The Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) is putting partnerships in focus. This site is designed to provide valuable, relevant information to current and potential partners by sharing ongoing initiatives to highlight opportunities for collaboration.
In 1995, a microbiologist was arrested for illegally obtaining Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague. How did he do it? By mail order. The Federal Select Agent Program was created to prevent biological agents and toxins from falling into the hands of the wrong people. Learn more about the program’s evolution, and a recent collaboration among multiple federal partners, which streamlines the federal inspection process while ensuring public safety.
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