“This is a major success, first and foremost for the Greek scientific community that proves that Greece can produce know-how in the health sector and not depend on imports of products and services from abroad,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a cabinet meeting, commenting on the development of a Greek rapid antigen test to detect SARS-CoV-2.
Mr Mitsotakis said:
“Let me say a few words about this emblematic project, which was also mentioned by the Minister. The results are very encouraging. This project was financed with public funds through the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, which backed Greek scientists who were able to develop an antigen test, a highly effective rapid test. A test which is the intellectual property of the Greek state and protected as such. We hope that production will start soon and it will be made available at very competitive prices.
I think this is a major success, first and foremost for the Greek scientific community that proves that Greece can produce know-how in the health sector and not depend on imports of products and services from abroad. We will work with the Minister of Development, as there are a lot of matters to check regarding how this test can be produced quickly – why not in Greece – and then made available in the market. In any case, this is a significant success, above all of the Greek scientists under the guidance of an eminent and internationally renowned Professor, Mr Gorgoulis.”