The Service Biosafety and Biotechnology (SBB) of Sciensano maintains this website to enhance public access to information about biosafety-related regulatory and scientific aspects.

All the documents presented on this site are purely for information purposes and therefore cannot be regarded as legally binding. The texts of laws and regulations presented in their consolidated form are given by way of information. They do not create any right or obligation other than those which arise from the texts legally adopted and published; only the latter texts are legally binding. The information given on this site does not engage the liability of Sciensano. While we aim to distribute up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee this to be the case and will strive to correct any errors which may be pointed out to us.

Furthermore, Sciensano cannot be held liable for any errors or for any direct or indirect damages which may arise from your accessing or using this site, or for any damage or virus which might affect your computer or any other computing hardware. It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems.

Some of the documents distributed on this site may include references or links to information provided by other organisations. However, the SBB in no way guarantees the relevance, currency or accuracy of such external information and accepts no responsibility in this regard. The associations, organisations and websites referred to on this site are chosen in an objective manner with the sole aim of offering visitors to our site information which is as relevant and complete as possible. However, we cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy or currency of the information. The mention of certain companies or products in no way implies that these are recommended in preference to other similar products or companies not mentioned.

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