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When the test results comes back from Weybridge and are negative just remember, it will be the first:


Prionics Clarifies Flawless False Positive Record, Industry Exclusive


Prionics AG, the world leader in testing procedures for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding additional BSE surveillance measures:

"Prionics praises the approach taken by the USDA and its decision to bolster the surveillance, detec-tion and response program," said Dr. Markus Moser, CEO of Prionics. "The USDA´s additional actions will further strengthen U.S. prevention systems and the confidence of both consumers and customers around the world."

"Prionics offers both rapid test technologies, the ELISA and the Western Blot, but recommends the Western Blot for the current US surveillance system because of its flawless record of returning no false positive results. False positives cause a loss in consumer confidence and can have a detrimental economic impact, particularly in BSE free countries like the United States."

Prionics®-Check WESTERN is considered by many animal health authorities internationally to be the most accurate rapid-test procedure for BSE in the world. In fact, in 2003, the USDA stated a prefer-ence for Western Blot technology particularly in BSE free countries. Prionics®-Check WESTERN rapid BSE test has been used in more than 18 million of the 30 million BSE tests conducted worldwide be-tween 2001 and 2003 - without returning a false positive result.
 

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PORKER said:
WHEN will the PRESS ASK the SEC.of AG on what day we replace the IHC test that 's worthless.

Porker, I would not say that IHC is worthless, but science is a moving target. It is sure better than the first tests which took up to 6-8 months, just outdated.
Testing methods have moved at a snails pace at the USDA, and I really think at one time they thought we wouldn't have any positives. It's hard to believe that when the Wash cow was found we had no rapid tests approved because Europe had been using them for 3-4 years! And I believe Canada too!
 

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