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БДС EN 12740:2003

Biotechnology - Laboratories for research, development and analysis - Guidance for handling, inactivating and testing of waste

Nov 20, 2003

General information

90.93     Apr 11, 2022

90.00    Apr 11, 2027



European Standard

07.080     07.100.01     13.030.30  




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This European Standard gives guidance on methods for handling, inactivating and testing of waste containing organisms arising from biotechnology laboratory activities and processes. It is concerned with methods to reduce the risks arising from exposure to waste derived from laboratory-scale activities which contains organisms hazardous or potentially hazardous to humans, animals, plants or the environment.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms


Contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms


Protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work

Life cycle


БДС EN 12740:2003
90.93 Standard confirmed
Apr 11, 2022

Related project

Adopted from EN 12740:1999