Purchasing Select Agent Toxins

Updated November 16, 2010
  1. Select agent toxins must be ordered through MIT's EHS Office, Biosafety Program via the use of a paper requistion. All requistions should be confidentially sent to the attention of the Biosafety Program in N52-496.

  2. The paper requistion must be signed and approved by the PI and include the following information

    • The Material Name

    • The name and laboratory/location of the user and PI

    • The current inventory of this select agent toxin in the laboratory (total of existing amount before the current order plus amount being ordered)

    • Cost Object and account number for funds to pay for purchase

  3. The MIT EHS Office will verify that the requistion is properly authorized and the order does not inadvertently put the laboratory or its personnel at risk of exceeding per PI toxin volume exclusions and of becoming subject to and violating the federal regulations. If the regulations will apply, the EHS Office will work with the PI to register and comply before acquiring the toxins.

  4. Final approval and verification are contingent upon receipt of all requested information. Once all needed information has been obtained, approvals will be completed and orders placed with the vendor within two hours if submitted before 2:00 P.M. or by 10:00 A.M. on the next business day if received after 2:00 P.M. between Monday and Friday (except holidays). Please contact Dr. Mickelson or Carolyn Stahl if you have a special request and they will do their best to accommodate your needs.

  5. The order will then be delivered to "EHS Office, BSP" at MIT Building N52-496.

  6. The order will be received, verified against the original order. The order will be delivered to your laboratory by EHS personnel on the same day as delivery, provided that someone is at the laboratory to receive it and sign off on delivery.

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