30 JANUARY 2014 – TEAM ALVIMEDICA IS CONFIRMED AS THE FIFTH ENTRY FOR THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Alvimedica, the Turkey based medical device company in interventional cardiology, has announced its sponsorship in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015.

At a press conference held in Istanbul Alvimedica CEO Dr. Cem Bozkurt expressed his pride in being the first Turkish based brand to join the Volvo Ocean Race: "As a young, fast growing medical device company operating globally; sailing has been our focus in sports. We’ve been joining races with a sailing team formed up of our employees the last 2 years. Now, with a young, professional team, our next flagship event will be the Volvo Ocean Race, one of the world’s most challenging races.”

The Volvo Ocean Race is the perfect platform to express our worldwide ambitions - we're young and agile, we love challenges, we thrive on modern technology and we firmly believe that teamwork creates the best results. That's the spirit of the Volvo Ocean Race too!" stated CEO Dr.Cem Bozkurt.

Alvimedica presented Mark Towill (25) and Charlie Enright (29) during the press conference, the first two crew members of Team Alvimedica being announced. Towill and Enright informed that they’ll be looking for young and international challengers in the coming weeks for crew recruitments. The Team Alvimedica crew will be managed by Bill Erkelens, former head of Team Oracle BMW in the Americas Cup.