CDC’s Top Lab Director Replaced Following Series Of Bioterror Pathogen Incidents At Agency Facilities
The Division of Select Agents and Toxins, which regulates hundreds of U.S. labs working with the organisms like anthrax, plague and Ebola, will now be run by Daniel Sosin. A recent internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention review found that for years labs were allowed to continue experiments despite failing multiple safety inspections.
Top U.S. Lab Regulator Replaced In Wake Of Incidents With Bioterror Pathogens
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has replaced its longtime director of national lab regulation in the wake of several high-profile incidents involving bioterror pathogens and an internal review that identified areas of improvement for the oversight program, USA TODAY has learned. (Young, 12/8)
U.S. CDC Replaces Lab Director After Pathogen Incidents
Dr. Daniel Sosin is now serving as acting director of the select agent division, according to a CDC statement. The CDC's Division of Select Agents and Toxins is charged with developing regulations for hundreds of labs that work with select agents and with investigating the mishandling of these substances. (Steenhuysen, 12/8)