Importing Biological Materials

Paula Wolf Bryant1

1 Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Cell Biology
Unit Number:  Appendix 1F
DOI:  10.1002/0471143030.cba01fs00
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

Scientific cooperation is no longer confined to laboratories at the same institution, nor between laboratories within the boundaries of the United States. More than ever, scientists are forming collaborations with their peers outside the U.S., leading not only to the exchange of knowledge and ideas, but also to the exchange of biological reagents. Thus, investigators need to be aware that an import permit may be required to obtain purified proteins, chemically synthesized materials, cell lines, tissues, and other biological materials from abroad. Before requesting any biological material from a laboratory outside the U.S., it is the responsibility of the “receiver” to ascertain whether an import permit is required, to apply for the permit if one is determined to be necessary, and to provide the “shipper” with an official copy of the permit to be included with the shipped material. This unit identifies the appropriate agencies and steps required to obtain a permit.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Importing Restricted Biological Materials
  • Criteria for Handling Imported Restricted Materials
  • Importing Nonrestricted Biological Materials
  • Packaging Biological Materials for Importation
  • Obtaining an Import Permit Application
  • Resources
     
 
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