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ISO 35001: Biorisk Management for Laboratories and Other Related Organizations

The IFBA Board of Directors recently participated in a meeting to continue work on the conversion of CWA 15793 Laboratory Biorisk Management Standard to the new ISO 35001: Biorisk Management for Laboratories and Other Related Organizations. The meeting, held in Kobe, Japan from November 8-10, was organized by the Japanese Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards and the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) Bureau de Normalisation. Members of ISO Technical Committee 212 Working Group 5, observer organizations and key stakeholders reviewed and discussed comments from the first formal ISO 35001 working draft. An informative annex will also be developed to accompany the standard. It is expected that a final draft will be completed by mid-2017 for formal submission to the ISO Technical Committee 212. We will continue to update our Members as more information becomes available.

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Uganda Launches new Biosafety & Biosecurity Association

The IFBA is pleased to announce the creation of Uganda’s new Biosafety and Biosecurity Association (BBA-U). The Association was formally launched during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Kampala at the 1st Regional Biosafety & Biosecurity Conference held earlier this month. IFBA Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Weaver, warmly welcomed the BBA-U into the growing community of biosafety associations in Africa. As a centre of excellence for promoting biosafety and biosecurity throughout Uganda, the new organization seeks to reduce risks to humans, animals and the environment from biological agents and toxins.

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President – Dr. Maxwell Otim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Founding Members of the BBA U Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Kampala Uganda

                                                   Founding Members of the BBA-U Ribbon                                     Cutting Ceremony, Kampala, Uganda

 

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