• 24 Mar 2020 10:08 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Please refer to the following article looking at disinfectants that inactivate SARS-CoV-2.

  • 06 Mar 2020 7:34 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    An interesting article on how hand sanitisers work, including some training material, can be found at this link.

    In times of near mass hysteria and bulk buying of hand sanitisers and face masks as well as stocking large amounts of food, it is important to remember what we have in the arsenal to use in the fight against infectious diseases and how it works. The article also contains a great link to an article on Ignaz Semmelweiss who was the first to observe that doctors washing their hands before baby deliveries drastically reduced the number of women who died after childbirth. A timely reminder of the importance for hand-washing.

  • 05 Mar 2020 7:44 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the USA updated their publication on Practices in Occupational Risk Assessment. Interested parties should follow this link

  • 05 Mar 2020 7:39 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Nature just published an article in their career feature series on biosafety professionals. You may find the article here.

  • 14 Feb 2020 7:21 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    WHO has published its interim guidance for laboratory biosafety related to 2019-nCoV/COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Please refer to the following links for further details:

    Laboratory guidance

    Laboratory biosafety

  • 03 Feb 2020 2:34 PM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The following biosafety guidelines are available to assist laboratories in the safe handling of samples containing the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). 

  • 02 Feb 2020 8:22 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    SBNet is now officially affiliated with ABSA International. Amongst other benefits, SBNet members profit from a 30% discount to the Journal "Applied Biosafety". Please check the members' section for further details.

  • 24 Jan 2020 12:24 PM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    A new App for biosafety professionals may be downloaded from the Biological Risk Management Network.

    Following the direct links for:



  • 20 Jan 2020 1:48 PM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    The purpose of this document is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing of patients who meet the definition of suspected case of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China.

    For more information, please see the following link.

  • 13 Jan 2020 7:09 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

    Friedrich-Löffler Institute (FLI) published recommendations for disinfections in case of animal disease outbreaks. Please see the following link for further details.

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