ABF-Standort ist kritische Infrastruktur
ABF Pharmaceutical Services GmbH has been classified as "critical infrastructure" by the Federal Chancellery of Austria. This is based on the EU Directive 2008/114/EC, which defines the criteria according to which such infrastructure is identified and designated - namely, when a facility or part of a facility is "essential for maintaining important societal functions, health, safety, security and the economic or social well-being of the population and the disruption or destruction of which would have a significant impact because its functions could not be maintained". On the basis of this guideline, the Federal Chancellery and the Ministry of the Interior have drawn up a master plan for 2014 to ensure security of supply in key areas of society. The importance of ABF for the possibility of conducting clinical studies has now led to such a classification.