Out now: CBWNet Working Paper on Biosafety and Biosecurity

Hitherto, the concepts of biosecurity and biosafety have been treated as separate frameworks with each having a different a different object and a different purpose. Recent events however have shown that biosafety and biosecurity should rather be seen as inextricably intertwined. By combining both concepts it will be easier for States and other stakeholders, to address the various challenges lying ahead. The working paper by Mónica Chinchilla, Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan, Sannimari Veini, and Barry de Vries analyzes the two concepts with a view to finding out how and to what extent they should be addressed coherently. The WHO One Health approach serves as source of inspiration, but also the recently published Tianjin Guidelines show how both biosecurity and biosafety can be addressed together.

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