Berlinger Special AG: uniform security standard for doping control kits
The BEREG-KITs preferred by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) can be used throughout the coming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Their manufacturer Berlinger Special AG is also adding further security features to the product to enable any counterfeit kits to be clearly identified as such. Berlinger Special AG will moreover be supplying only this new “Olympic” version of the BEREG-KIT with its additional anti-counterfeit features to other doping control organizations and sports federations from now on. So provided these kits are employed consistently for such purposes, a new uniform product can now be used for all doping controls.
BEREG-KIT® for urine test / Illustration: berlinger.com
The IOC has decided to use not the “BEREG-KIT Geneva” but its predecessor, the “BEREG-KIT”, which was supplied up until mid-September 2017, for the doping control activities at the coming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. This is because both the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) see a risk in the handling procedure to close the BEREG-KIT Geneva container.
Berlinger Special AG has taken full account of the IOC’s decision and the associated WADA recommendations, and is now focusing fully on producing this predecessor BEREG-KIT. The company will be able to provide all the BEREG-KITs required to meet the Olympic Winter Games’ needs, and is in close contact with the event’s organizers. Berlinger Special AG will also be putting all its production capacities into meeting the demand for these BEREG-KITs from other federations, organizations and customers.
PUBLISHED: February 02, 2018