Biosecurity Standards

For PIC Multiplication Units and Gene Transfer Centers

We know how important biosecurity is, but also how fragile it can be. Recent outbreaks of diseases like African Swine Fever (ASF) in different parts of the world highlight that we can never be complacent. We must constantly improve what we do, and how we do it, to prevent the start or spread of such outbreaks and minimize their potentially devastating impact on animals, businesses, and the industry as a whole.

Over the last year, the global PIC team has been working with customers, stakeholders, and industry experts to review and reformulate biosecurity standards in the light of the industry’s latest health challenges. PIC has always played a leading role in this area: some of the protocols that have informed industry-wide practices (e.g. showering before entering facilities and 1000-point location scoring) were originally developed by this business.