Confidence-Building Measure A - Part 2

Form Declaration

A, part 2 (i): Nothing new to declare, year of last declaration is 2009

Form A, part 2 (i)

Are there any national programmes to conduct biological defence research and development within the territory of the State Party, under its jurisdiction or control anywhere? Activities of such programmes would include prophylaxis, studies on pathogenicity and virulence, diagnostic techniques, aerobiology, detection, treatment, toxinology, physical protection, decontamination and other related research.

Form A, part 2 (ii)

National biological defence research and development programmes

The objective is to establish national biological defense proficiency by developing and improving precise and accurate tests for the rapid diagnosis as well as for identification, including characterzation, of different biological agents and toxins using various methods. Spiez Laboratory is assigned to fulfill this task and to close any gaps to reach national biological defense excellence.

The objective is the establishment and maintenance of capability and capacity for the rapid laboratory-based identification of pathogens in case of a biological emergency, whether it be of natural or accidental origin or due to deliberate release. This forms the basis for any adequate countermeasures that need to be planned and implemented to ensure the protection of the population.

Form A, part 2 (iii)

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