Shipping of Biological Materials

In order to ship biological materials you are required to complete Biological Materials Shipping Training.  This training is offered online thru BioRAFT.  After successful completion of this course, BU/BMC employees will obtain a certification to ship the following:

  • Category A Infectious Substances
  • Category B Biological Substances
  • GMO’s and GMMO’s
  • Exempt Animal/Patient Specimens
  • Dry Ice

This training is required every two years in order to comply with all regulations.   If you have any questions regarding this training or shipping biological materials you can always contact EHS.

Shipping Biologicals Label Templates: This handout includes images of all labelling and markings which are already at the required sizes, dimensions, and colors so the difficult part has been done for you!  Use them as direct templates and secure them as needed to your package with clear packaging tape.  You also download a PDF of the training as reference for future use.


Vendors for shipping supplies: