12/01/2020: Lab Update: Print Version of 6th Edition of Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories is Now Available to Order

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

The 6th edition of the Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) is now available to order in print. Visit CDC INFO On-Demand – Publications, enter the publication ID (300859) in the search box at the far right, and follow the instructions for ordering.

The new BMBL 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

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