Mobile laboratories have proven to be very efficient for the diagnosis of highly dangerous pathogens as well as for training health workers”, stated Dr Eyüp Turmus, NATO SPS Advisor and Programme Manager.

In Morocco and Tunisia, an ongoing SPS project is developing mobile analytical laboratories that will improve response capacity by including the COVID-19 agent in their library of detectable pathogens. Similarly, in the Republic of Moldova, a mobile biological laboratory will boost surveillance capability, early detection and rapid response to infectious biological agents, and may prove very useful in the fight against the pandemic.

The DIMLAB project is leaded by the Spanish Association ADELFAS under the NATO “SCIENCE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY” program.

This project proposes to design and build a chemical & biological laboratory by using the latest advances in nano & bio technology, under the guidance of experienced end users and validation by a reference defence laboratory. The project will focus on developing a working CB turn-key solution and sharing knowledge and experience. This is a joint Spanish, Tunisian and Moroccan initiative involving young scientists in academia guided by CBRN experienced end users.

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