Following a memorandum issued from the White house this week, the Cleanroom Contamination Control Industry is preparing for an increase in focus on the biosafety and biosecurity infrastructure in the United States. The memorandum, issued by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor, and Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; aims to create a culture of transparency, accountability and control.
These studies encourage the continual review of inventories, lab safety procedures, and security best practices to help achieve a standard of responsible conduct across the United States biomedical research industry.
Given that these efforts are primarily targeted at the Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) as defined by the Federal Government, those agents and toxins posing the highest risk, the initial areas of demand will fall on the certifiers of both commercial and government organizations who have brought Bio-Safety certification services in-house.
That being said, as the agreed upon implementation actions and practices are administered, these best practices in containment, transfer, and handling of biological agents posing significant risk, will likely be applied downward to lower-level risk environments; with the potential to migrate into the private sector.
As a trusted partner of the Cleanroom Contamination Control industry, specifically in life sciences; Air Techniques International advocates these conversations and the direction they will continue to take in both the public and private sectors.Learn More