The Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (IMB) is the scientific centre of competence for biological medical defence of the German Armed Forces.
IMB is committed to teaching, not only at the Bundeswehr Medical Academy but also at cooperating universities.
The Institute carries out translational research with the aim to develop products, knowledge and capabilities that can be directly or indirectly used for biological hazard prevention.
In the event of a disease outbreak, the causative agent must be identified quickly and unambiguously. For this purpose, IMB provides comprehensive capabilities in the field of mobile and stationary diagnostics.