PTB's International Cooperation Department has established an interdisciplinary expert task force concerning the following topics:

  • the mitigation of economic consequences in our partner countries
  • health related activities in quality infrastructure
  • digital work and cooperation

BIPM - Metrology


The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, BIPM, is the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.

The BIPM bundles the information from the NMIs of the world regarding their work to combat the corona pandemic and thus provides an excellent overview filled with valuable information.



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Improving medical metrological infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that health systems in most Latin America and the Caribbean are not well prepared for such a crisis. One of the most important bottlenecks to date are the lack of respiratory equipment, intensive care units,…

Using UV-C radiation to combat the coronavirus

PTB investigates indoor air purifier developed in Braunschweig


The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) measured the internal irradiance of a prototype of an indoor UV-C air purification unit to gauge its effectiveness in neutralizing…

2020: An extraordinary year comes to an end

We will remember this unusual year long into the future. As we all know, there have been and still are many sad, difficult and challenging events.

Still, we will remember other aspects too: unrelenting willingness to help, solidarity and the speed…

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