Lab Updates

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

NIH Blue Ribbon Panel Meeting on 11/2

October 17th, 2011 in Lab Updates.

The NIH Blue Ribbon Panel to Advise on the Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories is meeting with the National Research Council Technical Committee on November 2, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to discuss the Draft Supplementary Risk Assessment. For details on the... More

Message from Karen Antman, MD, Provost of BU Medical Campus and Dean of BU School of Medicine

August 1st, 2011 in Lab Updates.

August 1, 2011 Mark Klempner, MD, has expressed his strong desire to return to research and to assume the roles of physician-scientist and Clinical Research Core director at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) and therefore, will step down as Director of the NEIDL effective September 1, 2011. Since 2003, More

Boston Medical Center to test workplace safety response

September 7th, 2010 in Lab Updates.

Boston Medical Center September 7, 2010 Patient safety is a priority at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and maintaining a safe environment is a key part of that commitment. As part of our Emergency Preparedness plan, BMC will be conducting a workplace violence DRILL on Thursday, Sept. 16, during the evening hours. The... More

Institutional Biosafety Committee – Public Meeting

August 31st, 2010 in Lab Updates.

Boston University Office of Research Compliance August 31, 2010 Pursuant to Section 2.03 of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Biological Laboratory Regulation, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of Boston University will hold its annual public meeting on September 21, 2010 from 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. at BMC, 88 E. Newton Street, 2nd Floor, Conference... More

Notice of a Meeting of a Working Group of the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel

August 25th, 2010 in Lab Updates.

National Institutes of Health By Amy P. Patterson (From Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 173), September 8, 2010 The purpose of this notice is to inform the public about a meeting of the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel to Advise on the Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at the... More

Notice of a Meeting of a Working Group of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director

August 9th, 2010 in Lab Updates.

National Institutes of Health August 9, 2010 Update:[Federal Register: August 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 162)] The purpose of this notice is to inform the public about a meeting of the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel to Advise on the Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University Medical... More