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Recent Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity Articles

Recently published articles from Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity.

Regulating dual-use research: Lessons from Israel and the United States

Available online 10 July 2019
Ori Lev

Over the past 20 years, and with greater urgency since the H5N1 papers controversy (2012), dual-use research of concern (DURC) has been extensively debated by the scientific community, regulators, and...

Pathogenic microorganism biobanking in China

March 2019
Mengnan Jiang | Bo Liu | Qiang Wei

Pathogenic microbial strains and specimens are crucial national and strategic biological resources. Preservation and management of the pathogenic microbial resources, as an integral component of biosafety,...

Reverse microbial etiology: A research field for predicting and preventing emerging infectious diseases caused by an unknown microorganism

March 2019
Jianguo Xu

To predict, detect, prepare for, and prevent potential emerging infectious diseases caused by unknown microorganisms in the future, we have proposed the research field of reverse microbial etiology....

Synthetic biology: Recent progress, biosafety and biosecurity concerns, and possible solutions

March 2019
Fangzhong Wang | Weiwen Zhang

Synthetic biology is a new interdisciplinary research area that uses engineering principles as guidelines for biological investigation. With research goals to modify existing biological systems or to...

African swine fever in China: Emergence and control

March 2019
Youming Wang | Lu Gao | Yin Li | Quangang Xu | Honglin Yang | Chaojian Shen | Baoxu Huang

Biosafety and biosecurity

March 2019
Dongsheng Zhou | Hongbin Song | Jianwei Wang | Zhenjun Li | Shuai Xu | Xingzhao Ji | Xuexin Hou | Jianguo Xu

With the profound changes in the international security situation, the progression of globalization, and the continuous advancement of biotechnology, the risks and challenges posed by major infectious...

Studies on developing a safe-management standard system for Chinese biosafety laboratories

March 2019
Feng W | Haixia Ma | Amei Deng | ZongSheng C | Zhiming Y

Standardization management is one of the key prerequisites to guarantee the effective and safe functioning of high-level biosafety laboratories. Since the outbreak of SARS, increasing numbers of biosafety...

Aerosol containment by airflow in biosafety laboratories

March 2019
Xin Feng | Yanguo Zhang | Zhonglin Xu | Donglin Song | Guoqing Cao | Lei Liang

In this paper, the progress and research related to aerosol containment by airflow in containment environments, e.g., biosafety laboratories, are introduced from a mechanical engineering view. A good...

Biosafety and data quality considerations for animal experiments with highly infectious agents at ABSL-3 facilities

March 2019
Ming Guo | Yong Wang | Jinbiao Liu | Zhixiang Huang | Xiangdong Li

Animal models are crucial for the study of severe infectious diseases, which is essential for determining their pathogenesis and the development of vaccines and drugs. Animal experiments involving risk...

Networking for training Level 3/4 biosafety laboratory staff

March 2019
Yi Huang | Jicheng Huang | Han Xia | Yongxia Shi | Haixia Ma | Zhiming Yuan

Worldwide, public health systems are continually challenged by emerging and re-emerging viruses. It is therefore important that high-containment labs coordinate and communicate globally to share their...

Era of biological security

March 2019
Xiaoli Wang

A Survey on Biosafety Practices in Lab Personnel in 12 Selected Areas of Karachi, Pakistan

March 2019
Shafiq Ahmad | Barkat Ali | Shabnam Khan | Anum Fatima | Muhammad Saeed | Ali Asghar | Syeda Sadaf Akber | Rakhshanda Baqai | Shahana Urooj Kazmi

The objective of this study was to realize the degree of biosafety precautions and measures recorded among different Private Hospitals and Diagnostic labs personnel situated in different areas of Karachi,...

Wuhan P4 laboratory was smoothly accepted

March 2019
Zhang Yihan | Zhang Han

Quality management in a high-containment laboratory

March 2019
M. Hou | D.L. Song | Z.L. Shi | Z.M. Yuan

The National Biosafety Laboratory level 4 in Wuhan was accredited according to the Guo Biao (National standard) 19489:2008 standard in 2017 by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity...

Research and development of airtight biosafety containment facility for stainless steel structures

March 2019
Zongxing Zhang | Jinhui Wu | Enlei Zhang | Siqing Zhao | Dong Wang | Ying Yi | Jiancheng Qi

Airtightness of containment structures of a high-level biosafety laboratory is a critical parameter for preventing leakage of harmful bioaerosols. The aim of this study is to investigate the sealing...

Biosafety laboratory risk assessment

Available online 20 February 2019
Na Li | Lingfei Hu | Aijun Jin | Jinsong Li

Biosafety laboratory risk assessment is a dynamic and systematic work. The scope of the assessment involves evaluation of pathogenic microbial hazards, experimental activities, facilities and equipment,...

Enhancing the capabilities of biosafety laboratories through the established accreditation system: Development of the biosafety laboratory accreditation system in China

Available online 20 February 2019
Peijun Zhai | Rong Wang | Yongyun Zhou | Dongmei Hu | Junyan li | Yali Zhou

Accreditation is now widely used to attest for laboratory competence. Although accreditation was originally used to assess products in testing laboratories and still plays an increasingly important...

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