2. Conference on Biosafety and Laboratory

Although the first extensive rainfalls of 2018 prevented the hike from Beilngries to Plankstetten the previous day – the following event became a big success nevertheless. And that is the case not only, but also because the hailed busses allowed for the visit of the pretty Christmas market in Plankstetten in a warm and dry way, and because the hot vine punch and the bratwurst drove all the worries about the weather away.


Especially the lectures (held by 12 speakers on 11 topics) were received by the 134 participants from 16 nations very well. Thus the yielded experiences and perspectives could highlight the divers topics of biosafety and laboratory in theory as well as in practice. By that, the conference served as the platform to focus the manifold experiences from science, planning, organization, building and technique in one place and promote the international exchange of knowledge.


Coffee breaks and the joint dinners offered occasions in abundance to enter into an exchange among experts. The live acts performed by the HT Group in Heideck completed the program. 


So: thank you to all participants and speakers, to our partners HT Group and TÜV Süd, to our exhibitors and all the other parties involved!


Following the success in this year and the last, the 3. International Conference on Biosafety and Laboratory will take place in 2019, again. We look forward to your visit!


  • Roxtec GmbH
  • TÜV Süd
  • EnviroDTS GmbH
  • STERIS Deutschland GmbH
  • Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH


Speakers and Topics

Dr. Udo Weber spoke about: “Commissioning management as a prerequisite for the successful completion of the construction project and the economic operation of complex high-safety laboratories”

Claus Schweinheim spoke about: “Construction of animal laboratories with high biosafety requirements”

Werner Rainer spoke about: “Simplification of a transnational project management through virtual online solutions using the example of a BSL-4 laboratory project study in Taiwan”

Walter Ritz spoke about: “High-safety laboratories: advantages for planners, installers and operators if a third-party is involved from the beginning”

Dr. Daniel Kümin spoke about: “Spores or no spores – that is the question: considerations for biological verification and technical feasibility of room fumigation”

Thomas Fritsch spoke about: “Support of an interactive planning process in laboratories through BIM – Building Information Modeling”

Kari Solem Aune spoke about: “EN 16244:2018-07: ventilation in hospitals – part 3: ventilation of isolation units”

Dr. Uwe Mueller-Doblies spoke about: “Management of air-borne biological agents in biocontainment cleanrooms”

Gilles Tremblay and Terry Glazebrook spoke about: “Commissioning to meet biocontainment guidelines/regulations, unique challenges with special systems (breathing air systems, chemical showers, effluent treatment systems), sentinel testing of a large post-mortem facility”

Steffen Schmidt spoke about: “Technology in a high-safety laboratory: automatic, interconnected, secure? requirements and basics, operational safety vs. availability, structures and interfaces, IT integration and related issues”

Detlef Reichenbacher spoke about: “Safety requirements and challenges for the BSL-4 technology at the RKI – Experiences from the planning, construction and commissioning at the Robert-Koch-Institut, Berlin, Seestrasse 10, Germany”