Technology Transfer to Russia – a Win-Win Situation
Objective of the project was to realize a production line for ceramic hip prostheses in Russia within three years. Whether the necessary quality standards and approval could be achieved in Russia was an aspect viewed critically by all sides. When in spring 2013, BBL – Technology Transfer GmbH negotiated the first contracts concerning a possible cooperation in the production and approval of ceramic implants, there was not yet a Ukraine crisis, no embargo against Russia. The following devaluation of the rouble sometimes by up to 50 % couldn’t be foreseen either.