A-PBA started on 22 Feb 2005 and is representing over 800 practicing biosafety professionals from more than 40 nations around the Asia Pacific region and outside the region namely (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, etc. This professional association is for biological safety for the promotion of Biosafety and Biosecurity information through: Biosafety & Biosecurity trainings and conferences in the region, the formation of the National Biosafety with National, regional and international collaborations and partnerships, with various stake holders.
Their mission is to advance biological safety and security with sustainable practices in the Asia Pacific Region. And there goal is to provide a professional forum that represents the regional interests and biological safety practitioners and to provide a platform promoting constructive with the scientific community, governments, civil society, and the private sector.
The objectives they have shown in their association are: to upgrade acknowledgment and underwriting of APBA as dependable and equipped executing accomplice in fortifying biosafety and biosecurity measures and best practices; to advance and create National Biosafety Associations (NA) and Country Biosafety Working Groups (CWG) and completely incorporate NAs and CWGs into APBA; to promoter biosafety and bio-containment innovation as a solid calling and upgrade acknowledgment that the individuals who work with organic materials ought to be talented and capable in biosafety models and best practices, to instruct key administrative, political, open and private partners on the need to reinforce manageable biosafety practices and research facility base/gear utilizing down to earth hazard based arrangements that can be worked and kept up in a protected and secure way utilizing neighbourhood assets; to target key universal general wellbeing activities to guarantee they incorporate biosafety and biosecurity needs, assets and motivation for activity that improve feasible biosafety limit among therapeutic research centre professionals and researchers.
The name of the president of APBA is Dr Chua Teck Mean and he is holding a prestigious position and making worth to it. They also have published online 4 volumes of A-PBA Newsletters, viz., “Asia-pacific biosafety association biosafety management course 2-10”(November 2009); “The biosafety & biosecurity network of Thailand “; “report on the Russian bacac conference “; “Message from the president of the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association”
They even organize events, such as A-PBA Annual Event - A-PBA 11th Biosafety Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia (31st May - 3rd June 2016).Read More»