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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.


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


(ˌbaɪ oʊˈseɪf ti)

the maintenance of safe conditions in biological research to prevent harm to workers, nonlaboratory organisms, or the environment.
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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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Description : Design, Supply, Labour job for Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Validation of HVAC, Modular Partitions, BMS and Internal Electrification works for Bio-Safety Laboratory (BSL2, BSL3+).
The Unit's location, on the same campus as the State's Bio-Safety Level-3 laboratory, allows for timely diagnosis and immediate treatment of patients.
For the CCHF the measures identified and that will be conducted in coordination with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, include, Ensuring necessary bio-safety measures and stockpiling of medications and other relevant supplies such as gloves, gowns and masks in tertiary care hospitals and provincial health departments, Raising awareness among the animal slaughters, Establishing a Clinical Forum of Hemorrhagic Fevers for doctors to agree on triage and case management of patients with hemorrhagic fevers, Rolling out an awareness campaign on prevention of both CCHF and Dengue for the general public and Scaling up of vector control campaign.
The mobile labs, Bio-Safety Level - 3 (BSL-3), in addition to the nationally respected State Health Laboratory BSL-3 lab in Lionville, Chester County, will give Pennsylvania the ability to perform rapid, comprehensive and highly technical laboratory testing in any corner of the state within three hours.
The study was conducted under rigorous bio-safety and -security conditions at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Smallpox and Other Poxvirus Infections' BSL-4 laboratory located at the CDC in Atlanta and was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency under the supervision of Dr.
6 million have been released for establishment of National Bio-Safety Center (NBC) Project.
The company's technology platforms have the potential to offer an unprecedented combination of strength, durability, imaging characteristics and bio-safety over existing products.
that will house the state's second Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases houses a two-bed special Bio-safety patient care suite at Ft.
The new facility includes Bio-Safety Level (BSL)-4 laboratories capable of handling life-threatening and exotic pathogens for which there are no treatments or vaccines.
The emergence of Congo hemorrhagic fever in provincial capital Quetta is posing a serious threat for the bio-safety and bio-security of all dwellers.