The Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (BwIM) is a governmental research facility that specialises in medical biodefence.
The BwIM is committed to teaching, not only at the Bundeswehr Medical Academy but also at cooperating universities.
The Institute carries out applied 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, the Institute provides comprehensive capabilities in the field of mobile and stationary diagnostics.