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Abstract or Summary
The present document aims to expand the laboratory biosecurity concepts introduced in LBM3, and to strike a balance between the long-known biosafety procedures and practices described in LBM3 and the more recently introduced and broader biosecurity concepts. It further introduces the overarching “biorisk management” approach that has resulted from careful thinking, comprehensive study of prevailing practices and recommendations, review of international norms and standards, and relevant ethical considerations Shortcomings currently observed in a number of settings are discussed, and practical solutions are proposed. The document is intended for the use of relevant national regulatory authorities, laboratory directors (laboratory managers) and laboratory workers, all of whom play key roles in the field of biosciences and in public health in general.
Laboratory Biosecurity Guidance (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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