biocontainment


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biocontainment

(bī′ō-kən-tān′mənt)
n.
The containment of pathological microorganisms within a well-defined, strictly controlled area, usually a research laboratory.

biocontainment

(bi?o-kon-tan'-ment)
In infectious disease laboratories, the process and procedures used to confine harmful microorganisms to the areas in which they are being investigated. The precise regulations vary with the pathogenicity of the organisms.
See: biosafety level
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Phil Smith, medical director of the facility's biocontainment unit, says the patient "is not ill and is not contagious.
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Clarification and coordination of training standards will help to develop a cadre of highly qualified biocontainment workers and will result in a series of robust BSL-4 laboratory programs that will enable scientists to develop measures to deal with existing threat agents and to cope with new diseases that emerge (5).
Using virus isolated from a blood sample of the latest victim, he infects a poultry flock of about 20 birds in the Athens biocontainment facility.
A large-animal biocontainment laboratory is critically needed in the United States to protect animal and human health, according to a recent report from the National Research Council.
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GRAFTON - The regional biocontainment laboratory proposed for Grafton Science Park will provide larger and safer space to conduct research than is already being done at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, architects and university officials assured residents yesterday.
6 million, LEED-certified Council Tree Library in Fort Collins; and the award-winning $7 million Regional Biocontainment Laboratory addition at Colorado State University.
He is also Director of the new Rutgers Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, one of thirteen NIH-designated national centers, and a Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, is the new home for the next generation of a biocontainment system designed to safely transport medical people who become ill while working in the field caring for patients suffering from highly contagious pathogens.
This is of particular interest for research on highly contagious pathogens where extensive biocontainment precautions are required in enclosed laboratory facilities such as BSL-3 and -4 laboratories.
Its agenda included building National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs), secure facilities intended for research on biodefense applications, at participating universities around the country.