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Safe biotechnology. 8. Transport of infectious and biological materials


The transport of infectious and biological material is regulated by a number of international organizations. This mini-review has been compiled to increase awareness within the scientific community of problems caused by differences in terminology (such as infectious materials/substances, biological products, diagnostic specimens, genetically modified microorganisms) and certain technical aspects of the main international guidelines, and to assist policy makers in the creation of harmonized guidelines. A list of relevant Internet resources has been compiled.

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Received: 3 March 1997 / Accepted: 8 March 1997

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Lelieveld, H., Bachmayer, H., Boon, B. et al. Safe biotechnology. 8. Transport of infectious and biological materials. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 48, 135–140 (1997).

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