Budapest, July 23 (MTI) – Hungary boasts of world class experts in animal health research, the parliamentary state secretary for the foreign affairs and trade ministry said at a veterinary health company ceremony today.

Peter Szijjarto addressed an event at French-owned veterinary company Ceva-Phylaxia that marked the production of its 50-billionth dose of poultry vaccine at its Budapest base.

The state secretary said that the company conducts internationally recognised research and development work that builds on the expertise of Hungarian colleagues.

Szijjarto noted that the company Phylaxia had been established more than a hundred years ago by Hungary’s farm ministry. Now it is Ceva’s biggest research and development centre, he added.

Ceva-Phylaxia generated revenue of 50 million euros last year, zone director Laszlo Mate said. Exports accounted for 40 million of the total, he added.

Poultry vaccines make up 80 percent of the company’s output.

Photo: MTI – Noemi Bruzak


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