National Veterinary Institute (SVA)

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

Ulls väg 2B, SE-751 89, UPPSALA, Sweden
3. Floor area of laboratory areas by containment level
BL 3 , 457.00 SqM
Summary of the different BL3 lab 1 and 2: 218 (sqM), BL3 lab 4 72 (sqM), High inf. Lab: 58,3 (sqM), EHEC lab: 36,6 (sqM), TSE-lab 72 (sqM). A glovebox is also installed in one of the BL3 labs
BL 2 , 10.000.00 SqM
Total laboratory floor area (SqM)

4. The organizational structure of each facility

(viii) Briefly describe the publication policy of the facility

Policies and press releases are coordinated by the department of communication. Submitting scientific publications or accepting invitations to give oral presentations in case there is a security concern are discussed internally.

(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)

The latest scientific publications from SVA can be found at:

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.

On-going biological research projects at SVA during 2020 can be found at:

During 2020 SVA has continued civil-military collaboration within the Swedish Forum for Biopreparedness Diagnostics (FBD). The forum consists of four agencies; The Public Health Agency of Sweden, the National Food Agency, the Swedish Defence Research Agency and the National Veterinary Institute (SVA). These organization made the pilot study and the exercise together with the Swedish Armed Forces.


(9) Including viruses and prions.