The Maine Medical Center Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a standing committee that has oversight of recombinant DNA (rDNA) research.  All NIH funded rDNA research must be reviewed by the IBC per NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules.

All activities proposed to involve the use of recombinant DNA must first seek approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee. The IBC reviews and approves research to ensure safe practices, procedures, as well as handling and use of biohazardous materials for research at Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

Helpful Links:

BMBL – Biosafety in Microbiology & Biomedical Laboratories
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Questions? Contact:

Calvin Vary, PhD
IBC Chairmain

MaineHealth Office of Research Compliance

509 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine 04101

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