Diagnostics and Development Department
The Department focuses primarily on routine diagnostic procedures, and collaborating with the Development Department on improving diagnostic methods. In this context, a number of pathogenic agents responsible for viral epizootic diseases - highly contagious agents necessitating an obligatory declaration under Swiss law (formerly List A disease of the OIE) - are handled by the IVI.
The main research goals for the Diagnostic and Development Department are therefore:
- continual optimisation of existing tests,
- development of new diagnostic methods in collaboration with the Development Department,
- participation in external research projects