Verification Analysis

Verification laboratory for chemical warfare agents (CWAs)

To protect the population we operate an accredited testing laboratory to test samples for traces of CWAs and other toxic compounds. Together with our partners we develop methods to process and analyse biomedical samples or material taken from the environment and other sources.

Supporting the OPCW and international organisations

As designated laboratory we support the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in monitoring compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and advise other international organisations in issues relating to CWAs.

Preparation of samples for CWA verification analysis

We use the latest instruments and adequate methods for preparing a variety of samples and for isolating CWAs and related compounds.

Analytic systems for CWA verification analysis

We use state-of-the-art instruments and corresponding methods for preparing a variety of samples and for isolating CWAs and other toxic chemicals.

Further Information

Internationally recognised verification laboratory for chemical warfare agents(PDF, 1.78 MB)
Analysis of samples from all over the world (PDF, 3.7 MB)
Technology and Methodology for CWA Verification Analysis (PDF, 4.15 MB)

Contact:

Dr. Peter Siegenthaler

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