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


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Agilent Technologies Inc. has 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.”

“Agilent is proud of our leadership role in anti-doping testing instruments, which dates back to the 1970s,” said Mike McMullen, president of Agilent’s Chemical Analysis Group. “We are honored that the South African Doping Control Laboratory selected Agilent to help ensure a level playing field and fair competition at the 2010 World Cup.”
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