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Author Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories International Workshop (2011 : Istanbul, Turkey)

Title Biosecurity challenges of the global expansion of high-containment biological laboratories : summary of a workshop / Alison K. Hottes, Benjamin Rusek, and Fran Sharples, rapporteurs ; Committee on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-containment Biological Laboratories, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, Policy and Global Affairs, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Framing the issue (plenary sessions) -- Assessments of needs, challenges, and resources (plenary session) -- Available resources, regulations, and guidelines (plenary session) -- Paths from assessments to functional labs (breakout sessions) -- Public health needs: costs, effectiveness, and biosafety requirements for diagnostic procedures (breakout sessions) -- Identifying areas for action (Breakout Sessions) -- Requirements for and challenges associated with BSL-4 labs (plenary session) -- Concluding plenary discussion: major themes and next steps
Summary "During July 10-13, 2011, 68 participants from 32 countries gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for a workshop organized by the United States National Research Council on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-containment Biological Laboratories. The United States Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program sponsored the workshop, which was held in partnership with the Turkish Academy of Sciences. The international workshop examined biosafety and biosecurity issues related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of high-containment biological laboratories- equivalent to United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biological safety level 3 or 4 labs. Although these laboratories are needed to characterize highly dangerous human and animal pathogens, assist in disease surveillance, and produce vaccines, they are complex systems with inherent risks. Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories summarizes the workshop discussion, which included the following topics: technological options to meet diagnostic, research, and other goals; laboratory construction and commissioning; operational maintenance to provide sustainable capabilities, safety, and security; and measures for encouraging a culture of responsible conduct. Workshop attendees described the history and current challenges they face in their individual laboratories. Speakers recounted steps they were taking to improve safety and security, from running training programs to implementing a variety of personnel reliability measures. Many also spoke about physical security, access controls, and monitoring pathogen inventories. Workshop participants also identified tensions in the field and suggested possible areas for action"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed Mar. 30, 2012)
Subject Biological laboratories -- Globalization -- Congresses.
Biological laboratories -- Health aspects -- Congresses.
Biological laboratories -- Safety measures -- Congresses.
Biosecurity -- Congresses.
Public health -- Congresses.
Biomedical Research.
Containment of Biohazards.
International Cooperation.
Laboratories.
Safety Management.
Security Measures.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Hottes, Alison K.
Rusek, Ben.
Sharples, Frances Ellen.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on International Security and Arms Control.
ISBN 0309225760 (electronic bk.)
1280380241
9780309225762 (electronic bk.)
9781280380242