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SAFE LAB WORK WITH SARS-COV-2 LAB OPERATIONS DISCUSSED AT INDO-US WEBINAR AT PU

July 11, 2020 05:50 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University and Sandia National Laboratory, USA collaborated to organize INDO-US webinar on the issues covering how to strategize the responses to lab emergency situations while working with SARS-CoV-2, risk communication to tackle infodemics, and ways to transport virus samples safely across research labs and national and international borders. The Series is being organised under the MoU between PU and Sandia National Lab.

 Around 100 participants from the northern Indian region participated. This was the second webinar in the series on Bio-Risk Management of SARS-CoV-2 Lab Operations. The series has been based on courselets designed by Sandia National Laboratory, specially to address safe lab work with SARS-CoV-2. The courselets also included proper use of PPE, decontamination, waste disposal, good lab work practices. "This series will help faculty, research scholars, health workers in universities and research institutions design safer ways of working with pathogens so that they and the community are not exposed to the biological risks," said the organizers Prof. Neena Capalash and Prof. Prince Sharma. 

 
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