Budapest (MTI) – Two molecules that promise a new type of therapy for cancer patients are scheduled to reach the clinical trial phase this year, Servier Hungaria, the Hungarian unit of the French pharmaceutical company, told a press conference on Thursday.

Based on Hungarian research, one of the molecules would be used to treat aggressive blood cancer and the other colon-rectal cancer, Servier Hungaria’s cheif executive Jan-Frederic Kesselhut told a press conference held in Servier’s basic research institute in Óbuda.

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Economy ministry state secretary Péter Cseresnyés hailed Servier’s work in uniting research and development and the country’s health economy. The company’s mixture of non-profit and for-profit positively impacts the health of Hungarians, supports scientific development and serves as a model for Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, he said.

Attila Beneda, interim state secretary for health care, noted that Servier is a government strategic partner. Servier has brought its R+D and clinical trials to Hungary, making a significant contribution both to the economy and to the health profession, he added.

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