Los Alamos Biosafety Committee will hold meeting June 10
- James E. Rickman
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LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 5, 2008—Los Alamos National Laboratory's Institutional Biosafety Committee will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, in meeting room 2 of Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos.
Three applications for research will be reviewed. The meeting is open to the public.
The Los Alamos Institutional Biosafety Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposals, activities, and experiments involving an organism or product of an organism that presents a risk to humans. This includes, but is not limited to, work with potential pathogens, human clinical samples, and primary cell lines.
The Committee conducts these reviews in accordance with the guidance and requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Biosafety Laboratory Implementation Requirement.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.