New Generation BSE test approved by CFIA


Prionics AG announced that the Canadian food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has granted approval of the Prionics(R)-Check PrioSTRIP, the latest generation of testing technology for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

A breakthrough in BSE testing, the Prionics(R)-Check PrioSTRIP combines speed with reliability. The test, which represents an innovative mass- screening application of the proven lateral flow technology, is simple, easy and fast providing results in about 100 minutes. It received EU approval in February 2005 and has been successfully introduced in European laboratories.

The Prionics(R)-Check PrioSTRIP represents a considerable improvement over existing BSE testing platforms, which typically deliver results between 4 to 5 1/2 hours. It allows high throughput processing with minimal requirements for specialized equipment. Also, the use of the Prionics(R)-Check PrioSTRIP requires only minimal training of laboratory personnel while delivering the highest standards of sensitivity and specificity.

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