Workshops organized through the EU-funded Project 81 at the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge
The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) hosted two workshops on the Laboratory Handling and Management of High Consequence Pathogens from September 25th to 29th. These workshops, organized through the EU-funded Project 81: BIOSEC Enhanced Biosecurity in South East Asia, and conducted by an expert team from the UK Health Security Agency, were specifically designed to elevate biosecurity practices in Southeast Asia.
In the inaugural workshop “Safe Use of Class III Biological Safety Cabinets” experts provided invaluable guidance on the secure handling of high consequence pathogens within Class III Biological Safety Cabinets. These cabinets assume a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of researchers engaged in work with perilous microorganisms.
The second workshop “Maintenance & Servicing of Biological Safety Cabinets” was dedicated to the critical aspects of maintaining and servicing Biological Safety Cabinets, a measure essential for averting containment breaches. Field experts shared indispensable insights during this session.
The knowledge and skills acquired during these training courses are poised to significantly enhance laboratory safety and pathogen management, further advancing biosafety and biosecurity.
While IPC possesses substantial expertise and experience in safety enclosure protocols, the proposal by the experts of Project 81 to conduct two workshops in this domain presented a valuable opportunity for IPC to contribute to the broader mission of elevating biosecurity standards in the region.
Please note: All pictures were taken as part of the training course.