CONTIPRO recently hosted an open-house event in connection with Investment Week. The biotechnology company opened the doors of its laboratories to nearly fifty students from Sopotnice Elementary School and Prodloužená – Pardubice Elementary School on Tuesday, 26 May 2015.
CONTIPRO has been involved in research, development and biotechnological production of active ingredients for the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries. It is currently one of the world’s leading producers of hyaluronic acid. Nearly half of the companies employees are laboratory workers.
Specialist from the research and development department gave the students a tour of their workplace and demonstrated their activities. Among other things, the students learned what nanofibres and hyaluronic acid are, how they are made and what they are used for. CzechInvest’s Pardubice regional office took part in organising the excursion.
“CONTIPRO has long been committed to educating young people and excursions are one of the ways we can show students how science and research look in real life. In addition, they can come back to us as interns, graduate students, doctoral candidates or employees,” said uvedla Kristýna Odvárková, manager of education programmes at CONTIPRO.