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From: TSS ()
Subject: Prionics nominated as a best in class Animal Health Company
Date: October 13, 2006 at 8:33 am PST


Animal Pharm Industry Awards assigned in London:

Prionics nominated as a best in class Animal Health Company

Zurich, October 13, 2006 – Prionics, the world leader in BSE and prion testing, has been recognized for its

contribution to animal health and food safety. After being awarded with the European Biotech Award 2004, the

nomination for the Animal Pharm Industry Awards honors the achievements of the Swiss biotech company in

successfully expanding its solution portfolio for the early diagnosis of major farm animal diseases. Today,

Prionics ranks among the top three global companies in farm animal diagnostics.

The first Animal Pharm Industry Excellence Awards ( held in London on October 12,

2006, has identified best in class companies across the animal health industries. The prize honors outstanding

achievements, judging innovation, performance, product pipeline, new drug launches and financial return. “Being

considered to be among the three best in class animal health companies of the world and ranking on a level with

renowned companies such as Pfizer Animal Health is a tremendous honour for Prionics. It confirms that our

strategy to focus on major farm animal health issues and grow our diagnostic portfolio accordingly is working and

that our solutions deliver a competitive edge in the market”, says Dr Markus Moser, CEO of Prionics.

Prionics Among Top 3 Global Players

Food safety by eliminating diseases early in the food chain is growing in importance and market potential as it

directly affects disease prevention in human health management. Within ten years of being formed, Prionics

ranks among the three leading global diagnostic players in farm animal health. The Swiss biotech company

intends to further develop its core business by creating diagnostic solutions in its own R&D facilities and

laboratories in Zurich as well as through collaborations and acquisitions.

Building on an extensive scientific network with leading research institutes around the world, earlier this year

Prionics acquired CEDI Diagnostics B.V. and signed a strategic partnership with the Animal Science Group of

Wageningen (Netherlands), a recognized leader in animal disease control. With these latest moves the company

has further expanded its portfolio with tests proven on the market and gained access to a unique research and

competence centre.

About Prionics

Prionics is the world leader in the diagnosis of BSE and other prion diseases. Founded in 1997 as a spin-off from Zurich

University and headquartered in Zurich, Prionics develops and markets diagnostic products for the early diagnosis of farm

animal diseases. The company places its main focus on diseases which are transmissible from animals to human beings and

thereby contributing to an improvement to food safety. In October 2005 Prionics acquired Pfizer Animal Health’s Diagnostic

portfolio. The recipient of the Swiss Economic Award 2002 as “Company of the year” and winner of the European Biotech Award

2004 for Excellence in Biotech Business; Prionics is driving its business through a combination of outstanding research, highquality

products and innovative market solutions.

For more information please visit or contact:

Markus Abt

Head of Corporate Communications

Phone: +41 44 200 20 95

Mobile: +41 79 352 53 16


THE very reason why the USDA chose not to use prionics in the beginning, it would find too many mad cows.

IT WAS NEVER ABOUT SCIENCE, it was all politics. ...TSS

-------- Original Message --------
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:35:24 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

Release No. 0528.04
Office of Communications (202) 720 4623

Statement By Dr. Ron DeHaven Administrator, Animal & Plant Health
Inspection Service

December 30, 2004

"USDA is confident that the animal and public health measures that
Canada has in place to prevent BSE, combined with existing U.S. domestic
safeguards and additional safeguards announced yesterday provide the
utmost protections to U.S. consumers and livestock.

"Last night Canada announced the finding of a "suspect" animal, which is
their term for inconclusive. If this animal proves to be positive, it
would not alter the implementation of the U.S. rule announced yesterday
that recognizes Canada as a Minimal-Risk Region. In the extensive risk
analysis conducted as part of the rule making, we considered the
possibility of additional cases of BSE in Canada. Because of the
mitigation measures that Canada has in place, we continue to believe the
risk is minimal.

"When Canadian ruminants and ruminant products are presented for
importation into the United States, they become subject to domestic
safeguards as well. Beef imports that have already undergone Canadian
inspection are also subject to re-inspection at ports of entry by the
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to ensure only eligible
products are imported

"We are working closely with Canadian officials as they conduct their
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Greetings list members,

IF you remember correctly, i posted this ;

Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:27:06 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr.



> OH, i did ask Bio-Rad about this with NO reply to date;
> -------- Original Message --------
> Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 15:37:28 -0600
> From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
> To:
> Hello Susan and Bio-Rad,
> Happy Holidays!
> I wish to ask a question about Bio-Rad and USDA BSE/TSE testing
> and there inconclusive. IS the Bio-Rad test for BSE/TSE that complicated,
> or is there most likely some human error we are seeing here?
> HOW can Japan have 2 positive cows with
> No clinical signs WB+, IHC-, HP- ,
> BUT in the USA, these cows are considered 'negative'?
> IS there more politics working here than science in the USA?
> What am I missing?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: USDA: More mad cow testing will demonstrate beef's safety
> Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 09:26:19 -0600
> From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
> snip...end
> Experts doubt USDA's mad cow results


WELL, someone did call me from Bio-Rad about this,
however it was not Susan Berg.
but i had to just about take a blood oath not to reveal
there name. IN fact they did not want me to even mention
this, but i feel it is much much to important. I have omitted
any I.D. of this person, but thought I must document this ;

Bio-Rad, TSS phone conversation 12/28/04

Finally spoke with ;

Bio-Rad Laboratories
2000 Alfred Nobel Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
Ph: 510-741-6720
Fax: 510-741-5630

at approx. 14:00 hours 12/28/04, I had a very pleasant
phone conversation with XXXX XXXXX about the USDA
and the inconclusive BSE testing problems they seem
to keep having. X was very very cautious as to speak
directly about USDA and it's policy of not using WB.
X was very concerned as a Bio-Rad official of retaliation
of some sort. X would only speak of what other countries
do, and that i should take that as an answer. I told X
I understood that it was a very loaded question and X
agreed several times over and even said a political one.

my question;

Does Bio-Rad believe USDA's final determination of False positive,
without WB, and considering the new
atypical TSEs not showing positive with -IHC and -HP ???

ask if i was a reporter. i said no, i was with CJD Watch
and that i had lost my mother to hvCJD. X did not
want any of this recorded or repeated.

again, very nervous, will not answer directly about USDA for fear of
retaliation, but again said X tell
me what other countries are doing and finding, and that
i should take it from there.
"very difficult to answer"

"very political"

"very loaded question"

outside USA and Canada, they use many different confirmatory tech. in
house WB, SAF, along with
IHC, HP, several times etc. you should see at several
talks meetings (TSE) of late Paris Dec 2, that IHC- DOES NOT MEAN IT IS
NEGATIVE. again, look what
the rest of the world is doing.
said something about Dr. Houston stating;
any screening assay, always a chance for human
error. but with so many errors (i am assuming
X meant inconclusive), why are there no investigations, just false
said something about ''just look at the sheep that tested IHC- but were
positive''. ...


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Your questions
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 15:58:11 -0800
From: To:

Hi Terry:

............................................snip Let me know your phone
number so I can talk to you about the Bio-Rad BSE test.
Thank you


Bio-Rad Laboratories
2000 Alfred Nobel Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
Ph: 510-741-6720
Fax: 510-741-5630
Email: =================================


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Subject: [Docket No. FSIS-2006-0011] FSIS Harvard Risk Assessment of Bovine
Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

[Docket No. 03-025IFA] FSIS Prohibition of the Use of Specified Risk
Materials for Human Food and Requirement for the Disposition of
Non-Ambulatory Disabled Cattle

Terry S. Singeltary


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

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