From September 17th to September 21th, Drs Antoine Pierson and Pauline Lévigne and Dr Arsen Zakaryan, Doctor of Veterinary medecine and lab specialist conducted an asssessment of the 3 Laboratory Departments hosted in the Central Reference LAboratory of Almaty: KSCQZD (Ministery of Health), NRVC (Ministrery of Agriculture) and NBC (Ministery of Sciences and Education).

The CRL was built in 2015 with DTRA support, and its main mission is to work on Extremely Dangerous Pathogens found in Kazakhstan and surrrounding countries and to securely store the strains of interest.

Next step for the laboratory is to go toward ISO9001 certification, with IQLS on-site and remote support, in collaboration with CH2M and Jacobs.

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