Diagnostic Pain Biomarker Kit
Diagnostic Pain Biomarker Kit: Better Humane Meat Quality
This technology exploits the use of pain biomarkers to develop quantitative testing methods to establish or improve quality control measures in abattoirs with the aim to promote more humane slaughter practices. The technology provides a method of quantifying pain signal production in an animal following exposure to stunning through determination of the expression level of a specific biomarker in a sample taken from the stunned animal. Expression of the specific biomarker is thus indicative of the pain experienced by the animal.