Secure biological safety

How to safely handle biological agents? Consult the Biological Safety Officer for advice.

Biological agents - it is a broad concept that includes living organisms but also structures or substances of dead organisms  such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts and protozoa, viruses, prions, endotoxins and exotoxins excreted by microorganisms. Genetically Modified Organisms, plant- and animal material are also classed as biological agents.

To prevent health or environmental risks for the staff members, working with biological agents is governed by strict regulation and licensing at Dutch, European and global level. Before starting any research involving biological materials, you should consult the Biological Safety Officer (BVF) for advice.

How to safely handle biological agents? Consult the Biological Safety Officer for advice.

Biological agents - it is a broad concept that includes living organisms but also structures or substances of dead organisms  such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts and protozoa, viruses, prions, endotoxins and exotoxins excreted by microorganisms. Genetically Modified Organisms, plant- and animal material are also classed as biological agents.

To prevent health or environmental risks for the staff members, working with biological agents is governed by strict regulation and licensing at Dutch, European and global level. Before starting any research involving biological materials, you should consult the Biological Safety Officer (BVF) for advice.

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