Lab Updates

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

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