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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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The IcSP is supporting the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Centre of Excellence Initiative (CoE) which addresses the mitigation of and preparedness against risks related to CBRN material and agents through the implementation of concrete actions in the areas of export control of dual-use goods, illicit trafficking of CBRN materials, bio-safety and bio-security, chemical waste etc.
Lack of education and awareness of bio-safety and bio-security issues at healthcare institutions, reuse of injections, transfusion of contaminated blood, unsafe haemodialysis procedure, dental procedure with infected instrument, endoscopies with un-sterilized instruments, piercing, making tattoos and shaving with contaminated razors etc, are some of the factors responsible for spreading hepatitis,' Magray added.
The Bio-safety Rules and Guidelines are also another essential part of the seed sector legal framework.
Pakistan also offers for sharing its expertise on bio-safety and halal food certification for the capacity building of the other member countries and developing strong communication among the scientific community.
The project will have six major components: meals processing, packaged food processing, cold chain storage, production of food packages, e-commerce and commodities exhibition, and bio-safety disposal of waste water and wastes.
He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day workshop on 'Management aspects of bio-safety and creating a culture of bio-safety' organised by the Pakistan Biological Safety Association in collaboration with KU's Dr AQ Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) and Forgaty International, National Institute of Health, USA, at a local hotel.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Health, Shahram Tarakai Monday formally inaugurated the newly established state-of-the-art Bio-Safety Laboratory (BSL) at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC).
The MoU includes cooperation in various fields that include combatting marine oil pollution, implementing joint programs in the fields of combatting pollution, as well as executing joint programs in biodiversity, bio-safety, environmental tourism and management for environmentally sensitive areas, such as mangroves, coral reefs and sanctuaries, as well as technology transfer on industrial water treatment and hazardous materials management.
The theme of the workshop was to train the young researchers, scientists and students about bio-safety protocols.
Speaking at a workshop on bio-technology and bio-safety for food and feed security in Pakistan here on Friday, the Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, said that use of agricultural biotechnology has the potential to enhance country's food production by at least six percent.
Secretary, Textile Industry Division was informed that the variety approval process was delayed at the National Bio-safety centre (NBC) and all the newly developed varieties are in the pipeline for not getting certification from NBC.
New Delhi, Mar 11 ( ANI ): Agriculture and Food Processing Minister Sharad Pawar introduced the Agricultural Bio-Safety Bill-2013 in the Lok Sabha today.