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WADA continues its support of PTD test development

A special call went out to global researchers working on anti-doping control of autologous blood doping in December, 2015.

Pro Test Diagnostics AB proposed analysis of various subgrouping of athletes from various genetic backgrounds was successful in securing continued support from WADA grants panel.

Pro Test Diagnostics scientific team and its management look forward to introduce a complementary test in the future that will aid WADA and other sports organization in the fight for clean and fair sports competitions. 

This fall Pro Test Diagnostics will start recruitment locally for participants from various genetic backgrounds. If interested, please look for the posters near you soon.

Together we can make a “Clear Choice” for “Clean Sports”!

On TV4 – “The method that will end blood doping”

“A new swedish method can put an end to blood doping done by blood transfusions.”

PTD getting VINNOVA’s support

Pro Test Diagnostics AB succeeded in securing VINNOVA’s support to continue its focus on a detection test for re-transfusion of person’s own blood; allowing the individual to gain an advantage over others in sport performance. The practice is banned by world sports regulations for fair and clean competition. PTD and its team are very happy to have VINNOVA support to maintain our leading position in the field.

 

Why doping in sport is so hard to catch

The Economist explains:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/11/economist-explains-19

UCI releases CIRC report into doping and governance

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has released the long-awaited report from the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC), an independent, three-member panel tasked with investigating the causes and patterns of doping within cycling, as well as the role of the UCI and other bodies in those patterns.”

“The result of a yearlong investigation, the report paints a thorough portrait of extensive doping, cover-ups, conflicts of interest, ineffectual leadership, infighting, wasted resources, and poor governance.

It relies upon internal UCI documents and 174 interviews with active and retired professional riders, team managers, staff from both the UCI and the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), event organizers, laboratory personnel, anti-doping organizations, journalists, and more.”

Read the full story on Velonews.com:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/03/news/uci-releases-circ-report-doping-governance_362374

An investment that will end blood doping

“An investment that will put an end to blood doping”. Press release (in swedish).

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/biotech-umea/pressreleases/en-investering-som-ska-faa-stopp-paa-bloddopningen-1128026

TV interview with Christer Malm

“New doping test will catch the cheaters”. TV interview in Västerbottensnytt (in swedish).

http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/2704619/nytt-dopingtest-ska-fanga-fuskarna

 

The solution is in Umeå

The solution to blood doping is in Umeå. Article in Expressen (in swedish)

http://www.expressen.se/sport/kronikorer/ludvig-holmberg/holmberg-losningen-pa-det-finns-i-umea/

Christer Malm in Aftonbladet

“Blood doping might be used in the World Ski Championships.”  Article with Christer Malm in Aftonbladet (in swedish).

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/article20269053.ab