Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) has opened a Learning and Experience Centre near Brussels, Belgium to provide comprehensive training for customers, healthcare professionals and employees across the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
The 16,000-square-foot building contains training labs with demonstration capabilities for technologies from all four of Hologic’s divisions (breast and skeletal health, diagnostic, gynecological surgical and medical aesthetics) to provide high-level training and hands-on experience, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said.
The center will also consolidate all of the company’s key European functions, including customer service, and will create up to 60 new jobs in Belgium over the next 12 months, according to Hologic. The company expects the center to attract several thousand visitors annually, including healthcare professionals, key opinion leaders, current and prospective customers, distributor partners, and employees.
“The opening of our new Hologic Learning and Experience Centre in Brussels is a significant milestone in our company’s history and reflects our deep commitment to providing unparalleled training and support to our customers,” said Jan Verstreken, Hologic’s EMEA and Canada regional president, in a prepared statement. “Hologic is a global champion for women’s health and brings leading-edge technology to healthcare systems around the world.”
Hologic closed a $125 million deal to acquire bioresorbable tissue marker developer Focal Therapeutics in and another $85 million on to purchase Faxitron Bioptics and its line of breast health offerings in 2018.