USDA opens new Biosafety Level 3 facility in Athens, Ga

May 2004
Southeast Farm Press;5/19/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 14, p23
Trade Publication
Announces the opening of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service Biosafety Level 3 facility in Athens, Georgia. Conduction of analyses on a wide range of potential biological threat agents in the laboratory; Specialized training of laboratory personnel in handling pathogens and toxins; Application of state-of -the-art technology to maintain a high level of containment and control.


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