Medizinische Mikrobiologie (Medical Microbiology)

2. Where is it located (include both address and geographical location)?

Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Labormedizin, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzerner Kantonsspital Haus 47, Spitalstrasse, CH-6000 Luzern 16, Switzerland

N 47° 3' 32.45", E 8° 18' 1.17"

3. Floor area of laboratory areas by containment level
BL 3 , 62.00 SqM
BL 2 , 716.00 SqM
Total laboratory floor area (SqM)

4. The organizational structure of each facility

(viii) Briefly describe the publication policy of the facility

Publication in peer-reviewed journals.

(ix) Provide a list of publicly-available papers and reports resulting from the work published during the previous 12 months. (To include authors, titles and full references)

  No publicly available papers or reports published in 2021.

5. Briefly describe the biological defence work carried out at the facility, including type(s) of micro-organisms(9) and/or toxins studied, as well as outdoor studies of biological aerosols.

The Department of Medical Microbiology, as part of the Labormedizin, Luzerner Kantonsspital, is accredited (ISO / EN 17025) for clinical bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, serology. The current focus of applied research activities is on specific bacteriological / molecular testing topics. In addition, it is the Regional Competence Center for primary analyses of samples suspicious of a bioterror-related background.

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(9) Including viruses and prions.