• 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.

  • 31 Oct 2022 2:54 PM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    IFBA launches a call to action for the establishment of an undergraduate degree program in biosafety. See the following link for more details.

  • 27 Oct 2022 10:12 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The above mentioned publication will not be updated. Instead, the most relevant points will be included in the updated version of «Verhütung blutübertragbarer Infektionen im Gesundheitswesen» : More details can be found at the following link.

  • 24 Oct 2022 10:04 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    How dangerous is gain-of-function (GOF) research? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? How should GOF research be controlled? 

    Questions like these are discussed in the opinion piece in Science. See the following link for more details.

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