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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International conferences in Spiez Laboratory

Labor Spiez has successfully hosted two international conferences: The Fifth Spiez CONVERGENCE Conference took place from 11 to 14 September, and the Seventh UNSGM Designated Laboratories Workshop took place from 14 to 16 September. The director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Fernando Arias, opened the Spiez CONVERGENCE event and subsequently visited Labor Spiez.

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Annual Report Spiez Laboratory 2021

A special milestone last year was the designation of Spiez Laboratory as a repository for pathogens with epidemic or pandemic potential in the BioHub system of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a newly established international network for the voluntary exchange of emerging pathogens. With this new role in the area of biology, Spiez Laboratory now operates in all core tasks as a partner laboratory for the relevant international organisations.

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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.