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Uruguay consolidates itself as an innovation hub with the arrival of a unique laboratory in the region

Uruguay consolidates itself as an innovation hub with the arrival of a unique laboratory in the region

The first laboratory BGI Genomics was launched in Cannelloni, becoming the first of its kind in Latin America and consolidating Uruguay as an innovation hub, with an initial investment of 10 million dollars, which will reach 15 million in three years.

The plant biotechnology was inaugurated within the framework of the Comprehensive Strategic Association with China signed by the government last year and strengthens the strategy of attracting investments and industries high technology to the country.

The chancellor Omar Paganini led the event and highlighted that the country “is consolidating itself as a hub of innovation, attracting high-tech industries to the region”, highlighting that this is “a concrete result” of the association with the Asian giant.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Elisa Facio, He highlighted the search to “promote investments that generate jobs for the country and promote the transfer of knowledge and development of capabilities,” considering that “it is a way to strengthen the innovative ecosystem.”

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Last generation technology

Chinese public company BGI Genomics has become a leading global provider of integrated preventive medicine and from cannelloni will supply more than 100 countries, at an affordable cost for Uruguayans and the rest of the region.

The brand new laboratory has an area of ​​1,000 square meters and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which allows it to receive genetic samples from Latin America, United States and Canada to detect diseases such as cancer early.

Among the plant’s services, cutting-edge genetic tests appear, such as DNA sequencing. Whole Genome/Exome, which is a technique to explore genetic variants associated with diseases and better understand human genetics, as well as non-invasive prenatal genetic testing and cancer genetic screening, a tool to identify risks and make informed decisions about disease prevention and treatment.

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Canelones continues to strengthen ties with China

On the other hand, the Mayor of Canelones, Marcelo Metediera, was present at the event and highlighted that the arrival of the laboratory “demonstrates the legal transparency and stability that the department and the country offer to companies that decide to set up shop.”

“This meeting shows a strong commitment to international cooperation and that, thanks to this, investment and labor are generated,” said Metediera, after meeting with the delegation of authorities and businessmen from Guangdong, headed by Wang Ruiju, member of the local committee Chinese Communist Party.

At the meeting we worked to strengthen ties cooperation and relationship with the Asian giant, where the advantages of the department were highlighted, such as its production and legal security.

Source: Ambito

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