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The Biosafety Program is designed to minimize the health risk to employees, students, and the public from potential exposure to biohazardous materials that are used in research laboratories. Biohazardous materials include:

  • All infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions, rickettsias, viruses, etc.) that can cause disease in humans or cause significant environmental or agricultural impact.
  • Recombinant DNA derived from organisms that are Risk Group 2 and above.
  • Work with human or primate tissues, fluids, cells, or cell cultures.

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