The Behring Institute for Medical Research is an independent non-profit organization located in Dresden, Germany. Since it was founded in 1997 its mission has been to develop and integrate new methods for improving public health. We currently maintain 36 research units and working groups that are devoted to open up innovative paths in medicine and medical treatments. The Behring institute works largely in an interdisciplinary setting to generate cutting-edge knowledge and technological breakthroughs in medical research and definitions of healthcare. Its goal is to play a powerful role in advancing medical research and medical education in Europe. As one of the leading research group, the Behring Institute has close relationships with NSF and the Banned Substances Control Group, non-profit agencies that test random lots of certain products and/or certify our research facilities.