Biosafety Practices Associated with Potential Agents of Biocrime and Biowarfare

LouAnn C. Burnett1

1 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Microbiology
Unit Number:  Unit 1A.2
DOI:  10.1002/9780471729259.mc01a02s3
Online Posting Date:  December, 2006
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Abstract

Conducting research in a manner that guards against theft and intentional misuse of biological materials requires a process of hazard identification and risk assessment to most effectively identify and implement a risk management plan. Procedures describing physical security, personnel reliability, and material control and accountability define a security plan for this type of research.

Keywords: biosafety; laboratory biosecurity; risk assessment; dual‐use research; bioterrorism

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Dual‐Use Research
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
     
 
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Literature Cited

   Gaudioso, J., Salerno, R., and Barnett, N. 2005. Principles of Laboratory Biosecurity presented at the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Summer Seminar Series. Presentation posted at http://www.biosecurity.sandia.gov.
   Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002. Laboratory Security and Emergency Response Guidance for Laboratories Working with Select Agents. MMWR 51 No. RR‐19.
   National Research Council. 2004. Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.
   Sandia National Laboratories. 2005. Laboratory Biosecurity Implementation Guidelines. Sandia Report SAND2005‐248P, Albuquerque, N. Mex.
   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). 1999. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 4th Ed (J.Y. Richmond and R.W. McKenney, eds.) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
   World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada, 2002. Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, 3rd ed.
   http://www.phac‐aspc.gc.ca/publicat/lbg‐ldmbl‐04/index.html
Internet Resources
   http://www.phac‐aspc.gc.ca/publicat/lbg‐ldmbl‐04/index.html
  World Health Organization Laboratory Biosafety Manual, 3rd edition, 2004
   http://www.biosecurity.sandia.gov
  Resources collected and published by the Biosecurity Team at Sandia National Laboratories.
   http://www.biosecurityboard.gov
  Website of the U.S. National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity.
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