Lab Updates

NEIDL Takes Two Steps Toward Full Operation; Boston City Council, Superior Court Both Decide in Favor of Research

May 15th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on May 15, 2014. By Art Jahnke Both the Boston City Council and the Massachusetts Superior Court yesterday took actions that move Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) closer to full operation. The City Council voted down a proposed ordinance that would have banned research at... More

Biohazard Lab Makes Communicator Jean-Luc Picard Might Recognize

November 6th, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Txchnologist, posted on November 6, 2013. by Jim Nash It’s hard to imagine an environment where instant and clear communication is more critical than in biodefense labs dealing with the most lethal pathogens on Earth. And yet, these facilities, which are few in number and rich in potential... More

Higher-Level TB Research to Begin at NEIDL Boston Public Health Commission Gives Go-Ahead

October 31st, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on October 31, 2013. by Rich Barlow BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories will begin doing tuberculosis research at a higher biosafety level in the coming months, following approval of the work by the Boston Public Health Commission. The research will be transferred from another lab on... More

US Judge Rules BU Biolab Plan OK

October 2nd, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe, posted on October 2, 2013. by Kay Lazar A federal court has ruled that Boston University can proceed with its decade-long push to study some of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases in a South End laboratory, a decision that leaves the university needing only permission from... More

Federal Court Supports NIH Review of Biolab Safety Risks; BU’s NEIDL Moves Closer to Full Operation

October 1st, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on October 1, 2013. By Art Jahnke In an action that moves BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories(NEIDL) closer to full operation, a federal court judge has ruled that a Final Supplementary Risk Assessment prepared by the National Institutes of Health(NIH) adequately analyzes the risks associated with... More

Boston University Study Identifies Molecular Circuitry That Helps Tuberculosis Survive for Decades

July 8th, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates, Press Releases.

Original press release from: Boston Medical Center, posted on July 3, 2013. By Gina DiGravio Contact: Gina DiGravio gina.digravio@bmc.org 617-638-8480 Boston University Medical Center (Boston) – In a study from Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), researchers have generated a map of the cellular circuitry ofMycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of human tuberculosis... More

State Approves NEIDL Biosafety Level 3, 4 Research

March 4th, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

BU Today March 4, 2013 by Art Jahnke In an action that moves BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories(NEIDL) closer to full operation, the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs has given approval for the lab to conduct research at Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4). The state agency issued... More

NEIDL Upgrades Wall Coating

October 17th, 2012 in Featured, Lab Updates, Press Releases.

Statement October 17, 2012 Through a series of inspections, NEIDL staff found that the wall coating installed by a contractor did not perform up to the standards we require for the Level 4 facility. Therefore, over the next several months, we will be re-coating several surface areas in the... More

Public Comment Period Extended by NIH Blue Ribbon Panel

July 24th, 2012 in Featured, Lab Updates.

In order to provide the public with additional time to review and comment on the final supplementary risk assessment, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to extend the public comment period for the final supplementary risk assessment until August 24, 2012. A notice of this extension was... More

BSL-2 Research to Start at BU Biolab

April 3rd, 2012 in Featured, Lab Updates.

Initial research to focus on tuberculosis More