Spiez Laboratory

Spiez Laboratory, the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection, is a division of the Federal Office for Civil Protection. We provide services relating to arms control, protection measures, health and incident management for international organisations, authorities and the general population.

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Labor Spiez als Repositorium für BioHub Netzwerk der WHO

In the initial phase of the pandemic, Spiez Laboratory expanded its measurement capacities for the analysis of suspect samples. It also processed test requests for protective masks and other protective materials. Currently, Spiez Laboratory is involved in various research projects related to the fight against COVID-19.

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Spiez Laboratory becomes WHO BioHub

On 24 May 2021, Federal Councillor Alain Berset and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus signed a cooperation agreement within the framework of the WHO BioHub Initiative. With this agreement, Switzerland will make the Spiez Biosafety Laboratory available to the WHO as a repository for SARS-CoV-2 viruses or other pathogens with epidemic or pandemic potential.

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International conferences in September 2021

The Spiez Laboratory is organising two international conferences in September 2021. From 10 to 15 September, the 4th Spiez CONVERGENCE Workshop will be held. The 6th UNSGM Designated Laboratories Workshop will take place on 16 and 17 September.

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Services

Arms Control

Arms Control

Spiez Laboratory works in the framework of the implementation and preparation of international disarmament and arms control treaties.

Accredited laboratories

Accredited laboratories

Spiez Laboratory operates six testing centres that are accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS).

Training

Training

Spiez Laboratory provides vocational training. We offer apprenticeships as chemistry or biology lab technicians to young people living in the region.