Within the scope of the letter of intent signed in 2014 between General Directorate of Forestry and Gyeongsangbuk-Do Provincal Government of Korea Republic, a seven-phased project agreement was signed on the studying of the structure of mistletoe growing in Turkey between GDF and Mistlebiotech Co. Ltd., a South Korean company.
The agreement of the first phase of the project titled "the phytochemical and bioactivity profiling of Viscum album L. (mistletoe) species growing in Turkey" was signed in May 2017 in IMAPCON held in Konya and the phase was successfully concluded in this September. Upon the invitation of the GDF, Prof. Dr. Jong-Bae KIM, CEO of Mistlebiotech Co. Ltd., and Bekir KARACABEY, General Director of GDF, had a talk related to the patent applied for the result of the first phase of the project.
CEO of Mistlebiotech Co. Ltd., Jong-Bae KIM, and Dr. Ahmet IPEK, Deputy General Director, on behalf of GDF signed an agreement on the second phase of the project titled "Studies on the properties of lectin and other components in mistletoe growing on almond trees in Turkey". At this phase, which is expected to last for about nine months, the molecular structure of lectin protein in mistletoes growing on almond trees will be examined and the toxicity to tumor cells and immunological activity of this protein will be studied.
We wish this agreement to be beneficial to both parties.