• 09 Feb 2023 9:38 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in which they propose approaches to determining the origins of future pandemics. More details c at this link.

  • 27 Jan 2023 6:15 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety has published a comprehensive recommendation on structural-technical safety measures for BSL-3 laboratories in four languages: English, French, German, and Italian. The special feature of this recommendation is that it not only mentions general requirements, but makes practical suggestions based on international norms.





  • 24 Jan 2023 12:20 PM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Interesting article published in The Intercept on the origin of SARS-CoV-2 based on emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act between a number of well-known scientists. The article should be read in full and with an open mind. Also check the links in the article. What are your thoughts?

    Also see the paper mentioned in the article.

  • 24 Jan 2023 6:30 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Barua et al. published an interesting article in which they demonstrate how they disrupted a differential pressure sensor in a biocontainment laboratory with music. What are they implications of this finding? How serious is the threat? Find out more at this link.

  • 23 Jan 2023 6:46 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) published their report on a "Proposed Biosecurity Oversight Framework for the Future of Science". Although the article's recommendations may exceed what we here believe to be necessary, it may nevertheless serve as a good base for discussions on biosecurity, work on pathogens with the potential to cause pandemics, dual-use research of concern and others. The report may be downloaded here.

  • 04 Jan 2023 9:32 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    We have set up our own LinkedIn page. Check out the latest news and trends at the following link. Our intention is to interact more closely with our members and other interested parties on what is currently happening in the world of biosafety and related fields.

  • 24 Nov 2022 10:15 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Caldas et al. report a monkeypox infection following a needle stick injury. The article can be downloaded here.

  • 24 Nov 2022 6:37 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The Federal Coordination Commission for Occupational Safety released the latest version of their guideline 1871 on laboratories. The document may be downloaded here.

  • 18 Nov 2022 9:17 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Meister et al. published an article in Emerging Infectious Diseases on the use of WHO recommended handrubs to inactivate monkeypox virus. More details may be found here.

  • 01 Nov 2022 12:41 PM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Please see the following link for further details.

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