The Federal Coordination Centre for Biotechnology is the entry and exit point for all notifications and licence applications under the Ordinance on the Contained Use of Organisms (ContainO) and the Ordinance on Occupational Safety in Biotechnology (OOSB).
The ContainO affects any companies, public or private organisations that carry out activities involving the contained use of genetically modified organisms, alien organisms subject to compulsory containment or pathogenic organisms.
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Federal Coordination Centre for Biotechnology
Tel.: +41 58 463 55 99
Fax: +41 58 464 79 78
For technical questions, for instance regarding the classification of activities, please contact the FOEN's specialized service directly:
+41 58 462 93 28 or
+41 58 463 74 13
Last modification 20.09.2018