Siltek's eagerness to wash its hands of former Prion staff (Michael Bosnar's recent parting saw off one of the last Prion staffers at the distie) may have been for a good reason. There are some suggestions it may be for health reasons. The word "Prion" was coined by Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, to describe pathogens that cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, and fatal familial insomnia. No, I'm not making this up. Some researchers believe that Mad Cow Disease -currently plaguing Europe's meat supply - is a variant of the aforementioned Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a progressive neurological disorder in which a human brain (rather than a cow's brain) deteriorates and winds up looking like a sponge. That's not the sort of problem today's distributors can handle.