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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Cleaning, Maintenance and Disinfection of Centrifuges, Rotors and Adapters

    Samira Schroeder, Eppendorf AG, Hamburg, Germany

    In general, handling centrifuges is a safe process, as long as high quality equipment is used, such as anodized or PTFE coated aluminum rotors for instance, and the following conditions are met: the centrifuges and their equipment are used properly, are in an undamaged condition and maintained as recommended here.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    This article critically reviews the literature on the history of biological warfare, bioterrorism, and biocrimes. The first serious effort to review this entire history, made in 1969, had numerous limitations. In recent decades, several authors have filled many of the gaps in our understanding of the past use of biological agents (including both pathogens and toxins), making it possible to reconstruct that history with greater fidelity than previously possible.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    This report describes an incident involving the potential exposure of a laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to live (non-inactivated) Ebola virus. The incident occurred on December 22, 2014, on CDC’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta during procedures for a study being conducted as part of the public health response to the ongoing West Africa Ebola outbreak. The potential exposure of the laboratory technician resulted from the inadvertent transfer…..

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:31 AM | Anonymous
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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Please find the List of Training Opportunities here: PDF.

  • 25 Dec 2015 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    Experts call for a stronger safety culture at secure sites after incidents involving anthrax and flu in a US laboratory.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    The recent work on the modified H5N1 has stirred an intense debate on the risk associated with the accidental release from biosafety laboratory of potential pandemic pathogens. Here, we assess the risk that the accidental escape of a novel transmissible influenza strain would not be contained in the local community.

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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    In May of this year, the 67th World Health Assembly will again debate the question of when the remaining specimens of smallpox virus should be destroyed. (…)
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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Recommendations of a CDC-convened, Biosafety Blue Ribbon Panel
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  • 25 Dec 2015 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    Die vorliegende Vollzugshilfe – verfasst von der Interkantonalen Erfahrungsaustauschgruppe von Fachstellen im Bereich der Bio- und Gentechnologie ERFA BIO – vermittelt konkrete Anforderungen an die Wartung und Instandsetzung von mikrobiologischen Sicherheitswerkbänken, welche für Klasse 2- Tätigkeiten mit infektiösen Mikroorganismen verwendet werden.

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