2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Latest-generation BEREG-KIT anti-doping bottles delivered to Rio Olympics organizers

ZURICH, Aug. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The organizers of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have taken delivery of the latest generation of BEREG-KIT anti-doping bottles from Berlinger Special AG of Switzerland. This latest version of these special bottles, which are used to prevent tampering with anti-doping samples, has been manufactured in Switzerland since the end of April 2016 under the tightest security conditions, and is globally acknowledged to be the most secure of its kind. The new BEREG-KIT bottles have been in use with various anti-doping agencies around the world for some weeks now, and will also be used in the anti-doping tests at the Rio Summer Olympics, which begin on Friday 5 August.

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Additional security provisions

The BEREG-KIT security bottles for anti-doping samples have been continuously developed and refined since they were first produced in 1994. The latest version, whose manufacture has been under way in Switzerland since the end of April, has been provided with additional security features to ensure that any tampering with the samples contained therein can be effectively ruled out.

The new security features are part of an evolutionary development process for the BEREG-KIT product, and have been devised and incorporated in collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), national anti-doping organizations and private anti-doping agencies. The BEREG-KIT bottles are tamper-evident, i.e. any illegal or improper opening of the samples concerned can be detected with 100% certainty. Berlinger Special AG declines to provide any further details of the security provisions involved.

A certificated product with high security standards

The BEREG-KIT anti-doping bottles are manufactured in Switzerland under the strictest security conditions. These include a comprehensive appraisal of each of the bottle's various security features by a materials testing institute that has been certificated for such expertise by the Swiss national authorities. The previous versions of the BEREG-KIT anti-doping bottles have also been subjected to such extensive testing - both by the manufacturer and by the relevant external specialists - and have also been declared tamper-evident by the authorities concerned.

Please see below our latest press release for further information:

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/2016-summer-olympic-games-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-latest-generation-bereg-kit-anti-doping-bottles-delivered-to-rio-olympics-organizers-589055831.html

SOURCE Berlinger Special AG

For further information: Berlinger Special AG, Hans Klaus, media spokesman, c/o KLAUS METZLER ECKMANN SPILLMANN, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland, Phone +41-43-544-1744, Mobile +41-79-357-0357, Email klaus@kmespartner.com, http://www.berlinger.com


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