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Challenges in Modern Anti-Doping Analytical Science.


The challenges facing modern anti-doping analytical science are increasingly complex given the expansion of target drug substances, as the pharmaceutical industry introduces more novel therapeutic compounds and the internet offers designer drugs to improve performance. The technical challenges are manifold, including, for example, the need for advanced instrumentation for greater speed of analyses and increased sensitivity, specific techniques capable of distinguishing between endogenous and exogenous metabolites, or biological assays for the detection of peptide hormones or their markers, all of which require an important investment from the laboratories and recruitment of highly specialized scientific personnel. The consequences of introducing sophisticated and complex analytical procedures may result in the future in a change in the strategy applied by the Word Anti-Doping Agency in relation to the introduction and performance of new techniques by the network of accredited anti-doping laboratories.

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pasteur-01574568 , version 1 (15-08-2017)



Christiane Ayotte, John Miller, Mario Thevis. Challenges in Modern Anti-Doping Analytical Science.. Medicine and sport science, 2017, pp.68-76. ⟨10.1159/000460701⟩. ⟨pasteur-01574568⟩


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