Automated benchtop systems are beginning to integrate oligonucleotide synthesis and protein production. Given economic pressures to innovate in drug manufacture and the potential of platform production technologies to enable decentralization, a future in which the brand manufacturers’ monopoly on biologics could be broken is feasible.
DIY CRISPR kits are under the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) jurisdiction, but the FDA has not yet enforced any standards for biohackers.
Three full days of state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for today’s biosafety and biosecurity professionals.
A body bag has been designed to prevent further Ebola infections while also taking into account the social and cultural operating envrionment.
Study finds that nanofibers have the possibility to enhance mask and respirator capability to capture nanoparticles like viruses and bacteria.
Cloud labs facilitate citizen and crowd-performed science. And while cloud labs may offer endless possibilities for experimentation, not all research will be for good purposes.
Twin girls whose genomes were editied to make them resistant to HIV might have a shortened life expectancy as people with two disabled copies of the CCR5 gene — which protects against HIV infection — are 21 percent more likely to die before the age of 76 when compared to people with at least one working copy of the gene.
Principles & Practices of Biosafety will introduce the essential elements of biosafety and provide extensive resource lists for use after the course. Interactive exercises will be used throughout to provide hands-on experience and to encourage networking and problem-solving among participants and instructors.
The biopharma industry has not defined preferred approaches, technologies, or protocols for viral safety in continuous manufacturing operations.
Nigeria is considering expanding the regulatory scope of its biosafety agency to address emerging technologies, such as gene editing, gene drives, and synthetic biology.