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bi·o·safe·ty

 (bī′ō-sāf′tē)
n.
The set of measures taken to ensure the safe handling of biohazardous materials, such as pathogens, biological contaminants, and genetically modified organisms, especially to prevent their accidental spread beyond a laboratory or research facility.

biosafety

(ˌbaɪəʊˈseɪftɪ)
n
(Agriculture) the precautions taken to control the cultivation and distribution of genetically modified crops and products

bi•o•safe•ty

(ˌbaɪ oʊˈseɪf ti)

n.
the maintenance of safe conditions in biological research to prevent harm to workers, nonlaboratory organisms, or the environment.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biosafety - safety from exposure to infectious agents
safety - the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions; "insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
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In support of its ongoing effort to not only maintain, but also expand the necessary research required to combat these threats, the NIAID recently completed construction of Building 33, a Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) laboratory at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
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July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new free white paper entitled "Biosafety Review Key to Infection Control," is available to help biotech laboratories minimize the risk of infection through focused biosafety reviews.
BioInformatics used its research expertise in biodefense to create this report on Asian biosafety and biosecurity research practices in support of Sandia National Laboratories Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Department.
It provides statistics of major crops that have undergone genetic modification; global production; domestic production (state-wise); major producers; uses; cultivation problems; transgenic varieties--traits, approval, analysis of adoption and overview of international biosafety regulations.
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The high case-fatality ratio of HCPS (40%), coupled with its airborne transmission by captive rodents, has led to classification of the agents of HCPS as biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) in tissue culture and BSL-4 in reservoir host rodents.
We've found the best approach to maintaining compliance and reducing risk is a periodic biosafety review.
Use of gloves and eye protection, and even masks if aerosol transmission is suspected, is mandatory in standard biosafety precautions used in laboratory animal facilities.
A report recently released by Sandia National Laboratories shows that researchers in 16 Asian countries often use insufficient biosafety practices.
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