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06/09/2010

Agilent Technologies Instruments Selected by South African Doping Control Laboratory for 2010 World Cup

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Agilent announced it has been selected by the South African Doping Control Laboratory as the primary provider of gas-phase testing instruments for the 2010 World Cup. The South African Doping Control Laboratory is certified by the World Anti-Doping Agency and will be responsible for all doping testing during the competition.

The South African Doping Control Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art Agilent gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) instruments to confirm the chemical identity of suspected banned substances found in testing samples. Agilent is providing five GC/MSD systems and an Agilent 7000 Series Triple Quadrupole GC/MS system. Agilent technicians will provide technical support throughout the event.

"The use of the 7000 Series Triple Quadrupole GC/MS system from Agilent has raised the standard of doping testing to a higher level," said Dr. Pieter J. van der Merwe, Director, South African Doping Control Laboratory. "This instrument is significantly increasing the sensitivity and specificity of detection."

Source: Agilent Technologies