Singapore-based biomed company sends bird flu test to Turkey
Turkey has been one of the European countries hardest
hit by the avian flu virus, with an outbreak last year leading to four
teenagers' deaths and 2.5 million birds culled.
, based in
Singapore, with offices in Australia, has obtained registration approval from
Turkey's Agricultural Ministry for its avian flu test.
Rockeby's managing director, Dr. Sze-Wee Tan, said that since registration
had been approved, an immediate order of 8000 tests would be supplied to Banvit
, which represents 90% of
Turkey's poultry industry, with a 240,000 birds per day capacity at its
processing plant in Bandirma. The initial order will be followed by a bi-monthly
supply of 8000 over the next year.
"We are pleased to be co-operating with Banvit in monitoring the outbreaks
of bird flu in Turkey by supplying our avian flu test kits," Dr Tan said.
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