The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
A naturally occurring organoselenium compound found in many plants,
including garlic, onions, and broccoli, with potential antioxidant and
chemopreventive activities. Se-Methyl-seleno-L-cysteine (MSC) is an
amino acid analogue of cysteine in which a methylselenium moiety
replaces the sulphur atom of cysteine. This agent acts as an
antioxidant when incorporated into glutathione peroxidase and has been
shown to exhibit potent chemopreventive activity in animal models.