Lentiviral Vectors


This guideline describes biosafety considerations and best practices for conducting a pathogen risk assessment or local risk assessment for a containment zone where lentiviral vectors are handled or stored, so that appropriate mitigation measures may be implemented. The guideline presents risk factors and risk mitigation strategies to be considered when performing risk assessments and when establishing biosafety procedures.

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Published: September 5, 2019

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