Project: Quality Assurance Exercises and Networking on the Detection of Highly Infectious Pathogens
The Joint Action QUANDHIP combines two previously existing European networks, aiming to link and consolidate their objectives. The “European Network for Highly Pathogenic Bacteria“ (ENHPB), coordinated by the Robert Koch Institute and the “European Network of P4 Laboratories" (ENP4Lab), coordinated by L.Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Italy. The consortium links and unites 38 highly specialised and advanced laboratories from 23 European countries.
The ENHPB is a European-wide laboratory network for the diagnostic of highly pathogenic bacteria. It has been set up in the course of the EQADeBa project, funded by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) for 3 years until until July 2011.
The ENP4 Lab was created in 2005 on the basis of a 3-years funding to enhance and maintain cooperation between European BSL 4 laboratories - in order to enable a rapid, effective and coordinated diagnostic of risk group 4 agents.
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