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Veterinary Laboratory at Statens Serum Institute (SSI) in Copenhagen

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On 26th of March 2021 the Statens Serum Institute (SSI) in Copenhagen has inaugurated its new ultra-modern veterinary laboratory building.

A number of diseases can be transmitted between humans and animals, for example the SARS-CoV-2 variants that are associated with farmed minks in Denmark. It is therefore important to be able to work across the entire veterinary and human area with the new laboratory.           

"It's a big day for SSI. With the completion of the veterinary building, the last section was laid. This means that we can put an end to taking over the veterinary contingent and concentrate fully on getting the job done," said SSI Director Henrik Ullum in the course of the inauguration. And the former director of SSI, Kåre Mølbak, added: “It's fantastic to stand here today and see a finished facility that was drawn on a piece of paper one and a half year ago. At the same time, it is the fulfillment of a long-standing dream to bring human and veterinary readiness together under one roof. "

The construction of the new BSL-3 laboratories was realized in the proven and successful modular system solution. The HT Group designs, delivers and installs all wall and ceiling systems, all door systems and transfer systems for operating personnel and material, such as showers, material transfer boxes and the material sluices for decontamination by fumigation. In order to ensure the high requirements of the Canadian standard even in long-term operation, all media penetrations, for ventilation, cabling, piping and waste water, are included in the scope of the HT Group.         

Claus Schweinheim, managing director of HT Lab Tec GmbH, was pleased that the HT Group was chosen to be involved in the successful construction of the BSL-3 laboratory and congratulates the SSI on the inauguration.  



(Photo: Søren Svendsen / SSI)