Ensuring National Biosecurity

Ensuring National Biosecurity : Institutional Biosafety Committees

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Ensuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety Committees reviews the various responsibilities and associated challenges Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) face and proposes changes that may help improve this system and increase national biosecurity and worker safety.

In recent years IBCs in academic and other institutions have been tasked with increasing levels of responsibility, overseeing work with recombinant genetic material and hazardous agents. IBC members often lack the training to effectively ensure that the work performed is truly safe for scientists and the general community, and so increasingly rely upon the expertise of the researchers themselves. With the proposed US dual-use research policies soon to be implemented, this strain may increase. This book provides readers with the necessary information to be able to enhance national biosecurity within the US, EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and more.

Ensuring National Biosecurity is as an invaluable reference for biosafety professionals or for researchers who need to understand the regulatory landscape that impacts their research.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 450g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0128018852
  • 9780128018859

Table of contents


Laboratory Biosecurity in the United States: Evolution and Regulation
U.S. Federal Oversight of Biological Materials and the IBC
Challenges With Biocontainment Facilities - Building, Maintaining and Testing
Challenges Faced by Senior Administration of Academic Institutions
Overcoming Regulatory Gaps in Biological Materials Oversight by Enhancing IBC Protocol Review
Dual Use Research
Emerging Technologies and Bio-Threats
Animal Biosafety
Crop Security: Current Priorities & Perspectives in Public Sector Institutional Review
Select Agent Program Impact on the IBC
Biosecurity Challenges for the IBC: An exploration of the roles and responsibilities of Institutional Biosafety Committees in the age of terrorism and biosecurity, now and for the future
IBCs - A Cornerstone of Public Trust in Research
Strengthening the Role of the IBC in the 21st Century
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Review quote

"This book is recommended for everyone working in biosecurity and biosafety positions. It should be in bioresearch libraries, and managers should promote it as required reading. The book is that good." --Security Management

"Specialized topics like animal and crop biosafety are included...security practitioners in the field will learn about the evolution of biosecurity measures from a variety of wise contributors." --Security Letter, Ensuring National Biosecurity
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About Carole R. Baskin

After her veterinary training in North Carolina, Carole R. Baskin, DVM, MSc, CPIA completed a Master's Of Science in Physiology & Immunology of the Ohio State University under the mentorship of Kenneth W Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, and now Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. She went on to a residency in comparative medicine at the University of Washington and did a concurrent post-doc in the laboratory of Michael G. Kate, Ph.D., with a focus on virology and animal models of infectious diseases, including non-human primate models of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and the 1918 pandemic flu. This experience fostered her growing interest and expertise in research compliance and regulations. After an assistant professorship at the Biodesign Institute in Arizona and a Directorship of Scientific Programs at Science Foundation Arizona, she is now Associate Professor at the Institute for Biosecurity of Saint Louis University.
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