Accession Number:

ADP013431

Title:

The Need for Creation of the International Center in Novosibirsk, Russia for Combating Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism Threat in Asia

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STATE RESEARCH CENTER OF VIROLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY NOVOSIBIRSK (RUSSIA)

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Our State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR was established back in 1974 as an All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Molecular Biology 1. Its task was to conduct basic and applied research on extremely pathogenic viral agents such as less- studied Marburg, Ebola, Lassa and other viruses related to potential BW agents in order to evaluate the potential threat posed by these agents and develop means of their diagnostics, prevention, and therapy. Maximum biological containment laboratory facilities, the most modem in Russia, were built as well as an engineering infrastructure and a set of scientific and supporting capabilities. The total area of existing buildings and facilities amounted to 250,000 square meters.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE