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Document ID (ISN)59675
CIS number 93-542
ISBN(s) 0-7506-1105-7
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Collins C.H., Beale A.J.
Title Safety in industrial microbiology and biotechnology
Bibliographic information Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd., Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP, United Kingdom, 1992. ix, 257p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 60.00.
Abstract This collection of papers presents the views of a number of scientists on the hazards involved in work with both naturally occurring and genetically-modified microorganisms along with outline precautions. Contents: overview of safety in microbiology; current legislation (UK, other European countries, EEC directives, USA, Japan) and regulatory frameworks; hazard groups and containment categories; assessment of risk; pathogenicity testing; recombinant plasmids; safe handling of mammalian cells on an industrial scale; recombinant DNA techniques in production; engineering for safe processing; containment in the development and manufacture of recombinant DNA-derived products; monitoring and validation in biotechnological processes; occupational health implications of industrial biotechnology.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; biotechnology industry; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) USA; safety by design; United Kingdom; European Communities; DNA; bacteria; viruses; infectious diseases; genetic engineering; manuals; hazard evaluation; monitoring for surface contamination; safe working methods; legislation; determination in air; classification systems; Japan
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biotechnology industry
Biological hazards