Union Minister launches new rare Chemical Reference Materials to strengthen anti-doping Testing

at 5:06 pm

New Delhi:  National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) has indigenously developed six new and rare Reference Materials (RMs), which is the purest form of chemical required for anti-doping analysis in all WADA-accredited Laboratories across the world.

The six RMs have been developed in less than a year by NDTL in association with  National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)-Guwahati and  CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu.

The RMs were launched by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports  Anurag Singh Thakur during the 15th Governing Body Meeting of NDTL, in presence of Sports Secretary Sujata Chaturvedi and other senior officials of  Sports Ministry.

With the creation of these RMs , NDTL has earned itself the recognition of being one of the few labs in the world where such RMs have been developed, press release said.

Speaking about the achievement, Anurag Thakur said, “I applaud the scientists of the three institutions who have worked tirelessly to create these Reference Materials.

“These Reference Materials are not readily available across the world but are needed by every WADA-accredited laboratory for their anti-doping analysis. “