Archive for Category: Biosafety

03.11.2020 | Matthew Benson

Biosafety Lab Requirements for Coronavirus Research

The recent spread of the novel COVID-19, or ‘coronavirus’, has resulted in an increase in biosafety research efforts surrounding the virus and finding a potential treatment option. Coronaviruses cause respiratory disease in mammals and birds, though certain coronavirus species can be more infections than others. COVID-19 is one of these more infectious varieties and has

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03.04.2020 | Matthew Benson

Biosafety Levels Explained for 2020

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) specify four biosafety levels. Each level is a series of biosafety requirements for labs conducting research on biological agents.  Laboratories classified under BSL designations must consider their level’s requirements not only during day-to-day operations, but also when selecting a

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