Seminar on Biosafety Cabinet Performance: Experience Sharing

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The Seminar on Biosafety Cabinet Performance was held on January 22, 2024, at the Dorsett Putrajaya Hotel, and provided a platform for experts and professionals to share insights and experiences regarding the safe use, certification, and performance of biosafety cabinets. With a focus on promoting best practices and ensuring optimal performance in biosafety cabinet operations, the seminar featured engaging sessions led by distinguished speakers from prominent institutions and organizations.

Mr. Selvanesan A/L Sengol from the National Public Health Laboratory delivered a comprehensive session on the safe and effective utilization of biosafety cabinets, addressing key principles and protocols to biosafety guidelines and ensuring the protection of laboratory personnel and the environment.

Mr. Nazirul Mubin bin Normansah provided valuable insights into the certification process for biosafety cabinets, highlighting the criteria and standards necessary to achieve compliance. His session was done by video recording as he is currently in South Korea.

In the afternoon session, Mr. Clarence Ko Ching Huat from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Mr. Wong Siak Chung from the University of Nottingham shared their experiences and presented the findings of a biosafety cabinet performance survey conducted at their respective institutions, covering valuable insights into factors influencing cabinet performance, challenges encountered, and strategies for optimization.

This seminar facilitated meaningful dialogue and knowledge sharing among professionals committed to upholding the highest standards of biosafety in laboratory settings. Through collaborative efforts and continuous learning, participants reaffirmed their dedication to promoting a culture of safety and excellence in biosafety cabinet operations, thereby safeguarding the well-being of laboratory personnel and the integrity of scientific research.