A laboratory for the production of diagnostic test systems was opened in the territory of Ecopolis HTZ business park in Kharkiv on June 24.
According to the press service of Kharkiv City Council, the opening ceremony was attended by secretary of the city council Ihor Terekhov, president of DCH Group, which includes Ecopolis HTZ, Oleksandr Yaroslavsky and chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Ihor Kuzin.
“I am sure that these test systems will be in demand all over the world. And it is great that young people, our students, who will be able to practice here, mastering new technologies, will work here. We want to ensure that the best specialists stayed in our country,” the press service quotes Terekhov.
According to Yaroslavsky, $ 2 million was invested in the laboratory. It will be engaged in the development and production of molecular biological diagnostic test systems, in particular, PCR tests for the detection of COVID-19, including the new Delta strain, PCR tests for influenza, and in the long term – for cancer.
The next stage in the formation of Ecopolis HTZ, according to Yaroslavsky, will be the presentation of a Kharkiv-made tram, which is scheduled for autumn.
As reported, Ecopolis HTZ business park is a long-term investment project of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH Group. It is being created on the basis of Kharkiv Tractor Plant, and the plant itself will become an anchor resident of the industrial cluster.