As we ring in the new year and count our blessings, it’s hard not to look back on a 2011 filled with some unexpected outbreaks and a rise in hospital acquired infections. We just launched Level4 Bio in November, 2011 and since then, I’ve become laser focused on watching the headlines for such news. I’m shocked by the statistics, but with every headline I see, I’m even more excited about how Level4 Bio will help save lives and save businesses from the devastating effects of the world’s worst germs.
Why Did We Call it “Level4 Bio?”
Every pathogen is categorized based on a ‘biosafety level,’ which is the level of the biocontainment precautions required to isolate dangerous biological agents in an enclosed facility. The levels of containment range from the lowest biosafety level (BSL-1) to the highest at level 4 (BSL-4). These levels were developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and created to communicate the relative danger to the surrounding environment. The same classification levels are also used by the European Union.
While most of the foodborne, airborne and surface pathogens encountered in the U.S. fall into the BSL 1, 2 and 3 levels, our goal is to help eliminate and prevent them all, including the Level4 germs wherever they hide and breed. Yep, it’s a lofty goal, but people who set out to change the world should have lofty goals in mind. Whether we help one, or one hundred million — our mission is clear: to protect people and business from the world’s worst germs.
Cheers to a Healthier, Safer 2012
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From the team at Level4 Bio, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy New Year!