11/17/2020: Lab Advisory: CDC Releases 6th Edition of Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Advisory

CDC recently published the 6th edition of the Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL). This version provides guidance and best practices for safe handling of biological hazards in biomedical laboratory settings. The new chapters, agent summary statements, and appendices address several biosafety-related topics that have evolved over the past decade:

  • Large-scale biosafety
  • Clinical laboratory biosafety
  • Inactivation of biological pathogens
  • Laboratory sustainability

Since its initial release in 1984, the BMBL has served as the cornerstone of laboratory biosafety practices in the United States. To view the latest edition of the BMBL, click here.

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