Team:Linkoping Sweden/Safety


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Use this page to answer the questions on the safety page.


1. Would any of your project ideas raise safety issues in terms of:

  • researcher safety
  • public safety
  • environmental safety

In the project the organism E.coli is beeing used with a risk group 2. All the laboratory equipment and chemicals beeing used does not present any risks. Some group members have undergone a laboration security course dealing with common risk factors. Considering theese facts, there is no safety issues regarind researchers, the public or the environment.

2. Do any of the new BioBrick parts (or devices) that you made this year raise safety issues?

There is no safety issues concidering our product. It will be an easy and safe detector of allergens with no risk using it.

3. Is there a local biosafety group, committee, or review board at your institution?

There is a committee as a part of a cooperation between Linköping University and the County Council (Landsting) of Östergötland.

Biosafety Committee

The committee have set up guidelines for working with living organisms etc and theese procedures are followed by the university and by our team.

4. Do you have any other ideas how to deal with safety issues that could be useful for future iGEM competitions? How could parts, devices and systems be made even safer through biosafety engineering?