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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) Tissue Collection

APHA is able to offer a unique selection of TSE reference tissues in support of research groups working towards the development and validation of TSE diagnostic tests.

Our service include the provision of premium material from the TSE Biological archive generated and maintained by APHA.

The Archive receives and stores a range of animal tissues collected from both UK field cases and experimental programmes. It is the most extensive collection of TSE tissues worldwide and operates to a quality management system compliant with ISO 9001:2015.

The provenance of samples held in the TSE archive has been determined by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reference laboratory for TSE, based at APHA. Many positive cases have been confirmed with immunohistochemistry and western-blot methodology, performed under ISO 17025.

For more information about the Biological Archive please visit the TSE International Reference Laboratory website TSEglobalNet at: https://science.vla.gov.uk/tseglobalnet/

APHA TSE Archive Collection - Tissues available for sale*

Species

Tissue Type

Animal Disease Status

Price per gram of frozen tissue or wax block (£)

Bovine
Brain (incl stem)
BSE positive
750
Bovine
Lymph node
BSE positive
750
Ovine
Brain (incl stem)
Scrapie positive
500
Ovine
Lymph node
Scrapie positive
500
Ovine
Brain (incl stem)
BSE positive
1,250
Ovine
Lymph node
BSE positive
1,250

*Excluding VAT and P&P

If you are interested in making a purchase please complete and submit the TSE submission form. Please right click the pdf link, save to your computer and open in Adobe reader (not your internet browser). This will ensure the full functionality of the form is available to you.

To discuss your requirements please contact our Customer Services Team

Tel:  +44 (0)3000 600001
Email: salesdesk@apha.gov.uk

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Page last modified: 8 October, 2019