The moderator cites Roger Breeze's letter, the FMD & CSF Coordination Action website: <http://www.fmd-and-csf-action.org/forums/fmdv/post200609253488947712 and <http://www.fmd-and-csf-action.org/forums/fmdv/post200609253488947712/post200609275959583501 and also recent OIE papers <http://www.oie.int/eng/publicat/RT/2501/A_R2501_BREEZE.htm> and http://www.oie.int/eng/publicat/RT/A_RT25_1.htm
September 28 2006 ~ " The report of the development of a field rapid test by the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright raises a number of questions..there are still unanswered questions..." ProMed Mail
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Date: 27 Sep 2006
From: Martin Hugh-Jones, ProMED-mail Animal Disease Assistant Moderator
The report of the development of a field rapid test by the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright raises a number of questions: (1) there are still unanswered questions about the apparent failure of Pirbright to use the correct (i.e. USDA/Tetracore) reagents in 2001;Read the posting in full particularly the links. .
(2) the matter of willingness or unwillingness to use the technologies rather than the commercially developed technologies;
(3) the potential unfair role of an agency that both advises the government on which devices to use while producing their own devices; and
(4) as a consequence, unfair competition for private companies.
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