We focus on
EXPERTISE IN CBRN

SERB provides reliable medical countermeasures covering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear risk (CBRN), specially intended to meet the requirements of large populations and life-threatening situations.

Whether it is a terrorist threat or an industrial accident, chemical and nuclear risks that we are facing today are present and real. Disasters can affect nuclear plants, chemical industries, or the general population being at constant risk given the current worldwide political unrest.

SERB has built its core business around antidotes and we can claim today to have one of the most important medical countermeasures portfolio. This portfolio is available globally, covers the three main threats of Chemical, Biological and Nuclear (CBRN risk) by providing life-saving medicines for cyanide poisoning, neurotoxins, multiple metal poisonings, anthrax, and acute nuclear exposure.

All populations worldwide are concerned;
therefore, it is key to best prepare to
protect from future threats.

Chemical agents

Chemicals, ranging from cyanides (blood agents), nerve agents, and heavy metals, are abundant in our living and work environments.1

Due to their toxic properties and easy exposure through inhalation or dermal-mucosal contact, they can be used to cause intentional death or harm. From industrial to household applications, they are also increasingly being used as chemical terror weapons because they are easily accessible and can be used on a large scale.1

Radiological/Nuclear risk

Although radioactive elements may occur naturally in the environment, most of the harmful radionuclides are of anthropogenic origin, released from military, industrial, or medical processes.2

As nuclear plants are still implanted worldwide, in top of radiological wastes to handle, all countries are concerned by an accidental or terrorist threat using radiological agents.3

Biological agents

Biological risk is wide and includes different types of infection by bacteria, viruses, or biological toxins.4

Many work activities include hazards to workers, and among these biological risk is particularly important, mostly because of different types of exposure, contact with highly dangerous agents.5

Proud to save lives

Antoine Bernasconi, CCO of SERB Specialty pharmaceuticals describes the achievements of this leading pharmaceutical company

REFERENCES
  1. Chemical Warfare Agents: Emergency Medical and Emergency Public Health Issues. Richard J Brennan, MBBS, MPH, et al. s.l. : Disaster Medicine/Concepts, 1999.
  2. Aaseth J, Nurchi VM, Andersen O. Medical Therapy of Patients Contaminated with Radioactive Cesium or Iodine. Biomolecules. 2019 Dec 11;9(12):856. doi: 10.3390/biom9120856. PMID: 31835766; PMCID: PMC6995530.
  3. Brief, Carbon. Mapped: The world’s nuclear power plants. Carbon Brief. [En ligne] 8 March 2016. [Citation : 22 December 2020.] https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-worlds-nuclear-powerplants.
  4. Biological Agents – Overview. (n.d.). Retrieved April 14, 2021, from Osha.gov website: https://www.osha.gov/biological-agents
  5. Rim, K.-T., & Lim, C.-H. (2014). Biologically hazardous agents at work and efforts to protect workers’ health: a review of recent reports. Safety and Health at Work, 5(2), 43–52.