UNM’s research biosafety program and purpose is to:

  • Protect personnel from exposure to infectious agents or other viable research biological materials that may cause harm to them or others.
  • Protect patients, visitors, and others not employed by UNM, that may be on the premises or in proximity of research biohazards.
  • Prevent research biohazardous waste and inadvertent release of biohazardous materials from causing harm to the environment.
  • Provide an environment for high quality research and clinical care.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state and local requirements.