National Tissue Bank opens in Brno
The National Tissue Bank, which will preserve tissue and cell transplants and supply them to Czech hospitals, opened in the Moravian city of Brno on Thursday. The construction of the facility cost 420 million crowns, around half of which was covered by EU funds. The new centre is owned by a private firm where the state has a 24-percent stake. While Health Minister Leoš Heger, who attended the facility’s opening, welcomed its establishment, a number of experts criticized the fact it is not completely state-owned.