Description of Italian National Institute of Health : The
Istituto Superiore di Sanità is the Italian Public Health Research
Centre appointed to The Ministry of Health to improve the quality of
the welfare state. The Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine is charged
with the risk assessment of zoonosic agents transmissible directly or
via foods of animal origin, to humans; facilities are full- equipped
laboratories for PCR and for recombinant DNA technology, microscopy for
the analysis of feedingstuffs, diagnosis of TSE agents in animals
: Testing the extent of reliable PCR detection of several DNA targets from
MBM that followed well-defined heat-treatments and design of taxon-specific
PCR procedures. Using of those procedures for the detection of DNA of terrestrial
animal origin in compound feeds. Design of a multiplex assay to quantify the
fragmentation of a specific target isolated from well-defined MBM samples.
Relevant Publications in the field of BSE :
Author(s) : Brambilla, G., Loizzo, A., Fontana, L., Strozzi, M., Guarino, A. and Soprano, V.
Title : Food poisoning following consumption of clenbuterol-treated veal in Italy.
Publication year : 1997