French lab shut after losing SARS virus samples

PARIS (AP) French medical authorities have ordered a prestigious laboratory to suspend its activities after it lost more than 2,000 test tubes containing the SARS respiratory virus.

ANSM chief inspector Gaetan Rudant said Tuesday that its inspectors did not find the tubes but did find “dysfunction” in the way the lab tracked its material.

The ANSM ordered the lab’s activities suspended and a “tube-by-tube” inventory of all material at the Pasteur Institute.

Full article: French lab shut after losing SARS virus samples (The New Zealand Herald)

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