The Federal Coordination Centre for Biotechnology is a portal for
all notifications and licence applications in accordance with the
Containment Ordinance (CO) and the Ordinance on Occupational Safety
in Biotechnology (OOSB).
The obligation to submit notifications or to be licensed applies to
institutes, companies and organisations that carry out activities
using genetically modified or pathogenic organisms in contained
The public register contains the list of notifications and
authorizations for activities involving pathogenic or genetically
modified organisms in contained use.