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Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA International

Index

Revised: 12/23/15

Applied Biosafety: Journal of ABSA Internationalarrow

VOLUME 20, NUMBER 4, 2015

lockedThe Global Health Security Agenda and Biosafety Associations(351.83 KB) — Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins

lockedImprovements in Powered Air Purifying Respirator Protection in an ABSL-3E Facility(1.34 MB) — Charles L. Balzli, Joseph Kozlovac, and David E. Swayne

lockedThe IndicatorSafe—A Simple Tool to Confirm Successful Fumigation of a HEPA Filter Housing(683.78 KB) — Daniel Kümin, Jasmine Portmann, Johanna Signer, Christian Beuret, and Marc Strasser

lockedEvaluation of Biological Indicator Spores as Tools for Assessment of Fumigation Decontamination Effectiveness(355.87 KB) — Anna Macellaro, Linda Karlsson, Eva Emmoth, Irene Dergel, Giorgi Metreveli, Ulrika Allard Bengtsson, Mona Byström, Cecilia Hultén, and Anna-Lena Johansson

lockedMultiplex Real-time PCR Assay for the Detection and Differentiation of Poxviruses and Poxvirus Vectors(715.22 KB) — Thorsten Stellberger, Iris Stockmar, Maren Haase, Hermann Meyer, Gudrun Zoeller, Melanie Pavlovic, Mathias Büttner, Regina Konrad, Heike Lang, Karsten Tischer, Benedikt B. Kaufer, Ulrich Busch, and Armin Baiker

lockedTransferring 100,000 Samples of Risk Group 3 Biological Agents in Singapore—Lessons Learned(456.67 KB) — David K. H. Lam, Agnes B. H. Tan, Lynette R. E. Cheah, Jolly E. C. Su, and Karen H. M. Lee

lockedBeyond Traditional Biosafety—Occupational Health Perspectives: Management and Response to Laboratory Incidents and Accidents(154.05 KB) — Jessica M. Healey, Erin L. Higgins, Kaitlin E. Macdonald, and Bryan F. Connors

lockedAnimal Bytes—Emergency Response Plans(144.40 KB) — Barbara Johnson

lockedCapsule—Rationally-designed Influenza Sub-unit Vaccine Candidate Induces Broad Immunogenicity Against Multiple and Evolving Flu Strains; Report of a Vaccinia Infection in a Recently Immunized Laboratory Worker(150.25 KB) — Sherry S. Bohn and Robert A. Rasmussen


VOLUME 20, NUMBER 3, 2015

lockedThinking Outside the Box: Biosafety’s Role in Protecting Non-Laboratory Workers from Exposure to Infectious Disease(351.83 KB) — Robert J. Emery, Janelle Rios, and Scott J. Patlovich

lockedA Laboratory-associated Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis(589.68 KB) — Matthew S. Philpott, Charlie H. Fautin, Karyn E. Bird, and Kathy L. O’Reilly

lockedCriminal Prosecution—A Jumpstart for Laboratory Safety Accountability?(343.91 KB) — Casey Skvorc and Deborah E. Wilson

lockedNovel Approach for Validating Autoclave Cycles for Biomass in BSL-3/-4(316.48 KB) — Jill C. Santacroce, James Swearengen, and Patrick Weaver

lockedOf a Storm in a Teacup and a Gutter Heater—Practical Aspects of VHP Room Fumigation(1.20 MB) — Daniel Kümin, Johanna Signer, Jasmine Portmann, and Christian Beuret

lockedEffective Disinfectants for Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii(318.94 KB) — Amy J. Vogler, Roxanne Nottingham, Katy L. Parise, Paul Keim, and Bridget M. Barker

lockedCapsule—Phage-Delivered CRISPR/Cas Engineering for Elimination of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Maintenance of Antibiotic Sensitivity; And Now for More on CRISPR…(392.43 KB) — Sherry S. Bohn and Robert A. Rasmussen

lockedContainment Talk—Key Elements for the Successful Establishment of a Containment Laboratory: From Construction to Startup(252.03 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman


VOLUME 20, NUMBER 2, 2015

lockedNontyphoidal Salmonella: An Occupational Hazard for Clinical Laboratory Workers(243.21 KB) — Anna Barker, Megan Duster, Sarah Van Hoof, and Nasia Safdar

lockedThe NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities Site Visit Program: Observations About Institutional Oversight of Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecule Research(567.53 KB) — Ryan Bayha, Kathryn L. Harris, Allan C. Shipp, Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, and Carrie D. Wolinetz

lockedUnderstanding the Challenges in the Design, Installation, and Commissioning of Biocontainment Doors(195.42 KB) — Dimitrios Margaritis and Nick Tyler

lockedA Flexible Approach to Imaging in ABSL-3 Laboratories(2.38 MB) — Mike J. Dennis, Simon Parks, Gordon Bell, Irene Taylor, Jody Lakeman, and Sally A. Sharpe

lockedLegacy Biological Materials(165.49 KB) — Robert C. Klein, Benjamin Fontes, and W. Dean Rupp

lockedRemoval of Botulinum Neurotoxin A Surrogate from Reusable Medical Device Surfaces(344.33 KB) — Anne D. Lucas, Matthew A. Di Prima, and Victoria M. Hitchins

lockedBeyond Traditional Biosafety—Methods and Limitations for Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection of Reusable Medical Equipment(191.42 KB) — William S. Wade; Erin L. Higgins; Lauren Arcement; Bryan F. Connors; and Elizabeth Gilman Duane

lockedContainment Talk—Key Elements for the Successful Establishment of a Containment Laboratory: The Early Stages of the Project(141.48 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

lockedCapsule—Antibiotic Discovery from a Classic Source: A New Method; Results of a Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of an MVA-based H5N1 Vaccine(141.67 KB) — Sherry S. Bohn and Robert A. Rasmussen


VOLUME 20, NUMBER 1, 2015

lockedAnimal Bytes—An Introduction to Guidance Documents and Requirements for Working with Arthropod Vectors of Pathogenic Agents(176.89 KB) — Barbara Johnson

lockedAssessing the Biological Safety Profession’s Evaluation and Control of Risks Associated with the Field Collection of Potentially Infectious Specimens(290.77 KB) — Scott J. Patlovich, Robert J. Emery, Lawrence W. Whitehead, Eric L. Brown, and Rene Flores

lockedBiosafety Tips—Connection of a Class II/A2 Biosafety Cabinet to a Building Exhaust System(225.01 KB) — Karen B. Byers

lockedCapsule—Towards a Hepatitis C Vaccine; Use of a Pseudovirus for Diagnosis of Chikungunya Virus Disease at BSL-2(155.95 KB) — Sherry S. Bohn and Robert A. Rasmussen

lockedCharacterizing Accidents, Exposures, and Laboratory-acquired Infections Reported to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Biotechnology Activities (NIH/OBA) Division Under the NIH Guidelines for Work with Recombinant DNA Materials from 1976-2010(294.16 KB) — Mark J. Campbell

lockedContainment Talk—Key Elements for the Successful Establishment of a Containment Laboratory: Establishing the Need for a Laboratory and its Long-Term Prospects(142.32 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

lockedNational Academies Symposium on Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain of Function Research(151.15 KB) — Frances E. Sharples and Audrey Thevenon

lockedOccupational Health and Personnel Suitability for Biological Research Programs(2.38 MB) — David Gillum and Irene A. Mendoza

lockedThe European Enforcement Project on Genetically Modified Organisms(156.35 KB) — Piet de Wildt, Janka Schwarzová, Alberto Susini, Šárka Hudemová, and Heino Niebel

lockedVaccinia Virus—Laboratory Tool with a Risk of Laboratory-acquired Infection(733.68 KB) — Birgit Korioth-Schmitz, Dieter Affeln, Susanne L. Simon, William M. Decaneas, Gary B. Schweon, Michael Wong, and Adrian Gardner


VOLUME 19, NUMBER 4, 2014

lockedAnimal Bytes—Zebrafish Safety and Care(328.57 KB) — Barbara Johnson and Joseph Mat Schech

lockedBeyond Traditional Biosafety—Hazardous Building Materials; Management of Asbestos, Lead, and Polychlorinated Biphenyls(134.59 KB) — Erin L. Higgins, William S. Wade, Scot LeTourneau, and Bryan F. Connors

lockedBook Review—The Fecal Bacteria Edited by Michael J. Sadowsky and Richard L. Whitman(135.07 KB) — Reviewed by Channing D. Sheets

lockedCapsule—Genomic Sequencing of Ebola Virus; Bacterial Contributions to the Pathogenesis of Influenza Virus Infections(144.53 KB) — Sherry S. Bohn and Robert A. Rasmussen

lockedIncident Reporting and Biosafety Training in a BSL-3 Select Agent Facility(300.25 KB) — Amy J. Vogler, Shelley Jones, and Paul Keim

lockedJapan's RIKEN BSI: Whole Facility Chlorine Dioxide Gas Decontamination Approach for a Barrier Facility—A Case Study(2.49 MB) — Eiki Takahashi, Mark A. Czarneski, and Akihoki Sugiura

lockedMolecular Biosafety—Mimivirus "Mimicking Microbe Virus": Direct and Indirect Human Pathogen?(164.03 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

lockedThe Effects of Patient Movement on Particles Dispersed by Coughing in an Indoor Environment(1.62 MB) — Yanzheng (Don) Guan, Alamelu Ramesh, and Farhad Memarzadeh

lockedThe Importance of Fit-Testing Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators!(971.57 KB) — Urs Pauli, Stephane Karlen, and Kathrin Summermatter


VOLUME 19, NUMBER 3, 2014

lockedBeyond Traditional Biosafety—Indoor Mold: Background and Assessment Methods(307.74 KB) — Bemnet Gessesse, Matt A. Fragala, Bryan F. Connors, and William S. Wade

lockedBiosafety Tips—Laboratory-acquired Infections—Lessons Learned(252.86 KB) — Karen B. Byers

lockedBook Review—Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle of Disease by Stanley B. Prusiner(214.14 KB) — Reviewed by Channing D. Sheets

lockedCapsule—Role of the Vector in Arbovirus Transmission; Salmonella typhimurium Infections Linked to Microbiology Laboratories(290.60 KB) — Sherry S. Bohn and Robert A. Rasmussen

lockedCharacterization of Recombinant Vaccinia Viruses by MLPA Technology(1.17 MB) — Thorsten Stellberger, Maren Haase, Patrick Guertler, Iris Stockmar, Ulrich Busch, and Armin Baiker

lockedContainment Talk—Containment(267.89 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

lockedEbola 2014: Clarifying the Confusion—A Public Health and Laboratory Containment Perspective(330.16 KB) — Channing D. Sheets and Patricia L. Payne

lockedGreen Genes—Greenhouse Apparel and Protective Equipment: What to Know from Head to Toe(186.27 KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

lockedQuantification of Microbial Aerosol Generation During Standard Laboratory Procedures(2.54 MB) — Thomas Pottage, Anjeet Jhutty, Simon R. Parks, James T. Walker, and Allan M. Bennett

lockedThe Feasibility of Using a Rapid Adenosine Triphosphate Bioluminescence Assay as an Objective Means of Assessing the Presence of Biological Contamination on Laboratory Surfaces(786.02 KB) — Rachel K. Gamble, Robert J. Emery, Lawrence W. Whitehead, Eric L. Brown, and Rene Flores

lockedWhat is a Publishable Article?(221.88 KB) — David Gillum and Irene A. Mendoza


VOLUME 19, NUMBER 2, 2014

lockedAnimal Bytes—Introduction to Working Safely with Large Animals in Containment(150.45 KB) — Barbara Johnson and Steven Olsen

lockedBeyond Traditional Biosafety—Environmental Monitoring Programs for Sterile Pharmaceutical Product Compounding(123.30 KB) — Bryan F. Connors and Elizabeth Gilman Duane

lockedBiosafety in the Field: An Account of a Kyrgyz Antiplague Expedition(1.05 MB) — L. Michael Weaver, Gulmira E. Sariyeva, and Dzhenish U. Kendirbaev

lockedCapsule—Safe Laboratory Handling of Neisseria meningitidis, Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories, and Evaluation of a New Rapid Readout Biological Indicator(164.51 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

lockedContainment Talk—Directional Airflow and Risk Assessment(139.84 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

lockedNew Entity CDC Select Agent Registration Process—A Practical Guide to Lessons Learned(564.23 KB) — Amy R. Smith, Barbara Johnson, Patrick J. Weaver, and Joseph P. Fitch

lockedQuantitative Measurement of Legionella pneumophila Counts in Routinely Maintained Commercial and Industrial Cooling Towers(352.60 KB) — Richard W. Gilpin and Adele M. Kaplan Gilpin

lockedThe Value of Biosafety Professionals(314.35 KB) — David Gillum, Irene A. Mendoza, Rebecca R. Caruso, and Jennifer Marmo


VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1, 2014

lockedA Survey of Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices in the United States Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya (USAMRU-K)(216.61 KB) — Bonventure W. Juma, Meshack Wadegu, Albina Makio, Ronald Kirera, Fredrick Eyase, George Awinda, John Kamanza, David Schnabel, and Eyako K. Wurapa

lockedBeyond Traditional Biosafety—Development of Best Practice Respiratory Protection Programs Using Control of Laboratory Animal Allergens as a Case Study(138.44 KB) — Bryan F. Connors, Erin Higgins, Theodore A. Myatt, Joseph G. Allen, and Elizabeth Gilman Duane

lockedBook Review—Sequelae and Long-Term Consequences of Infectious Diseases edited by Pina M. Fratamico, James L. Smith, and Kim A. Brogden(144.46 KB) — Reviewed by Michael A. Pentella

lockedCapsule—Investigational Antimicrobial Agents of 2013, Yersinia pestis DNA from Skeletal Remains from the 6th Century AD, and the Immunobiology of Prion Diseases(937.49 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

lockedCharacterization of Respirable Aerosols Generated During Routine Laboratory Procedures(3.59 MB) — Halli E. Miller, Shane Patzlsberger, Diane J. Rodi, and Richard T. Robinson

lockedContainment Talk—Directional Airflow Testing(190.30 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

lockedGreen Genes—Plant Containment in Laboratories and Greenhouses(159.12 KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

lockedImplementation of an Occupational Health and Medical Surveillance Program at National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center(233.85 KB) — Paul Landon, Marene Pearl, Pat Weaver, and J. Patrick Fitch

lockedMolecular Biosafety—An Antibiotic Alternative at the Intersection of Probiotics, Genetic Engineering, and Antimicrobial Peptides: A Review(625.21 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

lockedSystems Approach to Biosafety and Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials(345.22 KB) — Venkat Rao


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 4, 2013

Animal Bytes—Single- or Dual-Corridor Design Considerations(1.10 MB) — Barbara Johnson and Steven Freson

Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Bioethics Governance in Synthetic Biology: The "7P" Approach(281.84 KB) — Stefan Wagener and Cathy Bollaert

Capsule—Biosafety Practices in Anatomical Laboratories, Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis, Plumbing of Hospital Premises as a Reservoir for Opportunistically Pathogenic Microorganisms, and Biosafety Considerations for In Vivo Work with Risk Group 3 Pathogens in Large Animals and Wildlife(148.23 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Containment Talk—Airflow Reversal(176.01 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Integrating Safety in Science—How to Get Scientists' Buy-in(793.57 KB) — Viji Vijayan, Mahalakshmi R N, and Meng Chuan Lee

Mold Remediation of a Research Facility in a Hospital(1.18 MB) — Kevin Lorcheim and Paul Lorcheim

Showering BSL-4 Suits to Remove Biological Contamination(2.37 MB) — Simon Parks, Sarah Gregory, Nicholas Fletcher, Thomas Pottage, Katy-Anne Thompson, Jody Lakeman, Anjeet Jhutty, James T. Walker, and Allan Bennett

The Art of Communicating Safety(903.44 KB) — Debra L. Hunt

The Formalization of a Biological Safety Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology(180.96 KB) — Wing C. Wong, Mary Bedner, and Mary B. Satterfield


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 3, 2013

Animal Bytes—Laboratory Necropsy Safety(152.68 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Norovirus(409.45 KB) — Shawna MacDonald, Bryan F. Connors, Theodore A. Myatt, and Joseph G. Allen

Biosafety Tips—Two Parenteral Exposures to ''Pasteurella multocida(159.14 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Book Review—Management Principles for Building and Operating Biocontainment Facilities: Ten Years of Planning and Management Lessons Learned edited by Kelly Stefano Cole, Dan Fisher, and Steve Westfall(118.09 KB) — Reviewed by Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Decontamination of a Biosafety Level 3 Lab, Crucial Role of Wiping in Decontamination, and Self-Disinfecting Surfaces(165.27 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Containment Talk—Air and Gas Filtration Systems(143.22 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Green Genes—Agrobacterium Background, Biotech Applications, and Biosafety(164.97 KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

H7N9 Risk Assessment and Additional Oversight: Enhancing Biosafety and Getting Ahead of the Gain-of-Function Controversy?(144.27 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Hand Washing Quality among Biosafety Level 2 Research Laboratory Workers(256.30 KB) — James D. Johnston, Steven M. Thygerson, Michele J. Johnson, and James C. Reading

High-containment Facilities Handling Pathogenic Organisms in Belgium: An Overview(346.25 KB) — Chuong Dai Do Thi, Amaya Leunda, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, and Philippe Herman

Inactivation of Bacillus anthracis Spores on All-weather Paper(1.30 MB) — Morgan Q. S. Wendling, Andrew T. Lastivka, and James V. Rogers

Salary Indicators for Biosafety Professionals(1.18 MB) — David Gillum, Irene Alvarez Mendoza, and Jennifer Marmo


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2, 2013

Animal Bytes—An Introduction to Barrier Housing: Keeping Mice Healthy(262.04 KB) — Barbara Johnson and Dewi K. Rowlands

ANSI/ASSE Z9.14 "Testing and Performance Verification Methodologies for Ventilation Systems for Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Animal Biological Safety Level 3 (ABSL-3) Laboratories" Leads Standard Development for High-Containment Laboratory Performance(306.79 KB) — Farhad Memarzadeh and Louis DiBerardinis

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—What Biosafety Professionals Should Know About Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment Programs(237.55 KB) — Bryan F. Connors, Theodore A. Myatt, William Wade, Erin Higgins, and Joseph G. Allen

Capsule—Lifting the Lid on Toilet Plume Aerosol, Lessons from the History of Quarantine, and Efficacy of Surgical Hand Scrub Products(236.26 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Containment Talk—Effluent Handling in the Necropsy Suite's Biosafety Cabinet(291.00 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Efficacy of Polarized Fibreglass Filters Irradiated by Ultraviolet Light in Capture and Inactivation of Aerosolized Bacillus subtilis Spores(1.09 MB) — Andrei Soutyrine, Jiewen Guan, and J. Lloyd Spencer

Failure Mode Testing During Verification Identifies Mechanical Failure in an ABSL-3 Facility(733.89 KB) — Steven J. Ziegenfuss, Amy F. Helgerson, Bethzayda Matos, and Anne M. Dombroski-Brokman

Laboratory Decontamination of HHS-listed and HHS/USDA Overlap Select Agents and Toxins(654.55 KB) — David L. Evers, Kirk P. Allen, Carol B. Fowler, Jeffrey T. Mason, and Stuart D. Blacksell


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 1, 2013

A Practical Guide to Implementing a BSL-2+ Biosafety Program in a Research Laboratory(305.17 KB) — Elizabeth Gilman Duane

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Influenza Virus—Controversy Over Modes of Transmission(369.45 KB) — Theodore A. Myatt, Joseph G. Allen, Bryan F. Connors, and James McDevitt

Biosafety Risk Assessment and Management of Laboratory-derived Influenza A (H5N1) Viruses Transmissible in Ferrets(550.50 KB) — Aline Baldo, Amaya Leunda, Chuong Dai Do Thi, Didier Breyer, Katia Pauwels, Sarah Welby, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, and Philippe Herman

Biosafety Tips—N. Meningitis as a Cause of Laboratory-acquired Infections—The Sequel(268.83 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Bridging the Laboratory Animal Science and Biosafety Fields with Training Resources(234.13 KB) — Nicole Duffee

Capsule—Evaluation of the Disinfection Efficacy of a Novel Steam Vapor System, Protective Efficacy of mRNA Vaccines Against Influenza A Virus Infection, Emerging Disease or Diagnosis, and Pertussis Outbreaks and Pertussis Vaccines(326.55 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Containment Talk—Directional Airflow—Where (and When) Do We Need It?(338.08 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Green Genes—Reframing Risk Assessment(371.18 KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

Removal of a Natural Toxin Surrogate from Water, Material Surfaces, and Reusable Medical Devices(504.61 KB) — Prachi Kulkarni, Victoria M. Hitchins, and Anne D. Lucas

The Endurance Testing Process: A Methodology to Verify the Functionality of Biocontainment, Security, and Life Safety Systems in BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories(326.28 KB) — Jeana Colella, Barbara Johnson, J. Patrick Fitch, and Patrick Weaver


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 4, 2012

Administering Needs-assessed Bioterrorism Curricula to Public Health Professionals Using Active-learning Strategies(460.48 KB) — Steven E. Fiester, Shannon L. Helfinstine, Tracey T. Meilander, and Christopher J. Woolverton

Animal Bytes—Lentiviral Vectors and Animal Biocontainment Levels for Studies with Mice(69.02 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Final Musings of an Old Biosafety Professional(55.45 KB) — John H. Keene

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Construction in Healthcare Facilities—Risks from Opportunistic Fungi and Control Solutions(67.07 KB) — Bryan F. Connors, Erin L. Higgins, Theodore A. Myatt, and Joseph G. Allen

Capsule—Nosocomial Transmission of Measles, Environmental Viral Hazards from Food and Water, Lethality of H5N1, and Laboratory-acquired Brucellosis in Turkey(67.64 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Containment Talk—Meet the Containment Guys(55.43 KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Knowledge and Awareness of Routine Biosafety Measures and Proper Waste Disposal Practices Among Health Care Workers in Karachi, Pakistan(88.45 KB) — Shazia Tabassum Hakim, Sayyada Ghufrana Nadeem, Syed Muhammad Humair Tayyab, and Shahana Urooj Kazmi

Monitoring Select Agent Theft, Loss and Release Reports in the United States—2004-2010(6.82 MB) — Richard D. Henkel, Thomas Miller, and Robbin S. Weyant

Survey of Biorisk Management in Clinical Laboratories in Karachi, Pakistan(1.36 MB) — Shamsul A. Qasmi, Erum Khan, and Azhar Z. Maqbool

Surviving Biosafety: Coping with Occupational Stressors of Serving the Profession(67.71 KB) — Sean G. Kaufman

Washout Kinetics of Viral Vectors from Cultured Mammalian Cells(4.08 MB) — Claudia Bagutti, Martin Schmidlin, Matthias Mueller, and Peter Brodmann


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3, 2012

Analysis of the Class III Biological Safety Cabinet Integrity Test(171.62 KB) — David Stuart, David Eagleson, Robert Lloyd, Christopher Hersey, and Dennis Eagleson

Animal Bytes—Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International Accreditation(200.47 KB) — Barbara Johnson and James Swearengen

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—''Legionella(187.88 KB) — Ted A. Myatt, Joseph Allen, and Bryan Connors

Biosafety Tips—Lessons Learned from Laboratory-acquired Salmonella Infections(161.72 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Mystery Diseases, Staphylococcus aureus Infections, Low-cost Aerosol Exposure System, and Molecular Testing for Infectious Diseases(137.69 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Ethical Competence in Dual Use Life Science Research(278.80 KB) — Frida Kuhlau, Kathinka Evers, Stefan Eriksson, and Anna T. Höglund

Evaluation of a Dry Fogging System for Laboratory Decontamination(1.17 MB) — Jay Krishnan, Greg Fey, Carol Stansfield, Laura Landry, Hung Nguy, Stan Klassen, and Catherine Robertson

Impact of NSF/ANSI 49 and Risk Assessment on Exposure Frequency to Formaldehyde during Decontamination of Biological Safety Cabinets at U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt(496.53 KB) — Marian A. Mikhail and Buhari A. Oyofo

Soft Regulatory Mechanisms and Open-source Bioethics to Counter Biothreat Proliferation(1.81 MB) — Venkat Rao and Cassandra Waite


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 2, 2012

Chlamydia Psittaci, Causative Agent of Avian Chlamydiosis and Human Psittacosis: Risk Assessment and Biosafety Recommendations for Laboratory Use(281.54 KB) — Veerle Dickx, Caroline Van Droogenbroeck, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, Philippe Herman, Lutgart Braeckman, and Daisy Vanrompay

A New Initiative: Organizing a Biosafety Officer Symposium in the Republic of Georgia(352.18 KB) — Tea Glonti, Nino Kheladze, and Stephen Rohrer

Animal Bytes—B Virus: A Potentially Fatal Zoonotic Hazard(146.96 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Researchers in a BSL-2 tissue culture laboratory are complaining of significant contamination occurring in their cell lines and have stated that the air in the laboratory must be contaminated. Should we put terminal HEPA filters on the supply registers to these rooms to minimize potential contamination of the cell lines?(86.06 KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Guidelines for Safe Work Practices, Method of Evaluation of PPE Technique, Zoonotic Viruses Associated with Illegally Imported Wildlife Products, and New Animal Virus(157.14 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Comparative Inactivation Studies of Listeria Monocytogenes at Room and Refrigeration Temperatures(192.74 KB) — Bree-Ann A. Carruthers, Christy-Lynn Cross, Todd Cutts, and Steven Theriault

First Report: Application of MALDI-TOF MS within an External Quality Assurance Exercise for the Discrimination of Highly Pathogenic Bacteria from Contaminant Flora(328.49 KB) — Matthias Wittwer, Peter Lasch, Michal Drevinek, Sabine Schmoldt, Alexander Indra, Daniela Jacob, and Roland Grunow

Molecular Biosafety—Safety Considerations for Fusion Protein-Mediated Transduction Across Cell Membranes(114.28 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

The Need for Professional Society Advocacy for a Laboratory-acquired Illness/Incident Reporting and Analysis System(145.61 KB) — Joseph P. Kozlovac

Verification of Inactivation Methods for Removal of Biological Materials from a Biosafety Level 3 Select Agent Facility(186.83 KB) — Amy L. Hartman, Kelly Stefano Cole, and Lesley C. Homer


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1, 2012

A Biological Safety Program Prospectus Based on the Collection of 10 Years of Key Performance Indicator Data(642.54 KB) — Robert J. Emery, Rachel K. Gamble, and Bruce J. Brown

Animal Bytes—Use of Humane Endpoints in Research(109.08 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Nomenclature: Can a laboratory designed and operated as a BSL-2 be referred to as BSL-2+ if enhanced PPE is worn?(88.18 KB) — John H. Keene

Balancing Research Capability, Oversight, and Communication Post the H5N1 Controversy(106.66 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Capsule—Travel-Associated Zoonotic Bacterial Diseases, Five Mutations to Make Bird Flu Lethal, Room Ventilation and Airborne Infection(107.07 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Current Trends in Institutional Biosafety Committee Practices(325.28 KB) — Raymond W. Hackney, Jr., Theodore A. Myatt, Kathleen M. Gilbert, Rebecca R. Caruso, and Susanne L. Simon

Gaseous Decontamination Methods in High-containment Laboratories(216.35 KB) — Diane Gordon, Bree-Ann Carruthers, and Steven Theriault

Risk Assessment-based Approach to Defining Minimum Biosafety Precautions for Tuberculosis Laboratories in Resource-limited Settings(173.53 KB) — Thomas M. Shinnick and Christopher Gilpin

Study on the Testing Method to Determine the Performance of Personal Respiratory Protection Equipment Against a Viral Aerosol(234.40 KB) — ZhanBo Wen, Na Li, JinSong Li, Jie Wang, JianJun Zhao, WenHui Yang, LingFei Hu, XiaoKai Dong, and JianCHun Lu

Testing of Emergency Showers Made Painless(916.72 KB) — Viji Vijayan, Mahalakshmi R N, Joo Seng Heng, and Ying Sherwin Xie


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 4, 2011

Animal Bytes—Small Animal Containment Caging(49.91 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Some Researchers Claim That Their Laboratories Must Be Under Positive Pressure to Keep Unwanted Materials from Entering and Contaminating Their Work. Is It Appropriate to Have Positively Pressurized Laboratories for Any Reason?(29.38 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Competencies in Developing Countries: The Role of Universities(402.38 KB) — Ana Sanchez, Jose A. Gabrie, Ada A. Zelaya, Lourdes Enriquez, Maritza Canales, and Sean G. Kaufman

Capsule—Update on Vaccine-derived Polioviruses, Evaluation of RT-PCR for Differentiation of Mycobacteria tuberculosis Complex, Transduction of Human Cells with Polymer-complexed Ecotropic Lentivirus, and Transmission Dynamics of Pneumonic Plague(51.63 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Enhancement of the Mentored Training Program for Investigative Staff at the University of Pittsburgh Regional Biocontainment Laboratory(152.18 KB) — Lesley C. Homer, Amy L. Hartman, Dennis T. Heflin, Anita M. Trichel, Douglas S. Reed, and Kelly Stefano Cole

International Biosafety and Biosecurity Challenges: Suggestions for Developing Sustainable Capacity in Low-resource Countries(133.71 KB) — Robert A. Heckert, J. Craig Reed, Felix K. Gmuender, Maureen Ellis, and Willy Tonui

Laboratory Safety for Oncogene-Containing Retroviral Vectors(99.97 KB) — John T. Gray

The Virtual Biosecurity Center: Enhanced Global Security Through Superior Communication(38.27 KB) — Kelsey A. Gregg and Sudha Siva

Thermal Inactivation of Avian Viral and Bacterial Pathogens in an Effluent Treatment System Within a Biosafety Level 2 and 3 Enhanced Facility(260.46 KB) — Revis Chmielewski, Michael Day, Stephen Spatz, Qingzhong Yu, Richard Gast, Laslo Zsak, and David Swayne


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3, 2011

A Workshop to Anticipate the Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories(40.89 KB) — Adel Mahmoud, Alison K. Hottes, and Benjamin Rusek

Animal Bytes—Animal Care and Use(73.41 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Biosafety Onboard the International Space Station(129.76 KB) — Wing C. Wong, Richard Guidry, David Arneson, Domenica Zimmerman, Marian Downing, Victoria Castro, and Duane Pierson

Capsule—Viral Infections in Workers in Hospital and Research Laboratory Settings, Maintenance of Influenza Virus Infectivity on the Surfaces of Personal Protective Equipment, and Transocular Entry of Seasonal Influenza-Attenuated Virus Aerosols and the Efficacy of PPE(44.31 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Comparison of Multiple Systems for Laboratory Whole Room Fumigation(424.14 KB) — Alan J. Beswick, J. Farrant, C. Makison, J. Gawn, G. Frost, B. Crook, and J. Pride

Einstein Contained Aerosol Pulmonizer (ECAP): Improved Biosafety for Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) and Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Aerosol Infection Studies(268.39 KB) — Bing Chen, Torin R. Weisbrod, Tsungda Hsu, Vasan Sambandamurthy, Delia Vieira-Cruz, Anthony Chibbaro, Dan Ghidoni, Todd Kile, W. Emmett Barkley, Catherine Vilchèze, David S. Thaler, Michelle H. Larsen, A. Willem Sturm, and William R. Jacobs, Jr.

Engineering and Work Practice Controls for the Use of Anesthetic Gases During BSL-3 Rabbit Studies(227.83 KB) — Lesley C. Homer, Dennis T. Heflin, C. R. Manning, and Kelly Stefano Cole

Molecular Biosafety—An Update on Alternatives to Antibiotics—Old and New Strategies(63.76 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Quantifying Competency in Biosafety: Adaption of the Instructional Systems Design Methodology (ISD) to Biosafety and Laboratory Biosecurity(150.95 KB) — Patricia Delarosa, Sarah Kennedy, Martin Jones, Melina Kinsey, and Lolly Gardiner

Survival of Microorganisms on HEPA Filters(123.26 KB) — Himanshu Mittal, Simon R. Parks, Thomas Pottage, James T. Walker, and Allan M. Bennett


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 2, 2011

A Study of the Effectiveness of the Containment Level-4 (CL-4) Chemical Shower in Decontaminating Dover Positive Pressure Suits(264.14 KB) — Natasha Klaponski, Todd Cutts, Diane Gordon, and Steven Theriault

Animal Bytes—Laboratory Animal Zoonoses and Biosafety(240.29 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Are Supply HEPA Filters and/or Backdraft Dampers Necessary in BSL-3 Facilities?(60.26 KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Aerosols Transmit Prions, Role of Particle Size in Aerosol Transmission, New Tuberculosis Vaccine, Urbanization of Infectious Diseases, and Behavioral Health Screening for BSL-4 Laboratorians(88.13 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Commissioning of High-containment Laboratories: Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany(373.34 KB) — Heino Niebel and Irene Meybohm-Röder

Experience with Ribavirin for Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses: Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Lassa Fever, and Hantaviruses(398.27 KB) — Janice M. Rusnak

How to Choose a Suit for a BSL-4 Laboratory—The Approach Taken at SPIEZ LABORATORY(414.31 KB) — Daniel Kümin, Christian Krebs, and Patrick Wick

Installation of BSL-3 Laboratories and ABSL-3 Animal Experimentation Rooms in a Preexisting BSL-3Ag Facility: Design, Implementation, Validation, Time Requirements, and Costs(601.96 KB) — Urs Pauli, Martin Kündig, Fritz Haldemann, and Kathrin Summermatter

Maximum Containment Laboratories: Looking to the Future(96.54 KB) — Carol D. Linden

The NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick(891.66 KB) — Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Frank M. Kutlak, and Peter B. Jahrling


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1, 2011

A Discussion of Biological Safety Cabinet Decontamination Methods: Formaldehyde, Chlorine Dioxide, and Vapor Phase Hydrogen Peroxide(96.04 KB) — Mark A. Czarneski and Kevin Lorcheim

An Electronic Inventory System Designed to Aid Compliance with the National Select Agents Registry Program(2.27 MB) — Anthony Griffiths, Ricardo Carrion, Jr., Jason A. Miller, Heather Sasinowska, Maciek Sasinowski, and Jean L. Patterson

Animal Bytes—Characteristics of Normal and Distressed Mice(35.88 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Do HEPA Filters in the Exhaust of BSL-3 Facilities Have to be Decontaminated if the Filter Housings are Equipped with the "Bag In/Bag Out" (BIBO) Features?(23.49 KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Reduction of Sharp Injuries, Early Warning System for Medical Examiners, Ebola-Vaccine Development and Tips for Lab Workers Planning to Work in Low-Resource Countries(37.98 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Chlorine Dioxide Gas Inactivation of Beta-Lactams(109.77 KB) — Kevin Lorcheim

Effect of Drying and Exposure to Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide on the Inactivation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) on Non-porous Surfaces(99.36 KB) — James V. Rogers, Young W. Choi, and William R. Richter

Incident Response Planning for Biocontainment Facilities in the Department of Energy National Laboratory Complex(668.36 KB) — Frank F. Roberto, Dionne M. Sentieri, Gregory J. Horton, and James T. Powers


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4, 2010

Ask the Experts—Respirators in Biocontainment Laboratories?(35.30 KB) — John H. Keene

Book Review—Influenza Virus A/H5N1: ATLAS of Reproduction and Pathological Changes of Mice by G. G. Onishchenko, E. I. Ryabchikova, A. N. Sergeev, and I. G. Drozdov(34.45 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, and Peter B. Jahrling

Capsule—Practicing Microbiology in Austere Environments, Environmental Decontamination after Bioterrorism Attack, Biosafety and TB Labs in Africa, and Effect of U.S. Legislation on Select Agent Research(37.81 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Insufficient Distinction Between DNA from Viable and Nonviable Staphylococcus aureus Cells in Wipe-Samples by Use of Propidium Monoazide-PCR(558.26 KB) — Martin Schmidlin, Monica Alt, Peter Brodmann, and Claudia Bagutti

Molecular Biosafety—Can RNA Viruses Integrate into Host Genomes?(39.51 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Novel Testing of a Biological Safety Cabinet Using PCR(394.72 KB) — Charles P. Fontaine, Timothy J. Ryan, Peter W. Coschigano, and Robert A. Colvin

Practices and Awareness Regarding Biosafety Measures Among Laboratory Technicians Working in Clinical Laboratories in Karachi, Pakistan(1.35 MB) — Sadia Nasim, Anjum Shahid, Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Taranum Ruba Siddiqui, Sobiya Mohiuddin, Munir Ahmed Sheikh, and Sufia Usman

Promoting Dual-Use Education for Life Scientists: Resources and Activities(23.24 KB) — Masamichi Minehata and Judi F. Sture

Virucidal Activity of Disinfectants Against Parvoviruses and Reference Viruses(156.71 KB) — Mickael Eterpi, Gerald McDonnell, and Vincent Thomas


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 3, 2010

A Unique BSL-3 Cryo-Electron Microscopy Laboratory at UTMB(3.52 MB) — Michael B. Sherman, Alexander N. Freiberg, Dennis Razmus, Shintaro Yazuka, Craig Koht, Vincent J. Hilser, Stanley M. Lemon, Anne-Sophie Brocard, Dee Zimmerman, Wah Chiu, Stanley J. Watowich, and Scott C. Weaver

Applying Export Controls in a Practical Fashion to Biomedical Research(37.63 KB) — Adam Clarkson

Capsule—Xenobiology and a New Form of Biosafety Tool, Viability Testing of MTB Before Removal from BSL-3 Laboratories, Reusable Elastomeric Air-Purifying Respirators, Inactivation of H1N1 Influenza Virus by Disinfection, and Towards a Brucella Vaccine for Humans(39.81 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Decontamination of a Worst-case Scenario Class II Biosafety Cabinet Using Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide(2.45 MB) — Greg Fey, Stan Klassen, Steven Theriault, and Jay Krishnan

Effluent Decontamination Systems: Addressing the Challenges of Planning, Designing, Testing, and Validation(1.34 MB) — Gilles Tremblay, Rebecca C. Langer-Curry, Chris Kiley, and Cory Ziegler

Evolution of a Facility-specific BSL-3 Training Program for the University of Pittsburgh Regional Biocontainment Laboratory(86.65 KB) — Amy L. Hartman, Lesley C. Homer, Anita M. Trichel, Dan Fisher, Jay Frerotte, and Kelly Stefano Cole

Managing Your Research Protocol Process via Microsoft SharePoint: A Customizable and Cost-effective Solution(146.77 KB) — Ted A. Myatt

The Biological Weapons Convention: From International Obligations to Effective National Action(325.60 KB) — Piers D. Millett


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4, 2010

A Method to Assess Leakage from Aerosol Containment Systems: Testing a Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) Containment System Using the Radionuclide Technetium-99m(4.03 MB) — Ron G. Wallace, Hector Leonardo Aguila, James Fomenko, and Kenneth W. Price

Ask the Experts—How Do We Convince Emergency Responders That It's Safe to Enter BSL-3 Laboratories?(43.94 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety and Biosecurity Activities of the International Science and Technology Center in the Republics of the Former Soviet Union: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Prospects(106.58 KB) — L. Michael Weaver

Biosafety and Biosecurity in Georgia: New Challenges(77.49 KB) — Lela G. Bakanidze, Shota A. Tsanava, and Nikoloz Tsertsvadze

Capsule—Tuberculosis and Air Travel, Hand Sanitizers, Microbial Threat Lists, and Preparing a Community Hospital to Manage Work-related Exposures from Containment Laboratories(47.35 KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Does That Face Mask Really Protect You?(1.53 MB) — Larry E. Bowen

Molecular Biosafety—Therapeutic Potential and Biosafety Considerations Regarding Intrinsic Immunity: A Key Component of Mammalian Protection Against Viruses(73.79 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Successfully Capturing and Displaying a Biosafety Program's "Goodwill Value"(40.61 KB) — Robert J. Emery and Bruce J. Brown

Survival of Bacteriophage MS2 on Filtering Facepiece Respirator Coupons(361.29 KB) — Edward Fisher and Ronald Shaffer

Validation of an Animal Isolation Imaging Chamber for Use in Animal Biosafety Level-3 Containment(1.15 MB) — T. Scott Alderman, Richard Frothingham, and Gregory D. Sempowski


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1, 2010

Ask the Experts—Can We Go Too Far with Implementing Safety Practices?(39.20 KB) — John H. Keene

Bridging the Gap: The International Federation of Biosafety Associations(99.03 KB) — J. Craig Reed

Challenges to Defining Biosecurity and Accurately Capturing Biosecurity Costs(65.06 KB) — Kirk R. Wilhelm

Contained Use of Bacteriophages: Risk Assessment and Biosafety Recommendations(219.17 KB) — Céline Verheust, Katia Pauwels, Jacques Mahillon, Donald R. Helinski, and Philippe Herman

Evaluation of the Effects of Radiation from an X-ray Baggage Inspection System on Microbial Agents(846.38 KB) — Jay Krishnan, Bradley Cook, Tim Schrader, and Steven Theriault

Inactivation of Brucella suis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Francisella tularensis, and Yersinia pestis Using Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide(157.58 KB) — James V. Rogers, William R. Richter, Morgan Q. S. Wendling, and Adrienne M. Shesky

Stem Cell Technology—Emerging Framework for Hazard Assessment and Biosafety Considerations(238.15 KB) — Venkat Rao


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 4, 2009

A Novel Approach for Conducting Room-scale Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination of Virulent Bacillus anthracis Spores(326.49 KB) — William R. Richter, Morgan Q. S. Wendling, and James V. Rogers

A Survey of Bioscience Research and Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East(1.23 MB) — Lisa M. Astuto-Gribble, Jennifer M. Gaudioso, Susan A. Caskey, Tamara R. Zemlo

Ask the Experts—Laboratory Doors—Open or Closed?(46.60 KB) — John H. Keene

Book Review—The Elusive Malaria Vaccine: Miracle or Mirage?(31.29 KB) — by Irwin W. Sherman

Capsule—Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings, including Protection of Healthcare Personnel(46.24 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Investigation of the Benefits of Using Direct Steam Injection in Effluent Treatment Systems(1.04 MB) — Diane Gordon, Jay Krishnan, Les Wittmeier, and Steven Theriault

Molecular Biosafety—Recombination and Horizontal Gene Transfer: Routes to Increased Bacterial Pathogenicity(48.59 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Public Health Laboratories Ride a Funding Roller Coaster—And It's Dangerous(40.20 KB) — Scott J. Becker


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 3, 2009

Ask the Experts—Protecting Surfaces in BSL-3 Suites and Animal Facilities—Are Work Surface Pads and Disinfectant or Sticky Floor Mats the Answer?(47.92 KB) — John H. Keene091402ChuaEditorial.pdf

Biosafety Training and Incident-reporting Practices in the United States: A 2008 Survey of Biosafety Professionals(165.82 KB) — Allison T. Chamberlain, LouAnn C. Burnett, Jennifer P. King, Ellen S. Whitney, Sean G. Kaufman, and Ruth L. Berkelman

Consequences of Failure to Apply International Standards for Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity: The 2007 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in the UK(119.88 KB) — Catherine Rhodes

Large-scale Inactivation of Bacillus anthracis Ames, Vollum, and Sterne Spores Using Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide(491.43 KB) — James V. Rogers, William R. Richter, Morgan Q. Shaw, and Adrienne M. Shesky

Molecular Biosafety—Safety Overview of Techniques Involving miRNAs, siRNAs, and Other Small Regulatory RNAs(65.22 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

The American Research University and Institutional Biosafety Committees(43.33 KB) — Kenneth I. Shine and Richard St. Onge

The Efficiency of HEPA Filters in the Air-handling System of a Bio-containment Laboratory in India(866.04 KB) — Shivchandra C. Dubey, Harshad V. Murugkar, Ramesh K. Kaushik, and Diwakar D. Kulkarni


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 2, 2009

A Study of Air-tightness in Australian High-level Bio-containment Facilities(349.35 KB) — Gordon B. McGurk

Ask the Experts—Pre-filters—When and Where to Use Them(35.65 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Is the Community at Risk to Exposure from Microbes in the Lab?(161.36 KB) — Karen B. Byers

BIOSAFETY-EUROPE: Coordination, Harmonization and Exchange of Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices Within a Pan-European Network(23.77 KB) — Kathrin Summermatter

Capsule—Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents(351.70 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Demystifying Department of Commerce Export Controls for the Biosafety Professional(36.85 KB) — Kimberly Orr and Betty Lee

EBSA News—Letter from Europe(595.33 KB) — Heather Sheeley

IBC Quality Improvement(183.82 KB) — Timothy B. Muller, Douglas M. Stewart, and Kurt B. Nolte

In-house BSL-3 User Training: Development and Implementation of Programme at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore(504.89 KB) — Tin Tun, Alex Law Sai-Kit, and Richard J. Sugrue

Microbial Decontamination of a 65-Room New Pharmaceutical Research Facility(1.08 MB) — Mark A. Czarneski


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1, 2009

A Three-Year Experience to Implement Laboratory Biosafety Regulations in Taiwan(83.37 KB) — Ho-Sheng Wu, Wen-Chao Wu, and Hsu-Sung Kuo

Ask the Experts—Can a Biological Safety Cabinet Be Used as a Fume Hood?(30.45 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Do Clinical Microbiologists Need to Wear Gloves at the Bench?(56.52 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule—United States, 2009(42.58 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP) Report and List(21.59 KB)

Comparative Analysis of the Fourth and Fifth Editions of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, Vertebrate Animal Biosafety Level Criteria (ABSL1-4)(130.21 KB) — C. Jeff Crews and Edward E. Gaunt

Decontamination of Bacillus anthracis Spores: Evaluation of Various Disinfectants(451.06 KB) — Sara J. Heninger, Christine A. Anderson, Gerald Beltz, and Andrew B. Onderdonk

Decontamination of Personal Computers with Formaldehyde Gas(1.44 MB) — Gordon Abraham, Rob Dandy, Ross Cook, and Josh Allen

EBSA News—Letter from Europe(35.37 KB)

Lights! Camera! Action! The Making of TIOBC and "Lab Wars III"(176.48 KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) Report and List(20.74 KB)

Review of the Emory University Applied Laboratory Emergency Response Training (alert) Program(9.35 MB) — Sean G. Kaufman, Lee M. Alderman, Henry M. Mathews, James J. Augustine, and Ruth L. Berkelman


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 4, 2008

Approaches to Biohazard Analysis of Select Biodefense Vaccine Candidates(400.79 KB) — Venkat Rao

Ask the Experts—How Important is Foot Protection in the Laboratory?(47.19 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Are Clinical Microbiology Laboratorians Enrolled in the LPS Program at Risk?(49.50 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Framework for Leadership and Training of Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory Workers(35.93 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Preliminary Risk Assessment of a Novel Antifungal Defensin Peptide from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)(363.07 KB) — Aparna Islam

Validation Study for the Use of Chlorine Dioxide Gas as a Decontaminant for Biological Safety Cabinets(337.18 KB) — Henry S. Luftman, Michael A. Regits, Paul Lorcheim, Kevin Lorcheim, and Daniel Paznek


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 3, 2008

B. Atrophaeus and G. Stearothermophilus Biological Indicators for Chlorine Dioxide Gas Decontamination(271.14 KB) — Henry S. Luftman and Michael A. Regits

A Novel Approach for Development and Implementation of an Emergency Response Plan for the BSL-3 Laboratory Service in Singapore(97.33 KB) — Tin Tun, Kristen E. Sadler, and James P. Tam

Ask the Experts—Chemical Decontamination of Laboratory Waste Liquids(27.42 KB) — John H. Keene

Biological Risk Assessment in the Laboratory 2nd Biorisk Management Workshop Report(206.96 KB) — Stefan Wagener, Allan Bennett, Maureen Ellis, Marianne Heisz, Kerry Holmes, Joe Kanabrocki, Joe Kozlovac, Patty Olinger, Nicoletta Previsani, Reynolds Salerno, and Terence Taylor

Book Review—Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever--A Global Perspective Edited by Onder Ergonul and Chris A. Whitehouse(50.33 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule—Management of Accidental Laboratory Exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei and ''B. mallei(36.69 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Effectiveness of UV Exposure of Items Contaminated with Anthrax Spores in a Class 2 Biosafety Cabinet and a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory Pass-Box(119.71 KB) — Peter C. B. Turnbull, Anatolio E. Reyes, Michael D. Chute, and Alfred J. Mateczun

Molecular Biosafety—A Primer on Recombination and What It Means to Biological Safety(53.57 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Some Threats to Laboratory Research Require an Unusual Antidote(88.28 KB) — Barbara Reynolds


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2, 2008

Bacillus anthracis Spore Inactivation by Fumigant Decontamination(206.23 KB) — James V. Rogers, Young W. Choi, William R. Richter, Harry J. Stone, and Michael L. Taylor

Ask the Experts—Serum—To Store or Not to Store?(58.92 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—A New Virus, A New Pathogen, A New Laboratory-acquired Infection?(58.07 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Book Review—Emerging Viruses in Human Populations--Perspectives in Medical Virology (Volume 16) Edited by Edward Tabor(66.78 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule—Notice to Readers: New Public Health Emergency Law and Forensic Epidemiology Training Materials Released(67.97 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP) Report and List(32.97 KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) Report and List(33.24 KB)

The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and Biosafety Diplomacy(74.24 KB) — Jesus S. Domingo

The Design and Testing of a Continuous Effluent Sterilization System for Liquid Waste(433.19 KB) — Sabine Daugelat, Sabai Phyu, Charles Taillens, Hooi Leong Wee, Juha Mattila, Teppo Nurminen, and Gerald McDonnell

The Microbiological Validation of a New Containment Level 4 Cabinet Line(208.77 KB) — Mark S. Lever, Julian L. Howells, Allan M. Bennett, Simon Parks, and Malcolm G. Broster

Tradeline Publications: Trends Driving Animal Facility Design(118.58 KB)


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1, 2008

2007 ABSA Service Award Recipients(53.10 KB)

Ask the Experts—Biosafety Cabinets, Containment Facility Maintenance, and More(71.44 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Cell Sorters Present Containment Challenges(105.02 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Effectiveness of Personal Protective Measures to Prevent Lyme Disease(68.90 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Comparative Analysis of the Fourth and Fifth Editions of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories Section IV (BSL2-4)(248.42 KB) — Charles J. Crews and Edward E. Gaunt

Development and Validation of a Pilot Scale Enhanced Biosafety Level Two Containment for Performance Evaluation of Produce Disinfection Technologies(816.16 KB) — Joseph E. Sites, Paul N. Walker, Angela Burke, and Bassam A. Annous

Evaluation of the Public Review Process and Risk Communication at High-Level Biocontainment Laboratories(337.71 KB) — Margaret S. Race

Inactivation of Francisella tularensis Schu S4 in a Biological Safety Cabinet Using Hydrogen Peroxide Fumigation(767.13 KB) — James V. Rogers and Young W. Choi

Molecular Biosafety—A Reassessment of Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Vector Risks That Takes New Information on Insertional Mutagenesis into Account(113.20 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Rapid and Biologically Safe Procedures for the Evaluation of Antigen-Specific T Cell Response to Microbial Pathogens That May Be Used in the BSL-3 and BSL-4 Environment(212.26 KB) — Chiara Agrati, Ilaria Volpi, Federico Martini, Cristiana Gioia, Concetta Castilletti, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, and Fabrizio Poccia

Stability of Viral Pathogens in the Laboratory Environment(208.66 KB) — Hector N. Valtierra

Tradeline Publications: Battelle Increases BSL-3 and ABSL-3 Research Space(126.91 KB)


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 4, 2007

Ask the Experts—Responsibility Without Authority is Futile(53.63 KB) — John H. Keene

Assessment of Containment Equipment Using a Novel Test to Determine the Effect of Containment on Laboratory Accuracy(346.92 KB) — Joanna Sawyer and Allan Bennett

Biosafety Tips—Analysis of a Brucella Outbreak in a Veterinary Vaccine Manufacturing Plant(55.60 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Erratum—Regarding the published submission "Biological Agents and Toxins Act: Development and Enforcement of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Singapore" by Tin Tun, Kristen E. Sadler, and James P. Tam(48.16 KB) — Submitted by Ai Ee Ling

Medical Surveillance in Biomedical Research(76.60 KB) — Michael A. Sauri

Mobile Biosafety Level-4 Autopsy Facility—An Innovative Solution(300.50 KB) — Paul Chui, Peter Chong, Bobby Chong, and Stefan Wagener

Regulatory Compliance of a BSL-3 Laboratory Unit in a Drug Discovery Environment(396.74 KB) — Thomas Behrmann, Arnold Brunner, Sabine Daugelat, Marcia Perrin, Sabai Phyu, Charles Taillens, and Hooi Leong Wee

Survey of Bioscience Research Practices in Asia: Implications for Biosafety and Biosecurity(159.60 KB) — Jennifer Gaudioso and Tamara Zemlo

The Midwest Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (MRCE) Biosafety Training Program: An Integrated Approach to Biosafety Education(401.08 KB) — Joseph Kanabrocki and Samuel Stanley, Jr.

Tradeline Publications: USDA's Animal Health Facility Keeps Workers Safe(140.89 KB) — Tradeline Publications


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 3, 2007

Ask the Experts—Shortcuts Not an Option When it Comes to Risk Assessment and Biosafety Manuals(52.76 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety "Behavioral-Based" Training for High Biocontainment Laboratories: Bringing Theory into Practice for Biosafety Training(655.45 KB) — Sean G. Kaufman and Ruth Berkelman

Biosafety Levels for Animal Agriculture Pathogens(128.43 KB) — Robert A. Heckert and Joseph P. Kozlovac

Biosafety Tips-Brucella Outbreak in Clinical Microbiology Laboratories(71.43 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Biosafety, Occupational Health and Nanotechnology(185.63 KB) — Vladimir Murashov and John Howard

Capsule—Master Plan and Laboratory Safety Helps CDC Keep Pace with Expanding Public Health Challenges(37.56 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Containment and Sustainable (Green) Design(53.89 KB) — Jon Crane

Energy Efficient Laboratory Design: A Novel Approach to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort(1.06 MB) — Farhad Memarzadeh, Andy Manning, and Zheng Jiang

Minimization of the Risks Posed by Dual-Use Research: A Structured Literature Review(96.67 KB) — Margarita Dolgitser

Molecular Biosafety-Safety Advance: Transposon Gene Delivery Systems(59.58 KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Reliability of ULPA Filters in Air Handling Systems(72.40 KB) — Gordon Abraham and Phillip McCabe

The CODE RED Solution: Biothreat Response Training for First Responders(502.38 KB) — Cassandra D. Kelly, Christina Egan, and Nick M. Cirino


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2, 2007

ABSA Affiliates and Affiliated Organizations(232.34 KB)

Ask the Experts—Can more than one person work at a Biosafety Cabinet at a time?(52.15 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Officers, Behavioral Compliance Strategies, and Their Effects on Laboratory Practices(233.44 KB) — Sean G. Kaufman, Henry Mathews, and Lee M. Alderman

Biosafety Tips—Transmission of M. tuberculosis Attributed to the Use of Compressed Gas Coolant While Processing Infected Tissue in a Cryostat(84.60 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Book Review—Biological Safety: Principles and Practices (Fourth Edition) Edited by Diane O. Fleming and Debra L. Hunt(60.36 KB) — Reviewed by Barbara Johnson

Capsule—FDA Approves First U.S. Vaccine for Humans against the Avian Influenza Virus H5N1(54.50 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Declassification of Rodents Exposed to Third-Generation HIV-Based Vectors into Class 1 Animals(252.21 KB) — Stéphane Karlen and Romain Zufferey

Evaluation of SARS-Coronavirus Decontamination Procedures(266.00 KB) — Anne-Marie Pagat, Raphaelle Seux-Goepfert, Charles Lutsch, Valérie Lecouturier, Jean-François Saluzzo, and Inca C. Kusters

Implications of Low Level Human Exposure to Respirable ''B. anthracis(251.08 KB) — Murray L. Cohen and Thomas Whalen

Selecting the Right Chemical Agent for Decontamination of Rooms and Chambers(176.23 KB) — Mark A. Czarneski

Testing the Efficacy of a Combination of Microwave and Steam Heat for Log Reduction of the Microbial Load Following a Simulated Poultry Mass Mortality Event(211.91 KB) — Anthony A. Devine, Amy M. Grunden, Edward Krisiunas, Dawn K. Davis, Grisel Rosario, Sean Scott, Shelia Faision, and Wm. Mark Cosby

Tradeline Publications: USDA to Open New Lab and Large Animal Facilities in Iowa(132.27 KB)


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 1, 2007

2006 ABSA Service Award Recipients(63.42 KB)

ABSA Affiliates and Affiliated Organizations(131.21 KB)

Animal Cell Cultures: Risk Assessment and Biosafety Recommendations(227.02 KB) — Katia Pauwels, Philippe Herman, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, Chuong Dai Do thi, Laura Berghmans, Geneviève Waeterloos, Dirk Van Bockstaele, Karoline Dorsch-Häsler, and Myriam Sneyers

Ask the Experts—Biosafety Cabinets and Medical Waste(54.06 KB) — John H. Keene

Biological Agents and Toxins Act: Development and Enforcement of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Singapore(93.96 KB) — Tin Tun, Kristen E. Sadler, and James P. Tam

Biosafety Tips—Neisseria meningitidis Exposures in Clinical Laboratories(80.35 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Book Review -The Power of Plagues by Irwin W. Sherman(39.52 KB) — Reviewed by Leslie Delpin

Capsule—OSHA News Release(43.26 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Designing a Facility with Both Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Biosafety in Mind: Synergies and Conflicts(332.98 KB) — Vibeke Halkjær-Knudsen

Development of Laboratory Biosafety Management: The Taiwan Experience(169.95 KB) — Wen-Chao Wu, Li-Li Lee, Wei-Fong Chen, Shih-Yan Yang, Ho-Sheng Wu, Wen-Yi Shih, and Steve Hsu-Sung Kuo

Editorial on Laboratory-Acquired Incidents in Taipeh, Taiwan and Singapore Following the Outbreak of SARS Coronavirus(34.92 KB) — Ai Ee Ling

Tradeline Publications: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Commissions ABSL-3 Lab(104.91 KB) — Tradeline Publications

Use of Ultraviolet Lights in Biological Safety Cabinets: A Contrarian View(123.38 KB) — Paul J. Meechan and Christina Wilson


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 4, 2006

Ask the Experts—The Musings of a Biosafety Professional on Containment Facilities(52.48 KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing(39.25 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Introduction to Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Biological Safety Environment(332.27 KB) — Thomas Scott, David Banks, and Amit Mishra

Position Paper on the Use of Ultraviolet Lights in Biological Safety Cabinets(102.57 KB) — Jyl Burgener

Select Agents Diagnostic Test Reporting Requirements Exemptions and Implications to Biosecurity(135.40 KB) — Venkat Rao, Ashley Eilers, and Chiara Mancini

Tradeline Publications: Uncovering Weaknesses of Biocontainment Facilities(115.88 KB) — Tradeline Publications

Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Predict Airflow and Contamination Concentration Profiles Within Laboratory Floor Plan Environment(2.15 MB) — Alexy Kolesnikov


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3, 2006

A Proposed Risk Assessment Method for Genetically Modified Plants(694.55 KB) — Katia Regina Evaristo de Jesus, Anna Cristina Lanna, Fabio Danilo Vieira, Andre Luiz de Abreu, and Denis Ubeda de Lima

Ask the Experts—Disinfectants, What Kind and When?(69.76 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Outbreaks of Zoonotic Infections in Rodent Facilities: Part III(55.69 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Chlorine Dioxide Gas Decontamination of Large Animal Hospital Intensive and Neonatal Care Units(403.98 KB) — Henry S. Luftman, Michael A. Regits, Paul Lorcheim, Mark A. Czarneski, Thomas Boyle, Helen Aceto, Barbara Dallap, Donald Munro, and Kym Faylor

CORRECTION: Table 4, originally omitted from the above article(39.50 KB)

Laboratory Biosecurity: A Survey of the U.S. Bioscience Community(269.33 KB) — Jennifer Gaudioso, Susan B. Rivera, Susan Caskey, and Reynolds M. Salerno

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B as a Biological Weapon: Recognition, Management, and Surveillance of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin(136.03 KB) — Ejem Ahanotu, Damaris Alvelo-Ceron, Timothy Ravita, and Ed Gaunt

University of Washington Responds to Unexpected Impact of NIH Research Grant: Lucrative Funding Requires Culture Change and Financial Commitment(106.35 KB) — Tradeline Publications

USAMRIID Opens Advanced ABSL-3 Aerobiology Suite: Illustrates New and Unique Features for Animal Biosafety(111.36 KB) — Tradeline Publications


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2, 2006

Ask the Experts—Non-Compliant Biocontainment Facilities and Associated Liability(68.26 KB) — John H. Keene

Biological Monitoring of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation in a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory(132.49 KB) — Anthony R. Sambol and Peter C. Iwen

Book Review—Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers-Perspectives in Medical Virology (Volume 11) by Colin R. Howard(58.11 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule—Mumps Outbreak Update Information(34.34 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Safety Considerations for Handling Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis spp.) in the Laboratory and Field(818.83 KB) — James T. Vogt and Joseph P. Kozlovac

Some Bioterrorism Issues of Quantitative Biosafety(148.18 KB) — Alexander Sabelnikov, Vladimir Zhukov, and Ruth Kempf

Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide-based Biodecontamination of a High-Containment Laboratory Under Negative Pressure(202.08 KB) — Jay Krishnan, Jody Berry, Greg Fey, Stefan Wagener


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1, 2006

A Code of Conduct for Biological Scientists: An Important Topic for Action(67.03 KB) — Barbara Johnson

Aerosol Exposure System for Rabbits: Application to M. Tuberculosis Infection(251.51 KB) — Liana Tsenova, Ryhor Harbacheuski, Evette Ellison, Claudia Manca, and Gilla Kaplan

Ask the Experts—Should Decontamination of Biocontainment Laboratories Be Validated?(53.68 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Zoonoses: Ten Exposures to Hantavirus in Animal and Laboratory Workers(54.16 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Healthcare Settings, 2005(59.43 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Developing a Risk Assessment and Management Approach to Laboratory Biosecurity(337.13 KB) — Jennifer Gaudioso, Reynolds M. Salerno, and Natalie Barnett

Implementation of a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Facility in Singapore: Requirements, Work Practices, and Procedures(199.27 KB) — Tin Tun, Kristen Sadler, and James P. Tam

The Infectious Dose of Coxiella Burnetii (Q Fever)(456.00 KB) — Rachael M. Jones, Mark Nicas, Alan E. Hubbard, and Arthur L. Reingold


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4, 2005

2005 ABSA Conference Photos(56.30 KB)

2005 ABSA Service Award Recipients(86.21 KB)

Ask the Experts—HEPA Filtered Supply Air for BSL-3 Laboratories?(51.83 KB) — John H. Keene

Autoclave Testing in a University Setting(84.72 KB) — Richard N. Le, Amy L. Hicks, and Janice Dodge

Biosafety Tips—Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus A Hazard in Rodent Animal Colonies(64.66 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Book Review—Biodefense: Principles and Pathogens Edited by Michael S. Bronze and Ronald A. Greenfield(55.22 KB) — Reviewed by Michael P. Owen

Book Review—Revenge of the Microbes by Abigail A. Salyers and Dixie D. Whitt(41.75 KB) — Reviewed by George A. Pankey

Comparison of the Canadian Industrial Security Manual and the United States ''National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual(138.73 KB) — Andrew Hammond

High-Dose Ultraviolet C Light Inactivates Spores of Bacillus Atrophaeus and Bacillus Anthracis Sterne on Nonreflective Surfaces(222.31 KB) — Marie U. Owens, David R. Deal, Michael O. Shoemaker, Gregory B. Knudson, Janet E. Meszaros, and Jeffery L. Deal

Operating a BSL-4 Laboratory in a University Setting(98.42 KB) — Tradeline Publications

The Infectious Dose of Francisella tularensis (Tularemia)(243.86 KB) — Rachael M. Jones, Mark Nicas, Alan Hubbard, Matthew D. Sylvester, and Arthur Reingold

Use of Multiple SOP Styles to Increase Personnel Compliance and Safety Within a BSL-2/BSL-3 Animal Facility(119.45 KB) — Andrea Mitchell, Jeri Ellis, and Tim Ruddy


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 3, 2005

Ask the Experts—USDA BSL-3 Facility Requirements: What's the Concern?(92.42 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Centrifugation at Biosafety Level 2/3(332.67 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Web Site Has a New Look!(50.62 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Development of Particle Tracer Techniques to Measure the Effectiveness of High Containment Laboratories(163.69 KB) — Allan M. Bennett, Simon R. Parks, and John E. Benbough

Health Canada Offers Certification Guidelines(99.07 KB) — Tradeline Publications

Human Behavior in a Matrix of Hazards: Risk, Rules, and Ratio in Biomedical Laboratory Safety(1.10 MB) — Jos van den Eijnde and Michael B. Blayney

International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)(64.15 KB)

Memories of Biosafety in Brazil: Lessons to be Learned(127.23 KB) — T. A. O. Cardoso, M. B. M. Albuquerque Navarro, B. E. C. Soares, F. H. Lima e Silva, S. S. Rocha, and L. M. Oda

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(29.46 KB)

Registration Evaluation Board October 2004-September 2005 Report(32.49 KB)

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods: More Changes for Infectious Substances in the Model Regulations(135.18 KB) — Mary L. Cipriano


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 2, 2005

Creating Effective Presentations and Online Training Modules(103.92 KB) — James W. Klenner

Area Fumigation with Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor(149.97 KB) — Janet E. Meszaros, K. Antloga, C. Justi, C. Plesnicher, and Gerald McDonnell

Biofilms Research: Implications to Biosafety and Public Health(112.92 KB) — Venkat Rao, Rashmi Ghei, and Yildiz Chambers

Biosafety Tips—Biosafety Issues in Laboratory Experiments Using Vaccinia Viral Vectors(84.48 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Symposium on Infectious Diseases of Animals and Quarantine(35.88 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Neutralization of Formaldehyde Gas by Ammonium Bicarbonate and Ammonium Carbonate(97.84 KB) — Henry S. Luftman

The Rational Investigation into Safety and Containment as Applied to the Laboratory Environment(109.72 KB) — Brian E. Satterfield


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 1, 2005

Biological Risk Assessment: An Explanation Meant for Safety Advisors in Belgium(232.08 KB) — Danielle Caucheteux and Pierre Mathot

Ask the Experts(64.61 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety for Large-Scale Containment Level 1 Operations Using Recombinant DNA Technology: No Emerging Hazards(200.85 KB) — Richard Fink and Enda Moran

Book Review—Ebola and Marburg Viruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology Edited by Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann(50.60 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule(351.73 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication(151.26 KB) — Barbara Reynolds

The International Biosafety Compendium: A Great Tool for Biosafety Professionals(47.01 KB)

Understanding Security Basics: A Tutorial on Security Concepts and Technology(212.23 KB) — Richard Kibbey


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4, 2004

Task-Specific Ventilated Robotic Enclosures for Product and Worker Protection Against Biological Hazards in High-Throughput Laboratories(397.08 KB) — Alexy Kolesnikov, Ray Ryan, and Douglas B. Walters

2005 Strategic Performance Areas and Teams(32.30 KB)

ABSA Conference Abstracts Information(76.37 KB)

ABSA Conference Exhibitors(26.86 KB)

ABSA Conference Photos(71.34 KB)

ABSA Influenza Pandemic Plan Position Paper(50.40 KB)

ABSA Service Award Recipients(47.04 KB)

Ask the Experts(36.45 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(167.08 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Biosecurity Considerations in Public Health Laboratories(275.92 KB) — Norman A. Crouch

Biosecurity Perspectives(168.66 KB) — Edwin Taylor

Book Review—Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism by The National Academies Press(38.22 KB) — Reviewed by Roxy Grossnickle

Book Review—Emergence and Control of Zoonotic Viral Encephalitides Edited by C. H. Calisher and D. E. Griffin(310.15 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule(234.79 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation(33.19 KB)


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3, 2004

Assessment of Bioaerosol Reduction Methods in Stem Cell Transplant Units at a University Hospital(160.71 KB) — Thomas Scott Alderman, Wayne R. Thomann, and Debra L. Hunt

Biosafety Risk Assessment of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Coronavirus and Containment Measures for the Diagnostic and Research Laboratories(192.45 KB) — P. Herman, Y. Verlinden, D. Breyer, E. Van Cleemput, B. Brochier, M. Sneyers, R. Snacken, P. Hermans, P. Kerkhofs, C. Liesnard, B. Rombaut, M. Van Ranst, G. van der Groen, P. Goubau, and W. Moens

Biosafety Tips(82.90 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule(42.60 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

NIAID/NIH Biodefense Research Efforts and Biocontainment Laboratories(58.85 KB) — Ernest T. Takafuji

Security Issues Related to Designing High-Containment Facilities(126.74 KB) — Leslie Gartner

The Infectious Dose of Variola (Smallpox) Virus(474.71 KB) — Mark Nicas, Alan E. Hubbard, Rachael M. Jones, and Arthur, L. Reingold

Valuable New Resource: New Web Site Provides Information on Biotechnology Regulatory Reviews Completed in the United States(25.06 KB)


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2, 2004

Enterobacter aerogenes Needle Stick Leads to Improved Biological Management System(66.22 KB) — Richard E. Johanson

Ask the Experts(44.87 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(56.95 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Complying with the 42 CFR Part 73: Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins and the Companion Rule Issued by the USDA, 7 CFR Part 331, and 9 CFR Part 121, the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Possession, Use, and Transfer of Biological Agents and Toxins—A Biosafety Officer's Perspective(87.64 KB) — Philip G. Hauck

Facility Inspections Under the CDC Select Agent Rule(295.03 KB) — James Blaine

Introduction for "Safety Considerations for Retroviral Vectors: A Short Review"(118.28 KB) — Donald E. Mosier

Overview of the New CDC Select Agent Rule: Title 42 C.F.R. Part 73(299.45 KB) — Mark L. Hemphill

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(26.41 KB)

Registration Evaluation Board October 2003-March 2004 Report(41.67 KB)

Training Tools Exhibit-Outstanding Means of Communication Citation, October 2004(48.45 KB)

Using the Results of Routine Laboratory Workplace Surveillance Activities to Assess Compliance with Recommended Biosafety Guidelines(115.51 KB) — Jason Tyler Zerwekh, R. J. Emery, S. C. Waring, and S. Lillibridge


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1, 2004

Ask the Experts(40.51 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(53.63 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Book Review—Ebola and Marburg Viruses: A View of Infection Using Electron Microscopy by E. I. Ryabchikova and B. B. Price(40.00 KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule(34.91 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Enclosure of Composting Operations to Minimize Bioaerosol Emissions into Ambient Air—Part 2(70.70 KB) — Philip R. Morey and Benjamin H. Hoffman

Issues Affecting Respirator Selection for Workers Exposed to Infectious Aerosols: Emphasis on Healthcare Settings(212.00 KB) — Steven W. Lenhart, Teresa Seitz, Douglas Trout, and Nancy Bollinger

Mousepox: A Small Animal Model for Biodefense Research(173.34 KB) — R. Mark Buller

Online Resource: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Web Site on Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria (LDB)(49.58 KB) — Submitted by Richard E. Danielson, Janet M. Macher, Alicia Fearick, and Robert C. Curtis


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4, 2003

2003 ABSA Conference Abstracts(3.40 MB)

2004 New Council and Committee Assignments(201.88 KB)

ABSA Award Recipients(105.39 KB)

ABSA Committee Reports(79.29 KB)

Annual Index(265.90 KB)

Applied Biosafety: Legal Framework in Switzerland and Implications for Clinical Laboratories(1.46 MB) — Felix K. Gmünder and Thomas Binz

Biosafety Tips(315.82 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Bioterrorism: Impact and Implications for Biosafety(475.84 KB) — Maureen Best

Capsule(280.07 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

EPA Pesticide Program Update(134.79 KB) — Karen B. Byers

OSHA Infectious Dose White Paper(935.93 KB) — Submitted by Barbara Johnson


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3, 2003

ABSA Committee Reports(749.98 KB)

Ask the Experts-Biosafety Requirements for Human Cell Lines(559.48 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(600.09 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Biosecurity Position Paper(428.74 KB)

Capsule(282.05 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Comparative Analysis of Biosafety Guidelines of the USA, WHO, and Russia (Organizational andControlling, Medical, and Sanitary-Antiepidemiological Aspects)(1.82 MB) — Evgeniy A. Stavskiy, Barbara Johnson, Robert J. Hawley, Jonathan T. Crane, Nikolay B. Cherny, Irina V. Renau, and Sergey V. Netesov

Gas-phase Ozone: Assessment of Biocidal Properties for the Indoor Environment-A Critical Review(1.04 MB) — Eugene C. Cole

Overview of Biomedical Waste Treatment Technology(1.79 MB) — S. Mark Allen

Revisions to the National Sanitation Foundation International/American National Standards Institute Requirements(288.95 KB) — David S. Phillips


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2, 2003

Ask the Experts(459.81 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(697.69 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Biosecurity: Challenges and Applied Solutions for Our Future Needs: Conference Abstracts(1.87 MB)

Enclosure of Composting Operations to Minimize Bioaerosol Emissions into Ambient Air(1,021.75 KB) — Philip R. Morey and Benjamin H. Hoffman

Investigation on the Dispersal Patterns of Contaminants in Letters(439.13 KB) — Maureen Best, S. McLennan, M. Callaghan, and D. Raymond

Update on the Activities of the UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods(1.23 MB) — Mary Cipriano

Using the Web(342.81 KB) — Richard C. Fink


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1, 2003

ABSA Committee Reports(265.51 KB)

Ask the Experts(252.43 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Listings(428.43 KB)

Biosafety Tips(449.83 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Biosecurity Issues Affecting Agricultural Crops and Communities: Genomics, Biotechnology, and Infrastructure(446.00 KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Capsule(85.09 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Global Progress Toward Laboratory Containment of Wild Polioviruses, July 2001-August 2002(732.99 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Hepatitis Viruses: Prevention and Control in the Laboratory Setting(1.19 MB) — Betty H. Robertson and Wendi L. Kuhnert

Laboratory-Acquired West Nile Virus Infections, United States, 2002(550.36 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(120.60 KB)

Registration Evaluation Board October 2002-February 2003 Report(246.95 KB)


VOLUME 7, NUMBER 4, 2002

2002 ABSA Conference Abstracts(3.91 MB)

ABSA Award Recipients(160.34 KB)

Annual Index(447.24 KB)

Ask the Experts(549.61 KB) — Laboratory Animal Dander Allergy

Biosafety Listings(490.42 KB)

Biosafety Tips(753.63 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule(118.90 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Combating Bioterrorism and the Potential Misuse of Biotechnology(1.31 MB) — Ronald M. Atlas

New Council and Committee Assignments(214.77 KB) — 2003

Occupational Exposures to Retroviruses(1.09 MB) — Thomas M. Folks

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(80.34 KB)

Regulations and Standards(2.71 MB) — Donald R. Callihan

Using the Web—Internet: HELP! What is the Risk Classification for Gigantitus horriblis?(271.16 KB) — Richard C. Fink


VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3, 2002

Ask the Experts(161.89 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(448.17 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule(225.21 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Eagleson Institute's New Training Software(153.74 KB)

Going Up in Smoke: The Demise of California's Last Commercial Medical Waste Incinerator Has National Ramifications(582.88 KB) — Jack S. McGurk

Innovations—Biotechnology: Baculovirus Vectors as Gene Transfer Vectors for Mammalian Cells: Biosafety Considerations(512.06 KB) — Thomas A. Kost and J. Patrick Condreay

National Inventory of Biomedical Laboratories That May Possess Wild Poliovirus Materials(603.96 KB) — Kim Koporc, Sandra Browning, and Walter Dowdle

Regulations and Standards(813.37 KB) — Donald R. Callihan

Risk Assessment for Enteric Pathogens in the Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory(2.24 MB) — Betty Kupskay

Suspected Cutaneous Anthrax in a Laboratory Worker—Texas, 2002(697.22 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

The Art of Biosafety Auditing in Industry(1.70 MB) — Richard Rebar

The Learning Center—Dealing with Disruptive Behavior in Training Classes(253.09 KB) — Mary Ann Sondrini

The Poliovirus Laboratory Containment Pilot Survey: The Experiences of Wyeth and Emory University(659.53 KB) — Elizabeth A. Gilman and Robin Luttrell

Use of Zebrafish and Zoonoses(527.54 KB) — Karen B. Byers and Jennifer L. Matthews

Using the Web—Internet: Biotech Web Sites and Search Engines(140.71 KB) — Richard C. Fink


VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2, 2002

An Evaluation of Potential Liquid/Aerosol Releases from a New Retractable Syringe(1.35 MB) — Billy J. Enochs, Thomas H. Connor, Robert Emery, and Lawrence W. Whitehead

Ask the Experts(540.96 KB) — John H. Keene

Biological Testing of a Laboratory Pathological Waste Incinerator(1.68 MB) — Peter M. Le Blanc Smith, Set van Nguyen, and Steven F. Edwards

Biosafety Tips(316.07 KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule(234.60 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Electronic Resource—Crop Biosecurity/Agroterrorism(233.78 KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Letter from the Biosecurity Task Force(1,007.63 KB)

Preconference Continuing Education Programs(118.26 KB) — San Francisco, California, October 2002

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(77.06 KB)

Regulations and Standards(784.58 KB) — Donald R. Callihan

Respiratory Illness in Workers Exposed to Metalworking Fluid Contaminated with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria—Ohio, 2001(707.06 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

The Condition of High Containment Laboratory HEPA Filters After 13 Years of Service(1.26 MB) — Steven F. Edwards

Training Exhibit(114.50 KB) — Outstanding Means of Communication Citation, October 2002


VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1, 2002

2001 ABSA Conference Abstracts(1.95 MB)

Ask the Experts(251.68 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety at the Tropical Medicine Institute "Pedro Kourí" (IPK) of Havana(911.87 KB) — Roberto J. Fernández and Patricia M. Jiménez

Capsule(232.77 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Laboratory-acquired Meningococcal Disease—United States, 2000(697.22 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)


VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3, 2001

Announcement—New NRCM Registrants 2001(72.60 KB)

Annual Index(258.12 KB)

Ask the Experts(218.03 KB) — John H. Keene

Biological Weapons—A Primer for Microbiologists(2.98 MB) — Robert J. Hawley and Edward M. Eitzen, Jr.

Capsule—Bioterrorism Links(231.31 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Safety and Health Considerations for Conducting Work with Biological Toxins(3.16 MB) — Barbara Johnson, Ray Mastnjak, and I. Gary Resnick

Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments(506.69 KB) — Eugene C. Cole and Bruce M. Lantrip


VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2, 2001

Ask the Experts(218.57 KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Protection of Health Care Workers on Two Fronts!(152.98 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

First U.S. Biomedical Seminar on the Transportation of Infectious and Diagnostic Substances(881.13 KB)

Innovations—Rapid Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Vectors(141.62 KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Packaging Critical Biologic Agents(487.25 KB)

Position Paper—Federal Register(119.64 KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Position Paper—NCCLS M29-2A(1.20 MB) — Debra L. Hunt

Positive Benefits Arise from Hospital Pollution Prevention Programs(579.07 KB) — Jack S. McGurk

Professional Specialty Cleaning: A Critical Element of Fungal Reservoir Control in Homes of the Immunocompromised and Hypersensitive(594.73 KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Regulatory Affairs—Summary: Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV(819.00 KB)


VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, 2001

Ask the Experts(225.73 KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Implications of Polio Eradication(857.88 KB) — Walter R. Dowdle, David Featherstone, and Raymond Sanders

Capsule(241.10 KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Comparative Analysis of the Methods for Determining the Efficiency of Air-Purification Filters Using Dioctyl Phthalate and Turbine Oil Aerosols(904.60 KB) — L. A. Krinitsyn, E. A. Stavsky, S. V. Netesov, A. S. Edapin, V. A. Danyaev, O. V. Pyankov, and L. E. Bulychev

Foot-and-Mouth Disease: A Brief Review of the Etiologic Agent and the Disease Which It Causes(572.75 KB) — Richard F. Meyer and Richard C. Knudsen

Innovations—Rapid Assessment of Mold Contamination on Environmental Surfaces(143.31 KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Laboratory-acquired Human Glanders—Maryland, May 2000(509.77 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

New Publications(104.91 KB) — Mary Ann Sondrini

Position Paper—Arthropod Containment(271.34 KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Position Paper—HIV Prevention(250.80 KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Position Paper—Recombinant DNA(386.99 KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Regulatory Affairs(217.14 KB) — Ira F. Salkin

Risk Assessment for Working with Infectious Agents in the Biological Laboratory(1.33 MB) — Richard C. Knudsen

The Training Exchange—The Importance of Understanding Communication Styles When Teaching(156.36 KB) — Mary Ann Sondrini

Using the Web—Using the Web to Write or Modify a Biosafety Manual (BSM)(129.86 KB) — Richard C. Fink


VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2, 2000

A Tuberculosis Outbreak Among Medical Waste Workers(3.28 MB) — Angela M. Weber, Yvonne Boudreau, and Vincent D. Mortimer

Arthropod Containment Guidelines Under Development(161.04 KB) — Mark Q. Benedict

Infectious Waste Disposal in Developing Countries: Recommended Minimal Practices from a Hospital Survey in Southeast Asia(1.11 MB) — Eugene C. Cole

Medical and Infectious Waste Management(2.51 MB) — Ira F. Salkin, Edward Krisiunas, and Wayne L. Turnberg

Missing the Point: A Review of Needlestick Injury and Occupational Risks from Bloodborne Viruses (1.14 MB) — David R. Morgan


VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1, 2000

Biological Contamination of the Building Environment: Sampling and Analysis(1.92 MB) — Richard C. Fink and Elizabeth A. Gilman

Comparison of Protection Factors for Selected Medical, Industrial and Military Masks(1.27 MB) — Bill Kournikakis, R. Kent Harding, J. R. A. Tremblay, and Maureen Simpson

Human Laboratory Acquired Arbo-, Arena-, and Hantavirus Infections(1.22 MB) — S. Ya. Gaidamovich, A. M. Butenko, and H. V. Leschinskaya

Misdiagnoses of Tuberculosis Resulting from Laboratory Cross-Contamination of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Cultures—New Jersey, 1998(551.44 KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)


VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, 1999

A Method for Radioactive Containment During Biological Inactivation of Radioactive-Biomedical Mixed Waste(1.12 MB) — Paul Michael Kivistik, Julian Bess, Jr., Scott D. Keimig, and Randall S. Morin

Planning Considerations for Mars Sample Return Containment(1.24 MB) — Margaret S. Race, Judith H. Allton, Carlton C. Allen, and Jonathan Y. Richmond

The Threat of Bioterrorism and the Public Health Response: Summary of the Johns Hopkins National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism(644.71 KB) — Richard W. Gilpin


VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1, 1999

Design of BSL3 Laboratories (Chapter 7 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(909.53 KB) — Jonathan T. Crane and James F. Riley

Designing the BSL4 Laboratory (Chapter 9 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(1.46 MB) — Jonathan T. Crane, F. Chip Bullock, and Jonathan Y. Richmond

Introduction to the JABSA Edition on Containment Design(88.31 KB) — Jonathan Y. Richmond

Primary Containment (Chapter 3 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(1.78 MB) — David G. Stuart

Role of the Class III Biological Safety Cabinet in Achieving Biological Safety Level 4 Containment (Chapter 10 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(1.49 MB) — David G. Stuart, Julia Hilliard, Richard Henkel, Jack Kelley, and Jonathan Y. Richmond


VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4, 1998

ABSA: The Past, Present, and Future(875.91 KB) — Richard C. Knudsen

HEPA Filter Replacement Experience in a Biological Laboratory(1.57 MB) — Gordon Abraham, Peter Michael Le Blanc Smith, and Phillip McCabe

Risks Associated with Liquid Nitrogen Cryogenic Storage Systems(651.91 KB) — Karen B. Byers


VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3, 1998

Ambient Formaldehyde Levels Before, During, and After Biological Safety Cabinet Decontamination(858.70 KB) — Mary L. Liu, Mary Julie Corrigan, and Robert F. Herrick

Respirator Filter Reuse Test Using the Laboratory Simulant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Ra STRAIN)(2.19 MB) — Barbara Johnson, Douglas R. Winters, Thomas R. Shreeve, and Christopher C. Coffey

Risk Assessment for Biological Agents in the Laboratory(930.47 KB) — Richard C. Knudsen


VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2, 1998

Permitting, the Public and the Future of Animal Biosafety Facilities(806.05 KB) — Fred W. Quimby

Predicting Biocontainment Requirements for the Future(1.02 MB) — W. Emmett Barkley

Registered vs. Certified(145.82 KB)

Survival of Mycobacteria on HEPA Filter Material(1.84 MB) — Gwangpyo Ko, Harriet A. Burge, Michael Muilenberg, Steve Rudnick, and Melvin W. First


VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, 1998

A History of the American Biological Safety Association Part III: Safety Conferences 1978-1987(2.49 MB) — Richard H. Kruse and Manuel S. Barbeito

Committee Position Paper of ABSA on OSHA's Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis(819.54 KB)

HEPA Filters(1.46 MB) — Melvin W. First

Mars Sample Return and Biocontainment(487.86 KB) — Margaret S. Race

Nebulizer Characteristics for Certification Tests of Biosafety Cabinets with Bacteria and Simulants(674.97 KB) — Melvin W. First, Janet Macher, Robert Gussman, David Stuart, and Terence Webb


VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4, 1997

A History of the American Biological Safety Association Part II: Safety Conferences 1966-1977(2.63 MB) — Richard H. Kruse and Manuel S. Barbeito

A Study of Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus flavus Growing on Wallboard(1.10 MB) — Carol Y. Rao, Richard C. Fink, Linda B. Wolfe, Daniel F. Liberman, and Harriet A. Burge

Achieving Biosafety Level 3 Through the Use of Biosafety Level 2 Facilities and Biosafety Level 3 Practices: A Prevalence Survey of Medical Research and Academic Institutions(610.73 KB) — Robert J. Emery, Pek Lee, and James Garman

Handling of Large Experimental Animals Infected with a Risk Group 4 Virus(2.10 MB) — G. Abraham, P. Hooper, M. Williamson, J. Muschialli, D. Martin, I. Duff, and S. Edwards

Sharps Disposal Containers: Selection, Evaluation, and Use(1.44 MB) — Christine H. Kasting, Linda S. Martin, and Robert J. Mullan


VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3, 1997

A History of the American Biological Safety Association Part I: The First Ten Biological Safety Conferences 1955-1965(1.74 MB) — Manuel S. Barbeito and Richard H. Kruse

Aerosol Infection of Mice with Mycobacteria Using a Nose-Only Exposure Device(1.61 MB) — Esmeralda Party, Liana Tsenova, Andre Moreira, Victoria H. Freedman, and Gilla Kaplan

Autoclave Emissions—Hazardous or Not(1.07 MB) — Julia Hadar, Tsvi Tirosh, Ora Grafstein, and Evgeny Korabelnikov

Bacterial Survival on Respirator Filters and Surgical Masks(1.63 MB) — Lisa M. Brosseau, Nicole Vars McCullough, and Donald Vesley


VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2, 1997

Helium as a Replacement for Dichlorodifluoromethane in Class II Biological Safety Cabinet Integrity Testing(914.96 KB) — David G. Stuart, Daniel Ghidoni, and Dennis Eagleson

Mouth Pipetting: A Threat More Difficult to Eradicate Than Small Pox(592.95 KB) — W. Emmett Barkley

Pipetting Hazards in the Special Virus Cancer Program(1.43 MB) — Arnold G. Wedum


VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1, 1997

An Evaluation of the Monolithic Dome Construction Method for Biological Containment Structures(1.05 MB) — Noel K. Neighbor and D. B. South

History & Epidemiology of Laboratory-Acquired Infections (In Relation to the Cancer Research Program)(2.34 MB) — Arnold G. Wedum

The Contributions of Dr. Arnold G. Wedum to the Virus Cancer Program of the National Cancer Institute(276.60 KB) — W. Emmett Barkley

The Effectiveness of Gaseous Formaldehyde Decontamination Assessed by Biological Monitoring(1.33 MB) — G. Abraham, P. M. Le Blanc Smith, and S. Nguyen


VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1, 1996

Aging of HEPA Filters in Service and in Storage(1.01 MB) — Melvin W. First

Certification of Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Facilities(2.88 MB) — Esmeralda Party, James Reiman, and Edward L. Gershey

In Celebration of Dr. Arnold G. Wedum's Legacy(134.52 KB) — W. Emmett Barkley

The Detrick Experience as a Guide to the Probable Efficacy of P4 Microbiological Containment Facilities for Studies on Microbial Recombinant DNA Molecules(2.22 MB) — Arnold G. Wedum