customers. We are focused on chemistries that continue to be more natural and "green" for our next generation products.
 
Technicaltextile.net
What is your budget allocated towards research and development?
Kerem Durdag
I think it is safe to say that we expend a fair amount of our budget ensuring a steady pipeline of products for our customers and the marketplace. The nonwoven industry has a strong tradition of R&D and we aim to contribute to that.
 
Technicaltextile.net
What innovations can we expect from Biovation?
Kerem Durdag
Near future activities are in terms of wipe and packaging materials. We aim to commercialise and bring to market once the appropriate and detailed validation and customer testing is completed.
 
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