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Bioinformation. 2019 Sep 7;15(8):568-571. doi: 10.6026/97320630015568. eCollection 2019.

Highlights of Biosafety and Biosecurity Month (BBM)at the AIMST University and Perspectives on Biorisk Management.

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Chairman, AIMST University Institutional Biosafety Committee.
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2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University, Bedong-Semeling Road, 08100 Bedong, Semeling, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.

Abstract

The innovations and developments in microbiology, biomedical sciences, and biotechnology come along with the challenges of biological risk (biorisk). Biorisk is defined as the "combination of the probability of occurrence of harm and the severity of that harm where the source of harm is a biological agent or toxin." Biorisk is a borderless challenge to the global community. Hence, all universities, colleges, centers of bio-excellence, and institutions of higher learning can and should do their bit to educate technical members, academicians, students and stakeholders (LASS) for the efficient and comprehensive biorisk management (BRM) for our and future generations safety and sustainability.

KEYWORDS:

biorisk; biosafety; biosecurity; biotechnology; microbiology; sustainability

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The author declared no potential conflicts of interest

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