EU: EU funds new BSE tests
The European Commission has announced that it is to develop five new tests for BSE, which will be more sophisticated than those currently used. Brussels' Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General will work with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in Geel, Belgium. The tests are supposed to distinguish between BSE and related diseases such as scrapie. Field work will continue well into next year.
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