The Friedrich Loeffler Institute, also known as the National Institute for Animal Health in Germany, breeds diseases and bacteria such as bird flu, foot-and-mouth disease, Ebola, and mad cow disease.
Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases has begun tests on Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, Crimean-Congo, and South American hemorrhagic fever viruses in an attempt to make diagnoses more accurate and improve detection methods.
California citrus growers and packers along with the University of California, Riverside have opened a biosafety laboratory to study Huanglongbing or citrus greening.
A gas explosion started a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola. The explosion took place during repairs to a fifth-floor sanitary inspection room.
The US Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General is conducting a Follow-Up Evaluation of DoD Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Biorisk Program Office implementation of recommendations from the April 2016 “Evaluation of DoD Biological Safety and Security Implementation.“
This course will review the important aspects of the daily operation of a BSL-3 facility from two points of view; management of the facility and the daily operations.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will retain responsibility for constructing and commissioning the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will assume responsibility for all operational planning and subsequent operation of NBAF.
BBC was given access inside Porton Down to see what the facility was like and, for the first time ever, entered a cleansed version of a level four laboratory.
A laboratory established in the Japan National Institute of Infectious Murayama Research Buildings in Musashimurayama in 2015 is the only one in Japan that is capable of handling BSL-4 level pathogens.
The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) is designed to provide rapid identification of pathogens and to do so safely.