ABSA will be the managing partner of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) 3nd International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium. The Symposium will be held February 2-5, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Baltimore. The Symposium will include pre-symposium courses and 2½ days of scientific presentations. New in 2015 will be a poster reception, where presenters will display and discuss their posters, a call for posters will go out shortly. There will be exhibits showcasing the latest biosafety and biocontainment products and services. You can view the program and register here.
The ABSA Conference will be a great opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in biosafety, learn new solutions, and network with your peers. The Conference will feature 27 Pre-Conference Courses that you can still sign up for. You can view course descriptions and register at http://absaconference.org.
Click here to view ABSA’s list of open courses.
Discovery Scientific Solutions (DSS) + NuAire = Happy Customers!
Plymouth, MN – September 19, 2014 - NuAire is pleased to welcome Discovery Scientific Solutions (DSS) to the NuAire family handling sales and support requests of NuAire Laboratory Equipment in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is working closely with Member Biosafety Associations and partners in the region to provide support and assistance in the areas of infection control and biosafety. Weak infection control measures and inadequate universal precaution practices represent an ongoing challenge to the operational response.
Click here to view a list of guidelines and training materials from ABSA.
As you know, recent biosafety related incidents have occurred in the US Public Sector this past June and July that have triggered a series of events, including a US Congressional Hearing addressing the CDC Anthrax incident, issuance of a subsequent GAO (Government Accountability Office) report, and an initiation of an investigation by the Energy and Commerce Committee (a legislative committee in the US House of Representatives) regarding the handling of select agents by federal laboratories including CDC, FDA and NIH (investigation in progress). These events are important for biosafety professionals to understand because they are being used to justify more stringent regulations and oversight across both the public and private sectors in the US. These events also serve as a warning and reminder regarding the importance of establishing a program that effectively manages biorisk at your institution.
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The International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) has launched a brand new biosafety blog.
“The next 2 years will be the beginning of the “golden age” of biosafety and biosecurity.
Now more than ever, we need to stay up to date regarding issues of biosafety and biosecurity.
The list of issues facing the biosafety and biosecurity community is extensive, as evidenced by the recent ebola and anthrax concerns and changing legislations including the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act.
Everyday there are concerns which we need to be informed about. Biosafety officers and other biosafety professionals are increasingly being called upon for their expertise and experience to advise and educate.
ICID would like to assist the biosafety community in becoming stronger by gathering and sharing biosafety and biosecurity related information. It is our vision that a stronger community will assist in bringing more timely responses to incidents both in our own facilities and internationally.”
Visit the ICID Blog click here
The ABSA Conference will be a great opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in biosafety, learn new solutions, and share with your peers.
NEW EBOLA SESSION ADDED: The Scientific Program Committee has just added a session on Emory University’s experience with Ebola patients. More info will posted soon!
ABSA’s 57th Annual Biological Safety Conference will be held October 3-8, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. The scientific program, preconference courses, registration, and hotel links are available at http://www.absaconference.org.
Learn more click here.
Biological Safety for First Responders is a two and a half hour workshop focusing on the history of biosafety, biosafety basics, university laboratories and associated research, regulatory aspects as well as Campus Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T.).
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Read the latest edition of the LPA reporter.
HEADLINES AT A GLANCE
- FDA Seeks to Regulate Lab-Developed Tests
- Innovative Scientists Update Old-School Pipetting With New-Age Technology
- Laboratory Automation
- Duke and LabCorp Turn Mill Town Into a Biobank Using Facebook’s Business Model
- Technology Translation Engine Launches ‘Organs-on-Chips’ Company
- Berkshire Life Sciences Center Nabs $9.7M Grant
- New Generation of Bio-Hackers Make DNA Misbehave
- Cypher Genomics’ Analytics Tech Gains Some Cred in Illumina Deal
- Bubble Wrap Could Send Lab Costs Packing
- GTCR Paying $480 Million for Local Lab Equipment Firm
- Laboratory Equipment Supplier Adds Molding With Acquisition of Bel-Art
- Funding Research Facilities
- The Lab for These FDA Scientists Is a Computer Screen
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