Capabilities for identification and confirmation of bacterial biological agents
Authors: Diana M. Popescu, Marius Necșulescu, Lucia E. Ionescu, Simona N. Bicheru, Gabriela V. Dumitrescu, Viorel Ordeanu
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Military Medical Service is able for detection, identification and confirmation of biological
agents; it is part of medical protection against CBRN weapons. We are specialized capabilities for in
vitro tests, under construction, the maximum containment laboratory designed for work with Risk
Group Microorganisms. An efficient primary containment system must be in place, consisting of one
or a combination of the following: Class III safety cabinet laboratory, passage of two doors, suit
laboratory, controlled access, controlled air system. Negative pressure in the facility, supply and
exhaust air must be HEPA-filtered, decontamination of effluents, sterilization of waste and
materials, airlock entry ports for specimens, materials and animals must be provided etc.
Complementary is an Animal facility for in vivo tests. This is suitable for work with animals that are
deliberately inoculated with microorganisms in Risk Group.