Versapak Doping Control’s A/B Urine Sample Kit receives distinction for high design quality in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019


United Kingdom, March 2019. Versapak Doping Control has won an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. The A/B Urine Sample Kit received the Red Dot, which the renowned jury only awards to products that feature an outstanding design.


A prestigious award for a prestigious product

Versapak A/B Urine Sample Kits are delivered in tamper evident outer canisters using their patented, once only locking mechanism and an advanced DNA marker to identify a ‘genuine’ Versapak tamper evident product. Each A/B Sample Kit contains two 100ml capacity bottles that can freeze to -80 degrees and thaw over 3 cycles.  The two colour coded security canisters with lids are uniquely numbered to allow for an anonymous record of the athlete sampling and numbers are laser etched into the container materials to prevent tampering.


Once closed, the security canister cannot be opened without showing visible evidence of tampering.  Their canister is independently tested and certified by a worldwide authority in transportation security. The product is double-skinned for extra security, and complies with industry regulations from the World Anti-Doping authority. The team at Versapak Doping Control are immeasurably proud to have won this award.


Design quality is the common factor for award-winning products

“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, in reference to the winners.


Experience and expertise get straight to the point
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years in order to select the year’s best designs. During an adjudication process that spans several days, they try out the products, discuss them and ultimately reach a well-founded decision regarding the design quality of the entries. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, their assessment focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.


Success to be celebrated at the award ceremony

On 8 July 2019, Versapak Doping Control will celebrate its success during the award ceremony. The international design scene will gather in Essen’s Aalto-Theater as part of the Red Dot Gala. At the subsequent Designers’ Night party, the Red Dot laureates will receive their certificates and the A/B Urine Sample Kit will join the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which presents all of the award-winning products. From that date, the A/B Urine Sample Kit will also be on show in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, online and in the Red Dot Design App



About Versapak Doping Control:

Since 1987 Versapak’s Anti-Doping kits have been successfully used for blood and urine sample collection and transport by national Anti-Doping organisations, national and international governing bodies of sport and organisers of major regional, national and international events in over 80 countries.

The world of Anti-Doping has changed over the years, and Versapak Doping Control’s products have evolved too. They now offer a complete range of independently tested, secure tamper evident containers for both blood and urine, as well as transport containers and accessories.


About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then, the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The winners are presented in yearbooks, museums and online. Further information:



Press contact at Versapak Doping Control:

Dominic Burt

Business Development Executive

Versapak Doping Control

4 Veridion Way, Erith

DA18 4AL, United Kingdom


Press contact at Red Dot:

Julia Hesse

Manager PR & Communications

Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG

Gelsenkirchener Str. 181

45309 Essen, Germany

Phone: +49 201 30104–58