This handbook provides guidance for personnel who work with infectious pathogens and toxins that may affect the health of humans, animals and plants. It aims to engage scientists, laboratory employees and students in laboratory biosecurity, and to provide practical advice that will ensure the secure handling and storage of biological materials.
Intended to serve as an informational guide for clinical laboratories in order to improve the health of people and animals in Pakistan in line with the concept of ‘One Health,’ the handbook on clinical practices was launched Monday, March 18.
The US Army made recommendations for improving safety and security at US Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories that handle Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT). This report is the US Government Accountability Organization (GAO) review of DOD’s actions to address the Army’s recommendations.
The program is committed to conducting research to identify best practices for prevention of infectious disease exposures and spread; promoting safe work practices, biosafety, and biosecurity in research and clinical laboratories worldwide through training and education; and strengthening global health security networks and leadership.
Improved sustainability of laboratory operations through lower construction and operating costs may pave the way for equitable access to clinical and public health laboratory tests.
Lab mice are kept in pristine conditions, but some immunologists think a less pristine environment could make them a better model of human disease.
As Cape Town faces drought, laboratory researchers have come up with simple ways to dramatically cut back on water use.
The Professor and Program Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Texas State University in San Marcos discusses the medical laboratory profession, educational paths, current issues, and the future of medical laboratory science.
This resource converts the World Health Organization's (WHO) Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Process Toward Accreditation (SLIPTA) checklist, an auditing framework to evaluate the progress of laboratory quality systems toward international accreditation, into an electronic tool.
This resource provides a quick reference for laboratory workers that may come into contact with avian influenza.