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Implementing a Biosafety Program Primer

Implementing a Biosafety Program Primer discusses the principles, practices, and personnel related to biosafety and biosecurity programs. This class explains the identification principles of biologic and select agents, categorizing them into four risk levels. It breaks down the practices involving various techniques, such as targeted diversification, chain shuffling, and formulation, which aim to address CMC liabilities. This primer discusses the roles of personnel involved in biosafety programs, including the institutional biosafety committee, biosafety officer, and biosecurity director. It ends with a detailed look at workplace controls and how to report/ investigate breaches should they occur. Grab your spot today and ensure a robust biosafety and biosecurity program in your organization!

Section 1: Principles

Explore the fundamentals of biosafety and biosecurity programs, including the classification of biological and select agents into four risk levels, and learn how to manage infectious agents in various laboratory settings.

Section 2: Personnel

Discover  the world of structure-based affinity maturation and  methods like targeted diversification and chain shuffling. Explore the intricacies of formulation, including considerations such as CMC liabilities, aggregation, solubility, immunogenicity, and glycation.

Section 3: Practices

Explore the roles and responsibilities within a biosafety program, including the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and key positions like biosafety officers, chief scientific officers, principal investigators, and more.

Section 4: Controls

Learn comprehensive risk assessment strategies, covering areas such as change management, work practice controls, PPE, decontamination, facility and equipment maintenance, biosecurity measures, incident reporting, emergency plans, inventory control, and more to ensure a safe laboratory environment.

Five Takeaways


  1. Become fluent in the fundamental principles required to establish a biosafety and biosecurity program.
  2. Identify the potential risks involved in operating a facility that deals with biological agents.
  3. State the guidelines, inventory systems, training, and communication protocols needed to manage biosafety and biosecurity risks effectively.
  4. Describe the workplace controls commonly implemented to control and mitigate risks in a biosafety and biosecurity program.
  5. Investigate the various roles and organizational structures within a biosafety and biosecurity program.


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  • Transcripts in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
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  • Corporate account upgrades
  • LinkedIn certificate attachment
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  • How long do I have to complete an on-demand course?  You have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. During that year, you may watch the class an unlimited number of times.
  • What happens if I don’t complete the course in one year?  There are no time extensions. If you want to complete the course, you must purchase it again.
  • How long are the on-demand classes?  Our longest course has a running time of 90 minutes. However, most have a running time of 45 minutes.  The running time is listed for each class on its registration page. The assessment at the end of each course takes between 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • Are there any downloadable class materials? No. All course slides and transcripts remain on your Biotech Primer dashboard, but they are always available for review.
  • What is the format of the on-demand classes?  The online class begins with the class objectives and the course itself and ends with a summary of what you learned. The course is a series of images and text accompanied by a professional voice-over and subtitles. Subtitles are available in 9 languages. The course ends with a quiz to assess your understanding.
  • Can I repeat the course?  You can repeat the course as often as you like within your one-year access.
  • How many times can I take the course quiz?  You have three chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 75% or higher. You must pass the quiz to receive the class certificate. Your quiz score will be shown on your class certificate.
  • May I share a course I purchased with others?  Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you want to learn as a group, please contact us at for group pricing.

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