biosafety level

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Noun1.biosafety level - the level of safety from exposure to infectious agentsbiosafety level - the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities
tier, grade, level - a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
biosafety level 1 - exposure only to infectious agents that do not ordinarily cause human disease
biosafety level 2 - exposure to infectious agents that can cause disease in humans but whose potential for transmission is limited
biosafety level 3 - exposure to infectious agents that can be transmitted by the respiratory route and which can cause serious infection
biosafety level 4 - exposure to exotic infectious agents that pose a high risk of life-threatening disease and can be transmitted as an aerosol and for which there is no vaccine or therapy
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Certified by the Canadian Council on Animal Care in Science (CCAC) and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International), it provides housing for laboratory animals at various levels of biological confinement as well as an array of services required by R&D projects and drug development.