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InnoVero LLC, maker of the innovative SAFESystem™ sample collection kit currently revolutionizing global anti-doping practices, has earned certification through NSF International (NSF), as the first drug testing sample collection and security equipment manufacturer to be recognized as compliant with the NSF P490 Protocol. The newly established NSF P490 Protocol establishes requirements for the materials, design, construction and performance of drug testing sample collection equipment. NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions while serving the interests of all stakeholders.
InnoVero received notice of its certification to P490 protocols on March 26, and it is the only drug testing sample collection company to receive NSF certification to date. “The NSF International certification demonstrates to athletes, sport organizations, and every anti-doping stakeholder around the globe that InnoVero and the SAFE System are creating innovations that meet unprecedented levels of product testing and scientific rigor,” said Gabriel Baida, executive director of InnoVero. “We are thankful to NSF for recognizing the need for a protocol and in providing a clear, objective path for drug testing sample collection products to achieve certification.”
InnoVero has produced more than 30,000 SAFESystem™ kits to date, with a roster of global clients that grows daily, including the United States Anti-Doping Agency, UFC and MLB, along with anti-doping organizations located in Africa, Asia and Europe, among its client partners. The SAFESystem™ features revolutionary security mechanisms that ensure its sample collection bottles are secure, athlete-friendly and tamper-evident, among a suite of features designed to provide seamless and efficient use by athletes, doping control officers and laboratories.
“The primary purpose in founding InnoVero was to bring innovation to a long-stagnant industry, where product advancements and athlete safety have often been secondary to the status quo in a global anti-doping system,” Baida said. “The NSF certification ensures athletes know and see that InnoVero meets the highest possible standards for product compliance. We hope that this certification sets the standard for every drug testing sample collection and security equipment manufacturer to obtain, in order to build global athlete trust.”
To access the NSF P490 Protocol please visit the NSF Bookstore.
• This media release was published by InnoVero on 7 April 2021. Click here for the original.
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