AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety


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  • Founded in: 2002
  • Staff: 1414
  • Focus: Applied research
  • Research area: Agricultural biotechnology, Medical and health sciences, Veterinary medicine
  • Profile: AGES is a government owned agency attached to the Federal Ministry for Health and to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. AGES executes federal state tasks in the areas public health, animal health, food safety, medical and drug safety, food security and consumer protection by providing professional and independent scientific expertise and risk assessment. AGES is classified as Non-profit Research Organisation.
  • R&D: - Communicable diseases - Food-borne diseases and zoonoses - Epidemogic models - Control Systems & Risk Assessment - Nutritional Prevention - Bee health - Pathogens and allergens in and on plants and veg. products - Animal Health - Food safety - Proper water - Radiation protection - Animal Nutrition and Feed - Safe and effective drugs and medical devices - Agricultural Ecology and Biodiversity - Sustainable Crop Production - Food Security
  • Services: Research at AGES is applied research. AGES offers: - sustainable institutional knowledge - broad range of specific and practical expertise (across sectors) - comprehensive and high-quality data from official and regulatory activities such as analysis and experimentation - high security (L3+) and 83 reference laboratories - experimentation stations and greenhouses - 22 Registries and collections - gene bank