Applied Biosafety: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association

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VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1, 2014

New Entity CDC Select Agent Registration Process—A Practical Guide to Lessons Learned(PDF 565KB) — Amy R. Smith, Barbara Johnson, Patrick J. Weaver, and Joseph P. Fitch

Quantitative Measurement of Legionella pneumophila Counts in Routinely Maintained Commercial and Industrial Cooling Towers(PDF 353KB) — Richard W. Gilpin and Adele M. Kaplan Gilpin

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

The Value of Biosafety Professionals(PDF 315KB) — David Gillum, Irene A. Mendoza, Rebecca R. Caruso, and Jennifer Marmo

Animal Bytes—Introduction to Working Safely with Large Animals in Containment (PDF 151KB) — Barbara Johnson and Steven Olsen

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Environmental Monitoring Programs for Sterile Pharmaceutical Product Compounding(PDF 124KB) — Bryan F. Connors and Elizabeth Gilman Duane

Containment Talk—Directional Airflow and Risk Assessment(PDF 140KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Capsule—Safe Laboratory Handling of Neisseria meningitidis, Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories, and Evaluation of a New Rapid Readout Biological Indicator (PDF 165KB) — Felix K. Gmuender


VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1, 2014

Implementation of an Occupational Health and Medical Surveillance Program at National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center(PDF 234KB) — Paul Landon, Marene Pearl, Pat Weaver, and J. Patrick Fitch

Systems Approach to Biosafety and Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials(PDF 346KB) — Venkat Rao

Characterization of Respirable Aerosols Generated During Routine Laboratory Procedures(PDF 3.58MB) — Halli E. Miller, Shane Patzlsberger, Diane J. Rodi, and Richard T. Robinson

A Survey of Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices in the United States Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya (USAMRU-K)(PDF 217KB) — Bonventure W. Juma, Meshack Wadegu, Albina Makio, Ronald Kirera, Fredrick Eyase, George Awinda, John Kamanza, David Schnabel, and Eyako K. Wurapa

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Development of Best Practice Respiratory Protection Programs Using Control of Laboratory Animal Allergens as a Case Study (PDF 139KB) — Bryan F. Connors, Erin Higgins, Theodore A. Myatt, Joseph G. Allen, and Elizabeth Gilman Duane

Molecular Biosafety—An Antibiotic Alternative at the Intersection of Probiotics, Genetic Engineering, and Antimicrobial Peptides: A Review(PDF 626KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Containment Talk—Directional Airflow Testing(PDF 191KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Green Genes—Plant Containment in Laboratories and Greenhouses(PDF 160KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

Capsule—Investigational Antimicrobial Agents of 2013, Yersinia pestis DNA from Skeletal Remains from the 6th Century AD, and the Immunobiology of Prion Diseases(PDF 145KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Book Review—Sequelae and Long-Term Consequences of Infectious Diseases edited by Pina M. Fratamico, James L. Smith, and Kim A. Brogden(PDF 145KB) — Reviewed by Michael A. Pentella


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 4, 2013

The Art of Communicating Safety(PDF 145KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Showering BSL-4 Suits to Remove Biological Contamination(PDF 145KB) — Simon Parks, Sarah Gregory, Nicholas Fletcher, Thomas Pottage, Katy-Anne Thompson, Jody Lakeman, Anjeet Jhutty, James T. Walker, and Allan Bennett

Integrating Safety in Science—How to Get Scientists' Buy-in(PDF 145KB) — Viji Vijayan, Mahalakshmi R N, and Meng Chuan Lee

Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Bioethics Governance in Synthetic Biology: The "7P" Approach(PDF 145KB) — Stefan Wagener and Cathy Bollaert

The Formalization of a Biological Safety Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology(PDF 145KB) — Wing C. Wong, Mary Bedner, and Mary B. Satterfield

Mold Remediation of a Research Facility in a Hospital(PDF 145KB) — Kevin Lorcheim and Paul Lorcheim

Animal Bytes—Single- or Dual-Corridor Design Considerations(PDF 145KB) — Barbara Johnson and Steven Freson

Containment Talk—Airflow Reversal(PDF 145KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

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(PDF 145KB) — Felix K. Gmuender


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 3, 2013

H7N9 Risk Assessment and Additional Oversight: Enhancing Biosafety and Getting Ahead of the Gain-of-Function Controversy?(PDF 145KB) — Barbara Johnson

Salary Indicators for Biosafety Professionals(PDF 1.17MB) — David Gillum, Irene Alvarez Mendoza, and Jennifer Marmo

Hand Washing Quality among Biosafety Level 2 Research Laboratory Workers(PDF 257KB) — James D. Johnston, Steven M. Thygerson, Michele J. Johnson, and James C. Reading

High-containment Facilities Handling Pathogenic Organisms in Belgium: An Overview(PDF 347KB) — Chuong Dai Do Thi, Amaya Leunda, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, and Philippe Herman

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

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Norovirus(PDF 410KB) — Shawna MacDonald, Bryan F. Connors, Theodore A. Myatt, and Joseph G. Allen

Green Genes—Agrobacterium Background, Biotech Applications, and Biosafety(PDF 165KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

Biosafety Tips—Two Parenteral Exposures to Pasteurella multocida(PDF 160KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Decontamination of a Biosafety Level 3 Lab, Crucial Role of Wiping in Decontamination, and Self-Disinfecting Surfaces(PDF 166KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Containment Talk—Air and Gas Filtration Systems(PDF 144KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Animal Bytes—Laboratory Necropsy Safety(PDF 153KB) — Barbara Johnson

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(PDF 119KB) — Reviewed by Karen B. Byers


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2, 2013

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(PDF 307KB) — Farhad Memarzadeh and Louis DiBerardinis

Laboratory Decontamination of HHS-listed and HHS/USDA Overlap Select Agents and Toxins(PDF 655KB) — David L. Evers, Kirk P. Allen, Carol B. Fowler, Jeffrey T. Mason, and Stuart D. Blacksell

Efficacy of Polarized Fibreglass Filters Irradiated by Ultraviolet Light in Capture and Inactivation of Aerosolized Bacillus subtilis Spores(PDF 1.08MB) — Andrei Soutyrine, Jiewen Guan, and J. Lloyd Spencer

Failure Mode Testing During Verification Identifies Mechanical Failure in an ABSL-3 Facility(PDF 734KB) — Steven J. Ziegenfuss, Amy F. Helgerson, Bethzayda Matos, and Anne M. Dombroski-Brokman

Capsule—Lifting the Lid on Toilet Plume Aerosol, Lessons from the History of Quarantine, and Efficacy of Surgical Hand Scrub Products(PDF 237KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—What Biosafety Professionals Should Know About Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment Programs(PDF 238KB) — Bryan F. Connors, Theodore A. Myatt, William Wade, Erin Higgins, and Joseph G. Allen

Animal Bytes—An Introduction to Barrier Housing: Keeping Mice Healthy(PDF 263KB) — Barbara Johnson and Dewi K. Rowlands

Containment Talk—Effluent Handling in the Necropsy Suite's Biosafety Cabinet(PDF 291KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman


VOLUME 18, NUMBER 1, 2013

Bridging the Laboratory Animal Science and Biosafety Fields with Training Resources(PDF 235KB) — Nicole Duffee

Biosafety Risk Assessment and Management of Laboratory-derived Influenza A (H5N1) Viruses Transmissible in Ferrets(PDF 552KB) — Aline Baldo, Amaya Leunda, Chuong Dai Do Thi, Didier Breyer, Katia Pauwels, Sarah Welby, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, and Philippe Herman

The Endurance Testing Process: A Methodology to Verify the Functionality of Biocontainment, Security, and Life Safety Systems in BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories(PDF 327KB) — Jeana Colella, Barbara Johnson, J. Patrick Fitch, and Patrick Weaver

Removal of a Natural Toxin Surrogate from Water, Material Surfaces, and Reusable Medical Devices(PDF 421KB) — Prachi Kulkarni, Victoria M. Hitchins, and Anne D. Lucas

A Practical Guide to Implementing a BSL-2+ Biosafety Program in a Research Laboratory(PDF 306KB) — Elizabeth Gilman Duane

Green Genes—Reframing Risk Assessment(PDF 372KB) — M. Malendia Maccree

Containment Talk—Directional Airflow—Where (and When) Do We Need It?(PDF 339KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

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(PDF 327KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Biosafety Tips—N. Meningitis as a Cause of Laboratory-acquired Infections—The Sequel(PDF 269KB) — Karen B. Byers

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Influenza Virus—Controversy Over Modes of Transmission(PDF 368KB) — Theodore A. Myatt, Joseph G. Allen, Bryan F. Connors, and James McDevitt


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 4, 2012

Surviving Biosafety: Coping with Occupational Stressors of Serving the Profession(PDF 68KB) — Sean G. Kaufman

Monitoring Select Agent Theft, Loss and Release Reports in the United States—2004-2010(PDF 89KB) — Richard D. Henkel, Thomas Miller, and Robbin S. Weyant

Administering Needs-assessed Bioterrorism Curricula to Public Health Professionals Using Active-learning Strategies(PDF 461KB) — Steven E. Fiester, Shannon L. Helfinstine, Tracey T. Meilander, and Christopher J. Woolverton

Washout Kinetics of Viral Vectors from Cultured Mammalian Cells(PDF 4.07MB) — Claudia Bagutti, Martin Schmidlin, Matthias Mueller, and Peter Brodmann

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

Knowledge and Awareness of Routine Biosafety Measures and Proper Waste Disposal Practices Among Health Care Workers in Karachi, Pakistan(PDF 89KB) — Shazia Tabassum Hakim, Sayyada Ghufrana Nadeem, Syed Muhammad Humair Tayyab, and Shahana Urooj Kazmi

Ask the Experts—Final Musings of an Old Biosafety Professional(PDF 56KB) — John H. Keene

Animal Bytes—Lentiviral Vectors and Animal Biocontainment Levels for Studies with Mice(PDF 70KB) — Barbara Johnson

Containment Talk—Meet the Containment Guys(PDF 56KB) — J. Paul Jennette, Miguel A. Grimaldo, and John R. Henneman

Capsule—Nosocomial Transmission of Measles, Environmental Viral Hazards from Food and Water, Lethality of H5N1, and Laboratory-acquired Brucellosis in Turkey(PDF 68KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Construction in Healthcare Facilities—Risks from Opportunistic Fungi and Control Solutions(PDF 68KB) — Bryan F. Connors, Erin L. Higgins, Theodore A. Myatt, and Joseph G. Allen


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 3, 2012

Safety, Security, and Ethics in the Biological Realm Are a Multi-disciplinary Challenge—That Begins and Ends with the Individual(PDF 288KB) — Terence T. Taylor, Abid Ahzar, M. Ajmal Khan, Kauser Malik, and Anwar Nasim

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

Ethical Competence in Dual Use Life Science Research(PDF 469KB) — Frida Kuhlau, Kathinka Evers, Stefan Eriksson, and Anna T. Höglund

Analysis of the Class III Biological Safety Cabinet Integrity Test(PDF 347KB) — David Stuart, David Eagleson, Robert Lloyd, Christopher Hersey, and Dennis Eagleson

Evaluation of a Dry Fogging System for Laboratory Decontamination(PDF 1.57MB) — 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(PDF 676KB) — Marian A. Mikhail and Buhari A. Oyofo

Beyond Traditional Biosafety—Legionella(PDF 409KB) — Ted A. Myatt, Joseph Allen, and Bryan Connors

Biosafety Tips—Lessons Learned from Laboratory-acquired Salmonella Infections(PDF 345KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Mystery Diseases, Staphylococcus aureus Infections, Low-cost Aerosol Exposure System, and Molecular Testing for Infectious Diseases(PDF 265KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Animal Bytes—Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International Accreditation(PDF 363KB) — Barbara Johnson and James Swearengen


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 2, 2012

The Need for Professional Society Advocacy for a Laboratory-acquired Illness/Incident Reporting and Analysis System(PDF 270KB) — Joseph P. Kozlovac

First Report: Application of MALDI-TOF MS within an External Quality Assurance Exercise for the Discrimination of Highly Pathogenic Bacteria from Contaminant Flora(PDF 662KB) — Matthias Wittwer, Peter Lasch, Michal Drevinek, Sabine Schmoldt, Alexander Indra, Daniela Jacob, and Roland Grunow

Comparative Inactivation Studies of Listeria Monocytogenes at Room and Refrigeration Temperatures(PDF 350KB) — Bree-Ann A. Carruthers, Christy-Lynn Cross, Todd Cutts, and Steven Theriault

Verification of Inactivation Methods for Removal of Biological Materials from a Biosafety Level 3 Select Agent Facility(PDF 337KB) — Amy L. Hartman, Kelly Stefano Cole, and Lesley C. Homer

A New Initiative: Organizing a Biosafety Officer Symposium in the Republic of Georgia(PDF 455KB) — Tea Glonti, Nino Kheladze, and Stephen Rohrer

Chlamydia Psittaci, Causative Agent of Avian Chlamydiosis and Human Psittacosis: Risk Assessment and Biosafety Recommendations for Laboratory Use(PDF 541KB) — Veerle Dickx, Caroline Van Droogenbroeck, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, Philippe Herman, Lutgart Braeckman, and Daisy Vanrompay

Animal Bytes—B Virus: A Potentially Fatal Zoonotic Hazard(PDF 267KB) — 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?(PDF 226KB) — 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(PDF 315KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Molecular Biosafety—Safety Considerations for Fusion Protein-Mediated Transduction Across Cell Membranes(PDF 236KB) — Margy S. Lambert


VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1, 2012

Balancing Research Capability, Oversight, and Communication Post the H5N1 Controversy(PDF 124KB) — Barbara Johnson

Risk Assessment-based Approach to Defining Minimum Biosafety Precautions for Tuberculosis Laboratories in Resource-limited Settings(PDF 179KB) — Thomas M. Shinnick and Christopher Gilpin

Current Trends in Institutional Biosafety Committee Practices(PDF 276KB) — Raymond W. Hackney, Jr., Theodore A. Myatt, Kathleen M. Gilbert, Rebecca R. Caruso, and Susanne L. Simon

A Biological Safety Program Prospectus Based on the Collection of 10 Years of Key Performance Indicator Data(PDF 609KB) — Robert J. Emery, Rachel K. Gamble, and Bruce J. Brown

Testing of Emergency Showers Made Painless(PDF 924KB) — Viji Vijayan, Mahalakshmi R N, Joo Seng Heng, and Ying Sherwin Xie

Study on the Testing Method to Determine the Performance of Personal Respiratory Protection Equipment Against a Viral Aerosol(PDF 238KB) — ZhanBo Wen, Na Li, JinSong Li, Jie Wang, JianJun Zhao, WenHui Yang, LingFei Hu, XiaoKai Dong, and JianCHun Lu

Gaseous Decontamination Methods in High-containment Laboratories(PDF 196KB) — Diane Gordon, Bree-Ann Carruthers, and Steven Theriault

Capsule—Travel-Associated Zoonotic Bacterial Diseases, Five Mutations to Make Bird Flu Lethal, Room Ventilation and Airborne Infection(PDF 124KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Animal Bytes—Use of Humane Endpoints in Research(PDF 125KB) — 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?(PDF 109KB) — John H. Keene


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 4, 2011

The Virtual Biosecurity Center: Enhanced Global Security Through Superior Communication(PDF 39KB) — 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(PDF 262KB) — Revis Chmielewski, Michael Day, Stephen Spatz, Qingzhong Yu, Richard Gast, Laslo Zsak, and David Swayne

Laboratory Safety for Oncogene-Containing Retroviral Vectors(PDF 100KB) — John T. Gray

International Biosafety and Biosecurity Challenges: Suggestions for Developing Sustainable Capacity in Low-resource Countries(PDF 135KB) — Robert A. Heckert, J. Craig Reed, Felix K. Gmuender, Maureen Ellis, and Willy Tonui

Enhancement of the Mentored Training Program for Investigative Staff at the University of Pittsburgh Regional Biocontainment Laboratory(PDF 604KB) — Lesley C. Homer, Amy L. Hartman, Dennis T. Heflin, Anita M. Trichel, Douglas S. Reed, and Kelly Stefano Cole

Biosafety Competencies in Developing Countries: The Role of Universities(PDF 403KB) — Ana Sanchez, Jose A. Gabrie, Ada A. Zelaya, Lourdes Enriquez, Maritza Canales, and Sean G. Kaufman

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?(PDF 30KB) — John H. Keene

Animal Bytes—Small Animal Containment Caging(PDF 51KB) — Barbara Johnson

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(PDF 52KB) — Felix K. Gmuender


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3, 2011

A Workshop to Anticipate the Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories(PDF 41KB) — Adel Mahmoud, Alison K. Hottes, and Benjamin Rusek

Einstein Contained Aerosol Pulmonizer (ECAP): Improved Biosafety for Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) and Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Aerosol Infection Studies(PDF 238KB) — 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.

Comparison of Multiple Systems for Laboratory Whole Room Fumigation(PDF 367KB) — Alan J. Beswick, J. Farrant, C. Makison, J. Gawn, G. Frost, B. Crook, and J. Pride

Biosafety Onboard the International Space Station(PDF 124KB) — Wing C. Wong, Richard Guidry, David Arneson, Domenica Zimmerman, Marian Downing, Victoria Castro, and Duane Pierson

Survival of Microorganisms on HEPA Filters(PDF 108KB) — Himanshu Mittal, Simon R. Parks, Thomas Pottage, James T. Walker, and Allan M. Bennett

Engineering and Work Practice Controls for the Use of Anesthetic Gases During BSL-3 Rabbit Studies(PDF 214KB) — Lesley C. Homer, Dennis T. Heflin, C. R. Manning, and Kelly Stefano Cole

Quantifying Competency in Biosafety: Adaption of the Instructional Systems Design Methodology (ISD) to Biosafety and Laboratory Biosecurity(PDF 137KB) — Patricia Delarosa, Sarah Kennedy, Martin Jones, Melina Kinsey, and Lolly Gardiner

Molecular Biosafety—An Update on Alternatives to Antibiotics—Old and New Strategies(PDF 59KB) — Margy S. Lambert

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(PDF 44KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Animal Bytes—Animal Care and Use(PDF 71KB) — Barbara Johnson


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 2, 2011

Maximum Containment Laboratories: Looking to the Future(PDF 112KB) — Carol D. Linden

The NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick(PDF 946KB) — Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Frank M. Kutlak, and Peter B. Jahrling

Experience with Ribavirin for Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses: Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Lassa Fever, and Hantaviruses(PDF 426KB) — Janice M. Rusnak

Commissioning of High-containment Laboratories: Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany(PDF 444KB) — Heino Niebel and Irene Meybohm-Röder

How to Choose a Suit for a BSL-4 Laboratory—The Approach Taken at SPIEZ LABORATORY(PDF 508KB) — 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(PDF 715KB) — Urs Pauli, Martin Kündig, Fritz Haldemann, and Kathrin Summermatter

A Study of the Effectiveness of the Containment Level-4 (CL-4) Chemical Shower in Decontaminating Dover Positive Pressure Suits(PDF 288KB) — Natasha Klaponski, Todd Cutts, Diane Gordon, and Steven Theriault

Animal Bytes—Laboratory Animal Zoonoses and Biosafety(PDF 264KB) — Barbara Johnson

Ask the Experts—Are Supply HEPA Filters and/or Backdraft Dampers Necessary in BSL-3 Facilities?(PDF 80KB) — 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(PDF 107KB) — Felix K. Gmuender


VOLUME 16, NUMBER 1, 2011

Effect of Drying and Exposure to Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide on the Inactivation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) on Non-porous Surfaces(PDF 100KB) — James V. Rogers, Young W. Choi, and William R. Richter

An Electronic Inventory System Designed to Aid Compliance with the National Select Agents Registry Program(PDF 2.2MB) — Anthony Griffiths, Ricardo Carrion, Jr., Jason A. Miller, Heather Sasinowska, Maciek Sasinowski, and Jean L. Patterson

Incident Response Planning for Biocontainment Facilities in the Department of Energy National Laboratory Complex(PDF 672KB) — Frank F. Roberto, Dionne M. Sentieri, Gregory J. Horton, and James T. Powers

A Discussion of Biological Safety Cabinet Decontamination Methods: Formaldehyde, Chlorine Dioxide, and Vapor Phase Hydrogen Peroxide(PDF 92KB) — Mark A. Czarneski and Kevin Lorcheim

Chlorine Dioxide Gas Inactivation of Beta-Lactams(PDF 100KB) — Kevin Lorcheim

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(PDF 52KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

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?(PDF 40KB) — John H. Keene

Animal Bytes—Characteristics of Normal and Distressed Mice(PDF 48KB) — Barbara Johnson


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4, 2010

Promoting Dual-Use Education for Life Scientists: Resources and Activities(PDF 50KB) — Masamichi Minehata and Judi F. Sture

Virucidal Activity of Disinfectants Against Parvoviruses and Reference Viruses(PDF 132KB) — Mickael Eterpi, Gerald McDonnell, and Vincent Thomas

Practices and Awareness Regarding Biosafety Measures Among Laboratory Technicians Working in Clinical Laboratories in Karachi, Pakistan(PDF 1.3MB) — Sadia Nasim, Anjum Shahid, Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Taranum Ruba Siddiqui, Sobiya Mohiuddin, Munir Ahmed Sheikh, and Sufia Usman

Insufficient Distinction Between DNA from Viable and Nonviable Staphylococcus aureus Cells in Wipe-Samples by Use of Propidium Monoazide-PCR(PDF 475KB) — Martin Schmidlin, Monica Alt, Peter Brodmann, and Claudia Bagutti

Novel Testing of a Biological Safety Cabinet Using PCR(PDF 362KB) — Charles P. Fontaine, Timothy J. Ryan, Peter W. Coschigano, and Robert A. Colvin

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(PDF 45KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, and Peter B. Jahrling

Molecular Biosafety—Can RNA Viruses Integrate into Host Genomes?(PDF 50KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Ask the Experts—Respirators in Biocontainment Laboratories?(PDF 46KB) — John H. Keene

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(PDF 48KB) — Felix K. Gmuender


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 3, 2010

Applying Export Controls in a Practical Fashion to Biomedical Research(PDF 50KB) — Adam Clarkson

Managing Your Research Protocol Process via Microsoft SharePoint: A Customizable and Cost-effective Solution(PDF 141KB) — Ted A. Myatt

The Biological Weapons Convention: From International Obligations to Effective National Action(PDF 322KB) — Piers D. Millett

Effluent Decontamination Systems: Addressing the Challenges of Planning, Designing, Testing, and Validation(PDF 1.3MB) — Gilles Tremblay, Rebecca C. Langer-Curry, Chris Kiley, and Cory Ziegler

A Unique BSL-3 Cryo-Electron Microscopy Laboratory at UTMB(PDF 3.3MB) — 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

Evolution of a Facility-specific BSL-3 Training Program for the University of Pittsburgh Regional Biocontainment Laboratory(PDF 85KB) — Amy L. Hartman, Lesley C. Homer, Anita M. Trichel, Dan Fisher, Jay Frerotte, and Kelly Stefano Cole

Decontamination of a Worst-case Scenario Class II Biosafety Cabinet Using Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide(PDF 2.4MB) — Greg Fey, Stan Klassen, Steven Theriault, and Jay Krishnan

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(PDF 51KB) — Felix K. Gmuender


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 2, 2010

Biosafety and Biosecurity Activities of the International Science and Technology Center in the Republics of the Former Soviet Union: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Prospects(PDF 76KB) — L. Michael Weaver

Successfully Capturing and Displaying a Biosafety Program's "Goodwill Value"(PDF 46KB) — Robert J. Emery and Bruce J. Brown

Validation of an Animal Isolation Imaging Chamber for Use in Animal Biosafety Level-3 Containment(PDF 1.1MB) — T. Scott Alderman, Richard Frothingham, and Gregory D. Sempowski

Does That Face Mask Really Protect You?(PDF 1.5MB) — Larry E. Bowen

Survival of Bacteriophage MS2 on Filtering Facepiece Respirator Coupons(PDF 306KB) — Edward Fisher and Ronald Shaffer

A Method to Assess Leakage from Aerosol Containment Systems: Testing a Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) Containment System Using the Radionuclide Technetium-99m(PDF 4MB) — Ron G. Wallace, Hector Leonardo Aguila, James Fomenko, and Kenneth W. Price

Biosafety and Biosecurity in Georgia: New Challenges(PDF 78KB) — Lela G. Bakanidze, Shota A. Tsanava, and Nikoloz Tsertsvadze

Ask the Experts—How Do We Convince Emergency Responders That It's Safe to Enter BSL-3 Laboratories?(PDF 52KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Tuberculosis and Air Travel, Hand Sanitizers, Microbial Threat Lists, and Preparing a Community Hospital to Manage Work-related Exposures from Containment Laboratories(PDF 54KB) — Felix K. Gmuender

Molecular Biosafety—Therapeutic Potential and Biosafety Considerations Regarding Intrinsic Immunity: A Key Component of Mammalian Protection Against Viruses(PDF 75KB) — Margy S. Lambert


VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1, 2010

Bridging the Gap: The International Federation of Biosafety Associations(PDF 76KB) — J. Craig Reed

Challenges to Defining Biosecurity and Accurately Capturing Biosecurity Costs(PDF 64KB) — Kirk R. Wilhelm

Evaluation of the Effects of Radiation from an X-ray Baggage Inspection System on Microbial Agents(PDF 848KB) — Jay Krishnan, Bradley Cook, Tim Schrader, and Steven Theriault

Stem Cell Technology—Emerging Framework for Hazard Assessment and Biosafety Considerations(PDF 192KB) — Venkat Rao

Inactivation of Brucella suis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Francisella tularensis, and Yersinia pestis Using Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide(PDF 114KB) — James V. Rogers, William R. Richter, Morgan Q. S. Wendling, and Adrienne M. Shesky

Contained Use of Bacteriophages: Risk Assessment and Biosafety Recommendations (PDF 184KB) — Céline Verheust, Katia Pauwels, Jacques Mahillon, Donald R. Helinski, and Philippe Herman

Ask the Experts—Can We Go Too Far with Implementing Safety Practices?(PDF 48KB) — John H. Keene


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 4, 2009

Public Health Laboratories Ride a Funding Roller Coaster—And It's Dangerous(PDF 48KB) — Scott J. Becker

Investigation of the Benefits of Using Direct Steam Injection in Effluent Treatment Systems(PDF 1MB) — Diane Gordon, Jay Krishnan, Les Wittmeier, and Steven Theriault

A Novel Approach for Conducting Room-scale Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination of Virulent Bacillus anthracis Spores(PDF 308KB) — 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(PDF 1MB) — Lisa M. Astuto-Gribble, Jennifer M. Gaudioso, Susan A. Caskey, Tamara R. Zemlo

Ask the Experts—Laboratory Doors—Open or Closed?(PDF 56KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings, including Protection of Healthcare Personnel(PDF 56KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Molecular Biosafety—Recombination and Horizontal Gene Transfer: Routes to Increased Bacterial Pathogenicity(PDF 56KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Book Review—The Elusive Malaria Vaccine: Miracle or Mirage?(PDF 44KB) by Irwin W. Sherman — Reviewed by Jean E. Feagin


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 3, 2009

The American Research University and Institutional Biosafety Committees(PDF 44KB) — Kenneth I. Shine and Richard St. Onge

The Efficiency of HEPA Filters in the Air-handling System of a Bio-containment Laboratory in India(PDF 312KB) — Shivchandra C. Dubey, Harshad V. Murugkar, Ramesh K. Kaushik, and Diwakar D. Kulkarni

Large-scale Inactivation of Bacillus anthracis Ames, Vollum, and Sterne Spores Using Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide(PDF 1.1MB) — James V. Rogers, William R. Richter, Morgan Q. Shaw, and Adrienne M. Shesky

Biosafety Training and Incident-reporting Practices in the United States: A 2008 Survey of Biosafety Professionals(PDF 376KB) — 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(PDF 376KB) — Catherine Rhodes

Molecular Biosafety—Safety Overview of Techniques Involving miRNAs, siRNAs, and Other Small Regulatory RNAs(PDF 40KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Ask the Experts—Protecting Surfaces in BSL-3 Suites and Animal Facilities—Are Work Surface Pads and Disinfectant or Sticky Floor Mats the Answer?(PDF 156KB) — John H. Keene


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 2, 2009

Global Biosafety: Now and Tomorrow(PDF 44KB) — TeckMean Chua, Maureen Ellis, and Barbara Johnson

IBC Quality Improvement(PDF 192KB) — Timothy B. Muller, Douglas M. Stewart, and Kurt B. Nolte

Demystifying Department of Commerce Export Controls for the Biosafety Professional(PDF 44KB) — Kimberly Orr and Betty Lee

A Study of Air-tightness in Australian High-level Bio-containment Facilities(PDF 312KB) — Gordon B. McGurk

Microbial Decontamination of a 65-Room New Pharmaceutical Research Facility(PDF 1.1MB) — Mark A. Czarneski

In-house BSL-3 User Training: Development and Implementation of Programme at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore(PDF 376KB) — Tin Tun, Alex Law Sai-Kit, and Richard J. Sugrue

Ask the Experts—Pre-filters—When and Where to Use Them(PDF 40KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Is the Community at Risk to Exposure from Microbes in the Lab?(PDF 156KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents(PDF 364KB) — Ed Krisiunas

EBSA News—Letter from Europe(PDF 576KB) — Heather Sheeley

BIOSAFETY-EUROPE: Coordination, Harmonization and Exchange of Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices Within a Pan-European Network(PDF 32KB) — Kathrin Summermatter

New ABSA Members for 2009(PDF 36KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 208KB)


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1, 2009

Decontamination of Bacillus anthracis Spores: Evaluation of Various Disinfectants(PDF 456KB) — Sara J. Heninger, Christine A. Anderson, Gerald Beltz, and Andrew B. Onderdonk

Comparative Analysis of the Fourth and Fifth Editions of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, Vertebrate Animal Biosafety Level Criteria (ABSL1-4)(PDF 116KB) — C. Jeff Crews and Edward E. Gaunt

Decontamination of Personal Computers with Formaldehyde Gas(PDF 1.4MB) — Gordon Abraham, Rob Dandy, Ross Cook, and Josh Allen

Review of the Emory University Applied Laboratory Emergency Response Training (ALERT) Program(PDF 8.8MB) — Sean G. Kaufman, Lee M. Alderman, Henry M. Mathews, James J. Augustine, and Ruth L. Berkelman

A Three-Year Experience to Implement Laboratory Biosafety Regulations in Taiwan(PDF 80KB) — Ho-Sheng Wu, Wen-Chao Wu, and Hsu-Sung Kuo

Biosafety Tips—Do Clinical Microbiologists Need to Wear Gloves at the Bench?(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule—United States, 2009(PDF 52KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—Can a Biological Safety Cabinet Be Used as a Fume Hood?(PDF 40KB) — John H. Keene

EBSA News—Letter from Europe(PDF 48KB)

Lights! Camera! Action! The Making of TIOBC and "Lab Wars III"(PDF 184KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) Report and List(PDF 32KB)

Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP) Report and List(PDF 32KB)

New ABSA Members for 2009(PDF 36KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 4, 2008

Validation Study for the Use of Chlorine Dioxide Gas as a Decontaminant for Biological Safety Cabinets(PDF 324KB) — Henry S. Luftman, Michael A. Regits, Paul Lorcheim, Kevin Lorcheim, and Daniel Paznek

Approaches to Biohazard Analysis of Select Biodefense Vaccine Candidates(PDF 404KB) — Venkat Rao

Preliminary Risk Assessment of a Novel Antifungal Defensin Peptide from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)(PDF 380KB) — Aparna Islam

Ask the Experts—How Important is Foot Protection in the Laboratory?(PDF 52KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Are Clinical Microbiology Laboratorians Enrolled in the LPS Program at Risk?(PDF 52KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—Framework for Leadership and Training of Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory Workers(PDF 44KB) — Ed Krisiunas

New ABSA Members for 2008(PDF 56KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 3, 2008

Some Threats to Laboratory Research Require an Unusual Antidote(PDF 76KB) — Barbara Reynolds

B. Atrophaeus and G. Stearothermophilus Biological Indicators for Chlorine Dioxide Gas Decontamination(PDF 220KB) — 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(PDF 88KB) — Tin Tun, Kristen E. Sadler, and James P. Tam

Effectiveness of UV Exposure of Items Contaminated with Anthrax Spores in a Class 2 Biosafety Cabinet and a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory Pass-Box(PDF 116KB) — Peter C. B. Turnbull, Anatolio E. Reyes, Michael D. Chute, and Alfred J. Mateczun

Biological Risk Assessment in the Laboratory 2nd Biorisk Management Workshop Report(PDF 200KB) — 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(PDF 52KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Molecular Biosafety—A Primer on Recombination and What It Means to Biological Safety(PDF 56KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Ask the Experts—Chemical Decontamination of Laboratory Waste Liquids(PDF 36KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Management of Accidental Laboratory Exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei and B. mallei(PDF 44KB) — Ed Krisiunas

New ABSA Members for 2008(PDF 56KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 32KB)


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2, 2008

The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and Biosafety Diplomacy(PDF 80KB) — Jesus S. Domingo

Bacillus anthracis Spore Inactivation by Fumigant Decontamination(PDF 912KB) — James V. Rogers, Young W. Choi, William R. Richter, Harry J. Stone, and Michael L. Taylor

The Microbiological Validation of a New Containment Level 4 Cabinet Line(PDF 212KB) — Mark S. Lever, Julian L. Howells, Allan M. Bennett, Simon Parks, and Malcolm G. Broster

The Design and Testing of a Continuous Effluent Sterilization System for Liquid Waste(PDF 416KB) — Sabine Daugelat, Sabai Phyu, Charles Taillens, Hooi Leong Wee, Juha Mattila, Teppo Nurminen, and Gerald McDonnell

Book Review—Emerging Viruses in Human Populations--Perspectives in Medical Virology (Volume 16) Edited by Edward Tabor(PDF 76KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule—Notice to Readers: New Public Health Emergency Law and Forensic Epidemiology Training Materials Released(PDF 76KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—Serum—To Store or Not to Store?(PDF 68KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—A New Virus, A New Pathogen, A New Laboratory-acquired Infection?(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

Tradeline Publications: Trends Driving Animal Facility Design(PDF 116KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) Report and List(PDF 44KB)

Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP) Report and List(PDF 44KB)

New ABSA Members for 2008(PDF 56KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1, 2008

Comparative Analysis of the Fourth and Fifth Editions of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories Section IV (BSL2-4)(PDF 1766KB) — Charles J. Crews and Edward E. Gaunt

Inactivation of Francisella tularensis Schu S4 in a Biological Safety Cabinet Using Hydrogen Peroxide Fumigation(PDF 804KB) — James V. Rogers and Young W. Choi

Stability of Viral Pathogens in the Laboratory Environment(PDF 236KB) — Hector N. Valtierra

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(PDF 216KB) — Chiara Agrati, Ilaria Volpi, Federico Martini, Cristiana Gioia, Concetta Castilletti, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, and Fabrizio Poccia

Development and Validation of a Pilot Scale Enhanced Biosafety Level Two Containment for Performance Evaluation of Produce Disinfection Technologies(PDF 724KB) — 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(PDF 252KB) — Margaret S. Race

Biosafety Tips—Cell Sorters Present Containment Challenges(PDF 112KB) — Karen B. Byers

Molecular Biosafety — A Reassessment of Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Vector Risks That Takes New Information on Insertional Mutagenesis into Account(PDF 116KB) — Margy S. Lambert

Capsule—Effectiveness of Personal Protective Measures to Prevent Lyme Disease(PDF 84KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—Biosafety Cabinets, Containment Facility Maintenance, and More(PDF 84KB) — John H. Keene

Tradeline Publications: Battelle Increases BSL-3 and ABSL-3 Research Space(PDF 136KB)

2007 ABSA Service Award Recipients(PDF 64KB)

2007 ABSA Conference Sponsors(PDF 84KB)

New ABSA Members for 2008(PDF 92KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 48KB)


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 4, 2007

Medical Surveillance in Biomedical Research(PDF 80KB) — Michael A. Sauri

Regulatory Compliance of a BSL-3 Laboratory Unit in a Drug Discovery Environment(PDF 356KB) — Thomas Behrmann, Arnold Brunner, Sabine Daugelat, Marcia Perrin, Sabai Phyu, Charles Taillens, and Hooi Leong Wee

Mobile Biosafety Level-4 Autopsy Facility—An Innovative Solution(PDF 276KB) — Paul Chui, Peter Chong, Bobby Chong, and Stefan Wagener

Assessment of Containment Equipment Using a Novel Test to Determine the Effect of Containment on Laboratory Accuracy(PDF 124KB) — Joanna Sawyer and Allan Bennett

The Midwest Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (MRCE) Biosafety Training Program: An Integrated Approach to Biosafety Education(PDF 384KB) — Joseph Kanabrocki and Samuel Stanley, Jr.

Survey of Bioscience Research Practices in Asia: Implications for Biosafety and Biosecurity(PDF 152KB) — Jennifer Gaudioso and Tamara Zemlo

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(PDF 56KB) — Submitted by Ai Ee Ling

Ask the Experts—Responsibility Without Authority is Futile John H. Keene(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Analysis of a Brucella Outbreak in a Veterinary Vaccine Manufacturing Plant(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

Tradeline Publications: USDA's Animal Health Facility Keeps Workers Safe(PDF 144KB) — Tradeline Publications

New ABSA Members for 2007(PDF 64KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 3, 2007

Containment and Sustainable (Green) Design(PDF 60KB) — Jon Crane

Energy Efficient Laboratory Design: A Novel Approach to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort(PDF 948KB) — Farhad Memarzadeh, Andy Manning, and Zheng Jiang

Biosafety, Occupational Health and Nanotechnology(PDF 172KB) — Vladimir Murashov and John Howard

Biosafety Levels for Animal Agriculture Pathogens(PDF 124KB) — Robert A. Heckert and Joseph P. Kozlovac

Minimization of the Risks Posed by Dual-Use Research: A Structured Literature Review(PDF 100KB) — Margarita Dolgitser

Biosafety "Behavioral-Based" Training for High Biocontainment Laboratories: Bringing Theory into Practice for Biosafety Training(PDF 648KB) — Sean G. Kaufman and Ruth Berkelman

Reliability of ULPA Filters in Air Handling Systems(PDF 84KB) — Gordon Abraham and Phillip McCabe

The CODE RED Solution: Biothreat Response Training for First Responders(PDF 488KB) — Cassandra D. Kelly, Christina Egan, and Nick M. Cirino

Capsule—Master Plan and Laboratory Safety Helps CDC Keep Pace with Expanding Public Health Challenges(PDF 52KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—Shortcuts Not an Option When it Comes to Risk Assessment and Biosafety Manuals(PDF 64KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips-Brucella Outbreak in Clinical Microbiology Laboratories(PDF 80KB) — Karen B. Byers

Molecular Biosafety-Safety Advance: Transposon Gene Delivery Systems(PDF 72KB) — Margy S. Lambert

New ABSA Members for 2007(PDF 64KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 40KB)


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2, 2007

Biosafety Officers, Behavioral Compliance Strategies, and Their Effects on Laboratory Practices(PDF 184KB) — Sean G. Kaufman, Henry Mathews, and Lee M. Alderman

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(PDF 184KB) — Anthony A. Devine, Amy M. Grunden, Edward Krisiunas, Dawn K. Davis, Grisel Rosario, Sean Scott, Shelia Faision, and Wm. Mark Cosby

Selecting the Right Chemical Agent for Decontamination of Rooms and Chambers(PDF 172KB) — Mark A. Czarneski

Declassification of Rodents Exposed to Third-Generation HIV-Based Vectors into Class 1 Animals(PDF 248KB) — Stéphane Karlen and Romain Zufferey

Evaluation of SARS-Coronavirus Decontamination Procedures(PDF 204KB) — 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(PDF 280KB) — Murray L. Cohen and Thomas Whalen

Book Review—Biological Safety: Principles and Practices (Fourth Edition) Edited by Diane O. Fleming and Debra L. Hunt(PDF 72KB) — Reviewed by Barbara Johnson

Biosafety Tips—Transmission of M. tuberculosis Attributed to the Use of Compressed Gas Coolant While Processing Infected Tissue in a Cryostat(PDF 92KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—FDA Approves First U.S. Vaccine for Humans against the Avian Influenza Virus H5N1(PDF 64KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—Can more than one person work at a Biosafety Cabinet at a time?(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Tradeline Publications: USDA to Open New Lab and Large Animal Facilities in Iowa(PDF 132KB)

New ABSA Members for 2007(PDF 72KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 48KB)

ABSA Affiliates and Affiliated Organizations(PDF 212KB)


VOLUME 12, NUMBER 1, 2007

Designing a Facility with Both Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Biosafety in Mind: Synergies and Conflicts(PDF 312KB) — Vibeke Halkjær-Knudsen

Editorial on Laboratory-Acquired Incidents in Taipeh, Taiwan and Singapore Following the Outbreak of SARS Coronavirus(PDF 44KB) — Ai Ee Ling

Development of Laboratory Biosafety Management: The Taiwan Experience(PDF 164KB) — Wen-Chao Wu, Li-Li Lee, Wei-Fong Chen, Shih-Yan Yang, Ho-Sheng Wu, Wen-Yi Shih, and Steve Hsu-Sung Kuo

Animal Cell Cultures: Risk Assessment and Biosafety Recommendations(PDF 204KB) — Katia Pauwels, Philippe Herman, Bernadette Van Vaerenbergh, Chuong Dai Do thi, Laura Berghmans, Geneviève Waeterloos, Dirk Van Bockstaele, Karoline Dorsch-Häsler, and Myriam Sneyers

Biological Agents and Toxins Act: Development and Enforcement of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Singapore(PDF 52KB) — Tin Tun, Kristen E. Sadler, and James P. Tam

Book Review -The Power of Plagues by Irwin W. Sherman(PDF 48KB) — Reviewed by Leslie Delpin

Ask the Experts—Biosafety Cabinets and Medical Waste(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Neisseria meningitidis Exposures in Clinical Laboratories(PDF 84KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule—OSHA News Release(PDF 52KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Tradeline Publications: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Commissions ABSL-3 Lab(PDF 108KB) — Tradeline Publications

2006 ABSA Service Award Recipients(PDF 68KB)

New ABSA Members for 2007(PDF 52KB)

2006 ABSA Conference Sponsors(PDF 72KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 48KB)

ABSA Affiliates and Affiliated Organizations(PDF 132KB)


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 4, 2006

Introduction to Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Biological Safety Environment(PDF 328KB) — Thomas Scott, David Banks, and Amit Mishra

Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Predict Airflow and Contamination Concentration Profiles Within Laboratory Floor Plan Environment(PDF 1.9MB) — Alexy Kolesnikov

Select Agents Diagnostic Test Reporting Requirements — Exemptions and Implications to Biosecurity(PDF 132KB) — Venkat Rao, Ashley Eilers, and Chiara Mancini

Use of Ultraviolet Lights in Biological Safety Cabinets: A Contrarian View(PDF 124KB) — Paul J. Meechan and Christina Wilson

Position Paper on the Use of Ultraviolet Lights in Biological Safety Cabinets(PDF 108KB) — Jyl Burgener

Capsule—Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing(PDF 48KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—The Musings of a Biosafety Professional on Containment Facilities(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Tradeline Publications: Uncovering Weaknesses of Biocontainment Facilities(PDF 116KB) — Tradeline Publications

New ABSA Members for 2006(PDF 40KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 40KB)


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3, 2006

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B as a Biological Weapon: Recognition, Management, and Surveillance of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin(PDF 132KB) — Ejem Ahanotu, Damaris Alvelo-Ceron, Timothy Ravita, and Ed Gaunt

A Proposed Risk Assessment Method for Genetically Modified Plants(PDF 636KB) — Katia Regina Evaristo de Jesus, Anna Cristina Lanna, Fabio Danilo Vieira, Andre Luiz de Abreu, and Denis Ubeda de Lima

Laboratory Biosecurity: A Survey of the U.S. Bioscience Community(PDF 252KB) — Jennifer Gaudioso, Susan B. Rivera, Susan Caskey, and Reynolds M. Salerno

Chlorine Dioxide Gas Decontamination of Large Animal Hospital Intensive and Neonatal Care Units(PDF 384KB) — Henry S. Luftman, Michael A. Regits, Paul Lorcheim, Mark A. Czarneski, Thomas Boyle, Helen Aceto, Barbara Dallap, Donald Munro, and Kym Faylor

University of Washington Responds to Unexpected Impact of NIH Research Grant: Lucrative Funding Requires Culture Change and Financial Commitment(PDF 112KB) — Tradeline Publications

USAMRIID Opens Advanced ABSL-3 Aerobiology Suite: Illustrates New and Unique Features for Animal Biosafety(PDF 116KB) — Tradeline Publications

Biosafety Tips—Outbreaks of Zoonotic Infections in Rodent Facilities: Part III(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

Ask the Experts—Disinfectants, What Kind and When?(PDF 76KB) — John H. Keene

New ABSA Members for 2006(PDF 48KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 132KB)


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2, 2006

Some Bioterrorism Issues of Quantitative Biosafety(PDF 144KB) — Alexander Sabelnikov, Vladimir Zhukov, and Ruth Kempf

CORRECTION: Table 4, originally omitted from the above article(PDF 48KB)

Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide-based Biodecontamination of a High-Containment Laboratory Under Negative Pressure(PDF 156KB) — Jay Krishnan, Jody Berry, Greg Fey, Stefan Wagener

Biological Monitoring of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation in a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory(PDF 132KB) — Anthony R. Sambol and Peter C. Iwen

Safety Considerations for Handling Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis spp.) in the Laboratory and Field(PDF 692KB) — James T. Vogt and Joseph P. Kozlovac

Book Review—Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers-Perspectives in Medical Virology (Volume 11) by Colin R. Howard(PDF 68KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Ask the Experts—Non-Compliant Biocontainment Facilities and Associated Liability(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Capsule—Mumps Outbreak Update Information(PDF 68KB) — Ed Krisiunas

New ABSA Members for 2006(PDF 48KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 132KB)


VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1, 2006

Aerosol Exposure System for Rabbits: Application to M. Tuberculosis Infection(PDF 252KB) — Liana Tsenova, Ryhor Harbacheuski, Evette Ellison, Claudia Manca, and Gilla Kaplan

Implementation of a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Facility in Singapore: Requirements, Work Practices, and Procedures(PDF 196KB) — Tin Tun, Kristen Sadler, and James P. Tam

Developing a Risk Assessment and Management Approach to Laboratory Biosecurity(PDF 312KB) — Jennifer Gaudioso, Reynolds M. Salerno, and Natalie Barnett

The Infectious Dose of Coxiella Burnetii (Q Fever)(PDF 420KB) — Rachael M. Jones, Mark Nicas, Alan E. Hubbard, and Arthur L. Reingold

Capsule—Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Healthcare Settings, 2005(PDF 68KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—Should Decontamination of Biocontainment Laboratories Be Validated?(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Zoonoses: Ten Exposures to Hantavirus in Animal and Laboratory Workers(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

A Code of Conduct for Biological Scientists: An Important Topic for Action(PDF 72KB) — Barbara Johnson

New ABSA Members for 2006(PDF 48KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 44KB)


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4, 2005

Comparison of the Canadian Industrial Security Manual and the United States National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual(PDF 128KB) — Andrew Hammond

The Infectious Dose of Francisella tularensis (Tularemia)(PDF 220KB) — Rachael M. Jones, Mark Nicas, Alan Hubbard, Matthew D. Sylvester, and Arthur Reingold

High-Dose Ultraviolet C Light Inactivates Spores of Bacillus Atrophaeus and Bacillus Anthracis Sterne on Nonreflective Surfaces(PDF 220KB) — Marie U. Owens, David R. Deal, Michael O. Shoemaker, Gregory B. Knudson, Janet E. Meszaros, and Jeffery L. Deal

Autoclave Testing in a University Setting(PDF 84KB) — Richard N. Le, Amy L. Hicks, and Janice Dodge

Operating a BSL-4 Laboratory in a University Setting(PDF 100KB) — Tradeline Publications

Use of Multiple SOP Styles to Increase Personnel Compliance and Safety Within a BSL-2/BSL-3 Animal Facility(PDF 124KB) — Andrea Mitchell, Jeri Ellis, and Tim Ruddy

Book Review—Revenge of the Microbes by Abigail A. Salyers and Dixie D. Whitt(PDF 52KB) — Reviewed by George A. Pankey

Book Review—Biodefense: Principles and Pathogens Edited by Michael S. Bronze and Ronald A. Greenfield(PDF 64KB) — Reviewed by Michael P. Owen

Ask the Experts—HEPA Filtered Supply Air for BSL-3 Laboratories?(PDF 60KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus — A Hazard in Rodent Animal Colonies(PDF 72KB) — Karen B. Byers

2005 ABSA Conference Photos(PDF 64KB)

2005 ABSA Service Award Recipients(PDF 88KB)

New ABSA Members for 2006(PDF 40KB)

2005 ABSA Conference Sponsors

Calendar of Events(PDF 60KB)


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 3, 2005

Development of Particle Tracer Techniques to Measure the Effectiveness of High Containment Laboratories(PDF 156KB) — Allan M. Bennett, Simon R. Parks, and John E. Benbough

Human Behavior in a Matrix of Hazards: Risk, Rules, and Ratio in Biomedical Laboratory Safety(PDF 1MB) — Jos van den Eijnde and Michael B. Blayney

Memories of Biosafety in Brazil: Lessons to be Learned(PDF 120KB) — 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

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods — More Changes for Infectious Substances in the Model Regulations(PDF 132KB) — Mary L. Cipriano

Health Canada Offers Certification Guidelines(PDF 104KB) — Tradeline Publications

Capsule—The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Web Site Has a New Look!(PDF 60KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts—USDA BSL-3 Facility Requirements: What's the Concern?(PDF 84KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips—Centrifugation at Biosafety Level 2/3(PDF 84KB) — Karen B. Byers

International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)(PDF 72KB)

Registration Evaluation Board October 2004-September 2005 Report(PDF 40KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(PDF 36KB)

New ABSA Members for 2005(PDF 72KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 2, 2005

Biofilms Research — Implications to Biosafety and Public Health(PDF 108KB) — Venkat Rao, Rashmi Ghei, and Yildiz Chambers

Area Fumigation with Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor(PDF 144KB) — Janet E. Meszaros, K. Antloga, C. Justi, C. Plesnicher, and Gerald McDonnell

Neutralization of Formaldehyde Gas by Ammonium Bicarbonate and Ammonium Carbonate(PDF 100KB) — Henry S. Luftman

The Rational Investigation into Safety and Containment as Applied to the Laboratory Environment(PDF 112KB) — Brian E. Satterfield

Creating Effective Presentations and Online Training Modules(PDF 108KB) — James W. Klenner

Capsule—Symposium on Infectious Diseases of Animals and Quarantine(PDF 60KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Biosafety Tips—Biosafety Issues in Laboratory Experiments Using Vaccinia Viral Vectors(PDF 84KB) — Karen B. Byers

New ABSA Members for 2005(PDF 44KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 10, NUMBER 1, 2005

Biological Risk Assessment: An Explanation Meant for Safety Advisors in Belgium(PDF 72KB) — Danielle Caucheteux and Pierre Mathot

Biosafety for Large-Scale Containment Level 1 Operations Using Recombinant DNA Technology: No Emerging Hazards(PDF 184KB) — Richard Fink and Enda Moran

Understanding Security Basics: A Tutorial on Security Concepts and Technology(PDF 212KB) — Richard Kibbey

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication(PDF 140KB) — Barbara Reynolds

Book Review—Ebola and Marburg Viruses — Molecular and Cellular Biology Edited by Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann(PDF 60KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule(PDF 336KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 68KB) — John H. Keene

The International Biosafety Compendium: A Great Tool for Biosafety Professionals(PDF 56KB)

New ABSA Members for 2005(PDF 44KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 32KB)


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4, 2004

Task-Specific Ventilated Robotic Enclosures for Product and Worker Protection Against Biological Hazards in High-Throughput Laboratories(PDF 356KB) — Alexy Kolesnikov, Ray Ryan, and Douglas B. Walters

Biosecurity Considerations in Public Health Laboratories(PDF 244KB) — Norman A. Crouch

Biosecurity Perspectives(PDF 148KB) — Edwin Taylor

Book Review—Emergence and Control of Zoonotic Viral Encephalitides Edited by C. H. Calisher and D. E. Griffin(PDF 48KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Book Review—Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism by The National Academies Press(PDF 48KB) — Reviewed by Roxy Grossnickle

Capsule(PDF 52KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 52KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(PDF 168KB) — Karen B. Byers

ABSA Influenza Pandemic Plan Position Paper(PDF 56KB)

2005 Strategic Performance Areas and Teams(PDF 32KB)

ABSA Conference Abstracts Information(PDF 80KB)

ABSA Conference Exhibitors(PDF 36KB)

ABSA Conference Photos(PDF 80KB)

ABSA Service Award Recipients(PDF 56KB)

New ABSA Members for 2004(PDF 216KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)

Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation(PDF 40KB)


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3, 2004

The Infectious Dose of Variola (Smallpox) Virus(PDF 336KB) — Mark Nicas, Alan E. Hubbard, Rachael M. Jones, and Arthur L. Reingold

Biosafety Risk Assessment of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Coronavirus and Containment Measures for the Diagnostic and Research Laboratories(PDF 176KB) — 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

Assessment of Bioaerosol Reduction Methods in Stem Cell Transplant Units at a University Hospital(PDF 152KB) — Thomas Scott Alderman, Wayne R. Thomann, and Debra L. Hunt

Security Issues Related to Designing High-Containment Facilities(PDF 128KB) — Leslie Gartner

NIAID/NIH Biodefense Research Efforts and Biocontainment Laboratories(PDF 64KB) — Ernest T. Takafuji

Capsule(PDF 52KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Biosafety Tips(PDF 92KB) — Karen B. Byers

Valuable New Resource: New Web Site Provides Information on Biotechnology Regulatory Reviews Completed in the United States(PDF 32KB)

New ABSA Members for 2004(PDF 44KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2, 2004 (OUT OF PRINT)

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(PDF 92KB) — Philip G. Hauck

Enterobacter aerogenes Needle Stick Leads to Improved Biological Management System(PDF 72KB) — Richard E. Johanson

Introduction for "Safety Considerations for Retroviral Vectors: A Short Review"(PDF 116KB) — Donald E. Mosier

Using the Results of Routine Laboratory Workplace Surveillance Activities to Assess Compliance with Recommended Biosafety Guidelines(PDF 116KB) — Jason Tyler Zerwekh, R. J. Emery, S. C. Waring, and S. Lillibridge

Facility Inspections Under the CDC Select Agent Rule(PDF 352KB) — James Blaine

Overview of the New CDC Select Agent Rule: Title 42 C.F.R. Part 73(PDF 248KB) — Mark L. Hemphill

Ask the Experts(PDF 52KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

New ABSA Members for 2004(PDF 116KB)

Registration Evaluation Board October 2003-March 2004 Report(PDF 48KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(PDF 36KB)

Training Tools Exhibit-Outstanding Means of Communication Citation, October 2004(PDF 56KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 36KB)


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1, 2004

Enclosure of Composting Operations to Minimize Bioaerosol Emissions into Ambient Air — Part 2(PDF 76KB) — Philip R. Morey and Benjamin H. Hoffman

Mousepox: A Small Animal Model for Biodefense Research(PDF 168KB) — R. Mark Buller

Issues Affecting Respirator Selection for Workers Exposed to Infectious Aerosols: Emphasis on Healthcare Settings(PDF 188KB) — Steven W. Lenhart, Teresa Seitz, Douglas Trout, and Nancy Bollinger

Book Review—Ebola and Marburg Viruses: A View of Infection Using Electron Microscopy by E. I. Ryabchikova and B. B. Price(PDF 48KB) — Reviewed by Jens H. Kuhn

Capsule(PDF 44KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 48KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(PDF 64KB) — Karen B. Byers

Online Resource: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Web Site on Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria (LDB)(PDF 60KB) — Submitted by Richard E. Danielson, Janet M. Macher, Alicia Fearick, and Robert C. Curtis

New ABSA Members for 2004(PDF 92KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 32KB)


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4, 2003

OSHA Infectious Dose White Paper(PDF 500KB) — Submitted by Barbara Johnson

Bioterrorism: Impact and Implications for Biosafety(PDF 248KB) — Maureen Best

Applied Biosafety: Legal Framework in Switzerland and Implications for Clinical Laboratories(PDF 1MB) — Felix K. Gmünder and Thomas Binz

2003 ABSA Conference Abstracts(PDF 1.7MB)

EPA Pesticide Program Update(PDF 72KB) — Karen B. Byers

Capsule(PDF 140KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Biosafety Tips(PDF 168KB) — Karen B. Byers

ABSA Committee Reports(PDF KB)

New ABSA Members for 2003(PDF 40KB)

ABSA Award Recipients(PDF 72KB)

2004 New Council and Committee Assignments(PDF 72KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 52KB)

Annual Index(PDF 120KB)


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3, 2003

Overview of Biomedical Waste Treatment Technology(PDF 812KB) — S. Mark Allen

Gas-phase Ozone: Assessment of Biocidal Properties for the Indoor Environment-A Critical Review(PDF 528KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Comparative Analysis of Biosafety Guidelines of the USA, WHO, and Russia (Organizational andControlling, Medical, and Sanitary-Antiepidemiological Aspects)(PDF 1MB) — Evgeniy A. Stavskiy, Barbara Johnson, Robert J. Hawley, Jonathan T. Crane, Nikolay B. Cherny, Irina V. Renau, and Sergey V. Netesov

Revisions to the National Sanitation Foundation International/American National Standards Institute Requirements(PDF 144KB) — David S. Phillips

Capsule(PDF 140KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts-Biosafety Requirements for Human Cell Lines(PDF 280KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(PDF 300KB) — Karen B. Byers

Biosecurity Position Paper(PDF 56KB)

ABSA Committee Reports(PDF 372KB)

New ABSA Members for 2003(PDF 68KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 48KB)


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2, 2003

Investigation on the Dispersal Patterns of Contaminants in Letters(PDF 72KB) — 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(PDF 612KB) — Mary Cipriano

Enclosure of Composting Operations to Minimize Bioaerosol Emissions into Ambient Air(PDF 496KB) — Philip R. Morey and Benjamin H. Hoffman

Biosecurity: Challenges and Applied Solutions for Our Future Needs — Conference Abstracts(PDF 940KB)

Ask the Experts(PDF 228KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(PDF 736KB) — Karen B. Byers

Using the Web(PDF 164KB) — Richard C. Fink

New ABSA Members for 2003(PDF 76KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 40KB)


VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1, 2003

Hepatitis Viruses — Prevention and Control in the Laboratory Setting(PDF 600KB) — Betty H. Robertson and Wendi L. Kuhnert

Biosecurity Issues Affecting Agricultural Crops and Communities: Genomics, Biotechnology,
and Infrastructure(PDF 600KB)
— Eugene C. Cole

Laboratory-Acquired West Nile Virus Infections — United States, 2002(PDF 276KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Global Progress Toward Laboratory Containment of Wild Polioviruses — July 2001-August 2002(PDF 488KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Capsule(PDF 44KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 128KB) — John H. Keene

Biosafety Tips(PDF 232KB) — Karen B. Byers

ABSA Committee Reports(PDF 136KB)

New ABSA Members for 2003(PDF 80KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(PDF 64KB)

Registration Evaluation Board October 2002-February 2003 Report(PDF 124KB)

Biosafety Listings(PDF 208KB)

Calendar of Events(PDF 108KB)



VOLUME 7, NUMBER 4, 2002

Occupational Exposures to Retroviruses(PDF 876KB) — Thomas M. Folks

Combating Bioterrorism and the Potential Misuse of Biotechnology(PDF 700KB) — Ronald M. Atlas

2002 ABSA Conference Abstracts(PDF 2MB)

Capsule(PDF 64KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 280KB) — Laboratory Animal Dander Allergy — John H. Keene

Regulations and Standards(PDF 1.4MB) — Donald R. Callihan

Biosafety Tips(PDF 556KB) — Karen B. Byers

Using the Web — Internet: HELP! What is the Risk Classification for Gigantitus horriblis?(PDF 136KB) — Richard C. Fink

New ABSA Members for 2003(PDF 80KB)

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(PDF 40KB)

ABSA Award Recipients(PDF 84KB)

Biosafety Listings(PDF 236KB)

New Council and Committee Assignments(PDF 104KB) — 2003

Calendar of Events(PDF 52KB)

Annual Index(PDF 288KB)



VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3, 2002

Use of Zebrafish and Zoonoses(PDF 440KB) — Karen B. Byers and Jennifer L. Matthews

Risk Assessment for Enteric Pathogens in the Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory(PDF 1.2MB) — Betty Kupskay

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

The Poliovirus Laboratory Containment Pilot Survey: The Experiences of Wyeth and Emory University(PDF 336KB) — Elizabeth A. Gilman and Robin Luttrell

Going Up in Smoke: The Demise of California's Last Commercial Medical Waste Incinerator Has National Ramifications(PDF 304KB) — Jack S. McGurk

The Art of Biosafety Auditing in Industry(PDF 868KB) — Richard Rebar

Capsule(PDF 112KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 88KB) — John H. Keene

Regulations and Standards(PDF 400KB) — Donald R. Callihan

Biosafety Tips(PDF 228KB) — Karen B. Byers

Innovations — Biotechnology: Baculovirus Vectors as Gene Transfer Vectors for Mammalian Cells: Biosafety Considerations(PDF 256KB) — Thomas A. Kost and J. Patrick Condreay

Using the Web — Internet: Biotech Web Sites and Search Engines(PDF 76KB) — Richard C. Fink

The Learning Center — Dealing with Disruptive Behavior in Training Classes(PDF 128KB) — Mary Ann Sondrini

Suspected Cutaneous Anthrax in a Laboratory Worker — Texas, 2002(PDF 472KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

New ABSA Members for 2002(PDF 216KB)

Eagleson Institute's New Training Software(PDF 168KB)



VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2, 2002

Biological Testing of a Laboratory Pathological Waste Incinerator(PDF 924KB) — Peter M. Le Blanc Smith, Set van Nguyen, and Steven F. Edwards

The Condition of High Containment Laboratory HEPA Filters After 13 Years of Service(PDF 608KB) — Steven F. Edwards

An Evaluation of Potential Liquid/Aerosol Releases from a New Retractable Syringe(PDF 904KB) — Billy J. Enochs, Thomas H. Connor, Robert Emery, and Lawrence W. Whitehead

Electronic Resource — Crop Biosecurity/Agroterrorism(PDF 2MB) — Eugene C. Cole

Capsule(PDF 116KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 472KB) — John H. Keene

Regulations and Standards(PDF 384KB) — Donald R. Callihan

Biosafety Tips(PDF 156KB) — Karen B. Byers

Letter from the Biosecurity Task Force(PDF 496KB)

Preconference Continuing Education Programs(PDF 60KB) — San Francisco, California, October 2002

Training Exhibit(PDF 60KB) — Outstanding Means of Communication Citation, October 2002

Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) List(PDF 40KB)

Respiratory Illness in Workers Exposed to Metalworking Fluid Contaminated with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria — Ohio, 2001(PDF 334KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)



VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1, 2002

Laboratory-acquired Meningococcal Disease — United States, 2000(PDF 356KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Biosafety at the Tropical Medicine Institute "Pedro Kourí" (IPK) of Havana(PDF 464KB) — Roberto J. Fernández and Patricia M. Jiménez

2001 ABSA Conference Abstracts(PDF 2.2MB)

Capsule(PDF 120KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 132KB) — John H. Keene



VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3, 2001

Biological Weapons — A Primer for Microbiologists(PDF 1.5MB) — Robert J. Hawley and Edward M. Eitzen, Jr.

Safety and Health Considerations for Conducting Work with Biological Toxins(PDF 1.6MB) — Barbara Johnson, Ray Mastnjak, and I. Gary Resnick

Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments(PDF 256KB) — Eugene C. Cole and Bruce M. Lantrip

Capsule—Bioterrorism Links(PDF 116KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 112KB) — John H. Keene

Announcement — New NRCM Registrants 2001(PDF 40KB)

Annual Index(PDF 120KB)



VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2, 2001

First U.S. Biomedical Seminar on the Transportation of Infectious and Diagnostic Substances(PDF 456KB)

Professional Specialty Cleaning: A Critical Element of Fungal Reservoir Control in Homes of the Immunocompromised and Hypersensitive(PDF 300KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Positive Benefits Arise from Hospital Pollution Prevention Programs(PDF 296KB) — Jack S. McGurk

Packaging Critical Biologic Agents(PDF 244KB)

Capsule—Protection of Health Care Workers on Two Fronts!(PDF 80KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 112KB) — John H. Keene

Regulatory Affairs — Summary: Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV(PDF 408KB)

Innovations — Rapid Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Vectors(PDF 76KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Position Paper — NCCLS M29-2A(PDF 632KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Position Paper — Federal Register(PDF 64KB) — Debra L. Hunt



VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, 2001

Comparative Analysis of the Methods for Determining the Efficiency of Air-Purification Filters Using Dioctyl Phthalate and Turbine Oil Aerosols(PDF 424KB) — L. A. Krinitsyn, E. A. Stavsky, S. V. Netesov, A. S. Edapin, V. A. Danyaev, O. V. Pyankov, and L. E. Bulychev

Biosafety Implications of Polio Eradication(PDF 432KB) — Walter R. Dowdle, David Featherstone, and Raymond Sanders

Risk Assessment for Working with Infectious Agents in the Biological Laboratory(PDF 692KB) — Richard C. Knudsen

Laboratory-acquired Human Glanders — Maryland, May 2000(PDF 260KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Foot-and-Mouth Disease: A Brief Review of the Etiologic Agent and the Disease Which It Causes(PDF 288KB) — Richard F. Meyer and Richard C. Knudsen

Capsule(PDF 120KB) — Ed Krisiunas

Ask the Experts(PDF 116KB) — John H. Keene

Regulatory Affairs(PDF 112KB) — Ira F. Salkin

Innovations — Rapid Assessment of Mold Contamination on Environmental Surfaces(PDF 76KB) — Eugene C. Cole

New Publications(PDF 56KB) — Mary Ann Sondrini

The Training Exchange — The Importance of Understanding Communication Styles When Teaching(PDF 84KB) — Mary Ann Sondrini

Using the Web — Using the Web to Write or Modify a Biosafety Manual (BSM)(PDF 68KB) — Richard C. Fink

Position Paper — HIV Prevention(PDF 132KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Position Paper — Arthropod Containment(PDF 136KB) — Debra L. Hunt

Position Paper — Recombinant DNA(PDF 368KB) — Debra L. Hunt



VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2, 2000

Infectious Waste Disposal in Developing Countries: Recommended Minimal Practices from a Hospital Survey in Southeast Asia(PDF 972KB) — Eugene C. Cole

Missing the Point: A Review of Needlestick Injury and Occupational Risks from Bloodborne Viruses — David R. Morgan(PDF 620KB)

Medical and Infectious Waste Management(PDF 1.2MB) — Ira F. Salkin, Edward Krisiunas, and Wayne L. Turnberg

A Tuberculosis Outbreak Among Medical Waste Workers(PDF 1.6MB) — Angela M. Weber, Yvonne Boudreau, and Vincent D. Mortimer

Arthropod Containment Guidelines Under Development(PDF 84KB) — Mark Q. Benedict

Annual Index(PDF 44KB)



VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1, 2000

Human Laboratory Acquired Arbo-, Arena-, and Hantavirus Infections(PDF 584KB) — S. Ya. Gaidamovich, A. M. Butenko, and H. V. Leschinskaya

Comparison of Protection Factors for Selected Medical, Industrial and Military Masks(PDF 940KB) — Bill Kournikakis, R. Kent Harding, J. R. A. Tremblay, and Maureen Simpson

Biological Contamination of the Building Environment: Sampling and Analysis(PDF 964KB) — Richard C. Fink and Elizabeth A. Gilman

Misdiagnoses of Tuberculosis Resulting from Laboratory Cross-Contamination of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Cultures — New Jersey, 1998(PDF 268KB)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)



VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, 1999

The Threat of Bioterrorism and the Public Health Response: Summary of the Johns Hopkins National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism(PDF 312KB) — Richard W. Gilpin

Planning Considerations for Mars Sample Return Containment(PDF 620KB) — Margaret S. Race, Judith H. Allton, Carlton C. Allen, and Jonathan Y. Richmond

A Method for Radioactive Containment During Biological Inactivation of Radioactive-Biomedical Mixed Waste(PDF 520KB) — Paul Michael Kivistik, Julian Bess, Jr., Scott D. Keimig, and Randall S. Morin



VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1, 1999 (OUT OF PRINT)

Introduction to the JABSA Edition on Containment Design(PDF 48KB) — Jonathan Y. Richmond

Primary Containment (Chapter 3 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(PDF 1.4MB) — David G. Stuart

Design of BSL3 Laboratories (Chapter 7 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(PDF 668KB) — Jonathan T. Crane and James F. Riley

Designing the BSL4 Laboratory (Chapter 9 of Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design)(PDF 792KB) — Jonathan T. Crane, F. Chip Bullock, and Jonathan Y. Richmond

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)(PDF 848KB) — David G. Stuart, Julia Hilliard, Richard Henkel, Jack Kelley, and Jonathan Y. Richmond



VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4, 1998

ABSA: The Past, Present, and Future(PDF 428KB) — Richard C. Knudsen

HEPA Filter Replacement Experience in a Biological Laboratory(PDF 1MB) — Gordon Abraham, Peter Michael Le Blanc Smith, and Phillip McCabe

Risks Associated with Liquid Nitrogen Cryogenic Storage Systems(PDF 324KB) — Karen B. Byers



VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3, 1998

Risk Assessment for Biological Agents in the Laboratory(PDF 448KB) — Richard C. Knudsen

Respirator Filter Reuse Test Using the Laboratory Simulant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Ra STRAIN)(PDF 2.1MB) — Barbara Johnson, Douglas R. Winters, Thomas R. Shreeve, and Christopher C. Coffey

Ambient Formaldehyde Levels Before, During, and After Biological Safety Cabinet Decontamination(PDF 412KB) — Mary L. Liu, Mary Julie Corrigan, and Robert F. Herrick



VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2, 1998

Predicting Biocontainment Requirements for the Future(PDF 512KB) — W. Emmett Barkley

Survival of Mycobacteria on HEPA Filter Material(PDF 872KB) — Gwangpyo Ko, Harriet A. Burge, Michael Muilenberg, Steve Rudnick, and Melvin W. First

Permitting, the Public and the Future of Animal Biosafety Facilities(PDF 376KB) — Fred W. Quimby

Registered vs. Certified(PDF 76KB) — Jerome P. Schmidt



VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, 1998

A History of the American Biological Safety Association Part III: Safety Conferences 1978-1987(PDF 1.2MB) — Richard H. Kruse and Manuel S. Barbeito

Nebulizer Characteristics for Certification Tests of Biosafety Cabinets with Bacteria and Simulants(PDF 356KB) — Melvin W. First, Janet Macher, Robert Gussman, David Stuart, and Terence Webb

Mars Sample Return and Biocontainment(PDF 244KB) — Margaret S. Race

HEPA Filters(PDF 744KB) — Melvin W. First

Committee Position Paper of ABSA on OSHA's Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis(PDF 400KB)



VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4, 1997 (OUT OF PRINT)

A History of the American Biological Safety Association Part II: Safety Conferences 1966-1977(PDF 1.3KB) — Richard H. Kruse and Manuel S. Barbeito

Handling of Large Experimental Animals Infected with a Risk Group 4 Virus(PDF 2MB) — G. Abraham, P. Hooper, M. Williamson, J. Muschialli, D. Martin, I. Duff, and S. Edwards

A Study of Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus flavus Growing on Wallboard(PDF 548KB) — 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(PDF 300KB) — Robert J. Emery, Pek Lee, and James Garman

Sharps Disposal Containers: Selection, Evaluation, and Use(PDF 700KB) — 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(PDF 872KB) — Manuel S. Barbeito and Richard H. Kruse

Aerosol Infection of Mice with Mycobacteria Using a Nose-Only Exposure Device(PDF 972KB) — Esmeralda Party, Liana Tsenova, Andre Moreira, Victoria H. Freedman, and Gilla Kaplan

Bacterial Survival on Respirator Filters and Surgical Masks(PDF 812KB) — Lisa M. Brosseau, Nicole Vars McCullough, and Donald Vesley

Autoclave Emissions — Hazardous or Not(PDF 540KB) — Julia Hadar, Tsvi Tirosh, Ora Grafstein, and Evgeny Korabelnikov



VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2, 1997

Mouth Pipetting: A Threat More Difficult to Eradicate Than Small Pox(PDF 296KB) — W. Emmett Barkley

Pipetting Hazards in the Special Virus Cancer Program(PDF 700KB) — Arnold G. Wedum

Helium as a Replacement for Dichlorodifluoromethane in Class II Biological Safety Cabinet Integrity Testing(PDF 432KB) — David G. Stuart, Daniel Ghidoni, and Dennis Eagleson



VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1, 1997

The Contributions of Dr. Arnold G. Wedum to the Virus Cancer Program of the National Cancer Institute(PDF 296KB) — W. Emmett Barkley

History & Epidemiology of Laboratory-Acquired Infections (In Relation to the Cancer Research Program)(PDF 1.1MB) — Arnold G. Wedum

The Effectiveness of Gaseous Formaldehyde Decontamination Assessed by Biological Monitoring(PDF 672KB) — G. Abraham, P. M. Le Blanc Smith, and S. Nguyen

An Evaluation of the Monolithic Dome Construction Method for Biological Containment Structures(PDF 632KB) — Noel K. Neighbor and D. B. South



VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1, 1996

In Celebration of Dr. Arnold G. Wedum's Legacy(PDF 72KB) — 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(PDF 1.1MB) — Arnold G. Wedum

Certification of Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Facilities(PDF 1.3MB) — Esmeralda Party, James Reiman, and Edward L. Gershey

Aging of HEPA Filters in Service and in Storage(PDF 468KB) — Melvin W. First


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