Accession Number:

ADA622485

Title:

National Biocontainment Training Center

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 May 2009-21 Nov 2014

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

The National Biocontainment Training Center NBTC provides standards-based theoretical and practical training to trainees and professionals preparing for work in biocontainment laboratories where especially dangerous pathogens will be handled. Training is staged and appropriately targeted to requirements for biological safety level 2 BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-4. Structured coursework is designed to prepare trainees to safely manipulate pathogens, including growth, genetic and antigenic characterization, and molecular studies of pathogenesis. Coursework includes both theoretical training and supervised hands-on procedures tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of the individual trainee.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE