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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 67-70

Increasing the biosafety of analytical systems in the clinical laboratory

Institut de Biologie de Hopitaux de Nantes, BP 1005, Nantes Cedex 44035, France

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Biosafety is an important part of the know-how of all clinical laboratory professionals. Biosafely must have high priority in the design and use of analytical systems. Attention should be focused on reducing the handling of biological specimens, reducing biohazards to laboratory personnel, and on improving the labelling and containment of biohazardous materials. In this paper, biosafety issues are discussed in relation to the design of analytical systems, their use and maintenance.