- 7 Jan 2021 8:06 AM
- Hungary Matters
He welcomed as “an important development” that the largest European private service provider of medical diagnostics has made another investment in Hungary, adding that its centre in Csepel was central Europe’s largest such lab and possibly Europe’s most cutting-edge.
Around 45-50 million samples are tested each year at the 6,000sqm facility, he noted, adding that thanks to the government’s support, new laboratory equipment and devices are now being purchased, and a new centre of excellence for blood collection and evaluation established together with a Covid laboratory.
Meanwhile, announcing an investment by 3DHISTECH Kft, Szijjártó said Hungarian know-how also played a big role in combatting coronavirus around the world. He told a press conference that the company’s devices were key to diagnosing the virus’s symptoms.
The state is adding a 282 million forint grant to the 2.3 billion worth of investments. Its Budapest production centre will expand from 4,000sqm to 8,000sqm, creating 70 new jobs, he added.
MTI Photo: Tibor Illyés