Versapak Doping Control Ltd, a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of tamper evident solutions, is pleased to announce that its new urine transport kit has been independently tested by a third party worldwide authority with an ISO 17025 accredited testing facility. They concluded that the product is tamper evident and suited for the purposes of anti-doping.
The new, single use transport kit for A/B urine samples has been carefully designed and manufactured by Versapak with tamper evident features to indicate any interferences in the ‘chain of custody’ and the unauthorised access to the sample. It has been designed in accordance with the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI) for the conditions of tamper evident transport security of samples; once the uniquely supplied canister has been closed, access to the specimen jar is only possible by the breaking of the security components on the lid, ultimately preventing the container from being re-closed.
A wide range of physical and thermal techniques were used to attempt to open the canisters, and then to conceal the violation. The assessment covered the ease of tamper detection, the tool sophistication required to violate the sample, and the time taken to tamper with the contents. The consistency of the products was also examined.
The tamper evident assessment concluded that, based on the extensive tests executed, it was not possible to open the containers without evidence of tampering.
Ian Denny Anderson, Group Chairman, Versapak International, commented: “The global fight to prevent doping in sport is now more important than ever. With numerous high-profile doping scandals, including the questioning of integrity within doping control itself, we at Versapak feel an even greater responsibility to provide the industry and the athletes it serves with completely reliable anti-doping equipment that can be trusted.”
“We are delighted to have received such positive results and feedback, which we accept as testament to the time and effort we have applied into the long development of our new doping control product. We look forward to supplying the new urine sample transport kit to the industry.”
The new kits will be launched in March 2018, when they will be available to sporting organisations and laboratories globally.
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About Versapak Doping Control Ltd
Versapak Doping Control Limited is a market-leading manufacturer of Anti-Doping products used exclusively for sport. The company is dedicated to protecting the right to participate in clean sport around the world through their commitment to the design, manufacture and supply of expert Anti-Doping products.
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