Biohazard and Infection Control

Although the BioNet attempts to avoid supplying tissues contaminated with such highly infectious agents as hepatitis, HTLV-III, etc., all tissues should be handled as if potentially infectious.

The BioNet accepts no responsibility for any injury (including death), damage, or loss that may arise either directly or indirectly from their use.

The investigator assumes all risks and responsibility in connection with the receipt, handling, storage, and use of tissues. The investigator receiving these tissues also assumes full responsibililty for informing and training all personnel in the dangers and procedures for safe handling of these and other human tissues.

Anyone who would like to obtain tissue from the BioNet must certify that they have adequate training in the use of blood-borne pathogens, as outlined by OSHA. For more information, view the blood-borne pathogens page from the University of Minnesota's Department of Environmental Health and Safety.

The investigator must agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Minnesota from any claims, costs, damages, or expenses resulting from any injury (including death), damage, or loss that may arise from the use of tissues provided by BioNet.