Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) offers industry-leading dietary supplement certification programs and testing services to product manufacturers, retailers, raw material suppliers, and individual athletes. BSCG Certified programs offered are Certified Drug Free® (the gold standard in dietary supplement certification and testing services for athletes and consumers), Certified GMP™, and Certified Quality™. Consumers, clients, and manufacturers who participate in the BSCG Certified programs can rest assured that they contain no contaminants or banned substances above established thresholds, minimizing safety concerns and drug-testing risks associated with such products. The BSCG Program uses ISO 17025-accredited methods for all its work and offers some of the lowest detection limits of any similar program worldwide.
Check out BSCG at www.bscg.org
About Don Catlin
Widely considered a father of drug testing in sport, Don Catlin, M.D., has more than three decades of experience at the highest levels of sports doping control. He founded the first sports anti-doping lab in the United States, the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, in 1982 and served as its director for 25 years, growing it into the world’s largest and one of the most respected World Anti Doping Agency sports drug-testing laboratories. Dr. Catlin was a long time member of the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission and was instrumental in helping to create the World Anti Doping Agency, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as well as the creation of important analytical methods and approaches. Today, he serves as the Chief Science Officer of BSCG.
The Catlin Consortium is a leading group of organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety of over-the-counter products for consumers and clean competing environments for athletes. A current priority is addressing the possible presence of potentially harmful hidden active ingredients in dietary supplements and helping alleviate the associated risks to consumers and athletes.
The Catlin Consortium is the joint marketing cooperative and administrative hub for three distinct entities founded and operated by renowned anti-doping and toxicology expert Don Catlin, M.D., and son Oliver Catlin. The nonprofit/NGO Anti-Doping Research, Inc. and the companies Anti-Doping Sciences Institute and Banned Substances Control Group make up the Catlin network of organizations.
Catlinconsortium.com serves as a general portal of information for the Catlin network and links to the websites for each organization as well as the blog, The Catlin Perspective, the Catlins’ frank exploration of current topics of interest. For more about our organizations and the work they are doing, please contact The Catlin Consortium today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-482-6925.
About Oliver Catlin
Oliver Catlin, son of renowned world anti-doping agency guru Dr. Don Catlin, has been working in the arena of sports anti-doping science and dietary supplement certification and testing for more than a decade. As President and co-founder of BSCG, Oliver has led the way in developing its Certified Drug Free® brand, expanding its sports testing menu with a focus on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List and reported findings, adding prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport to our testing menu, as well as expanding dietary supplement quality control testing services into the arena of label claim verification, contaminant testing, and GMP audits.
Anti-Doping Research (ADR) is one of the leading performance-enhancing drug research organizations in the world. Its mission is to help rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs by uncovering new drugs being used in competition and developing the tests to detect them. This nonprofit organization is also part grassroots campaign, part collaborator, and part think tank.
Check out ADR at http://www.antidopingresearch.org/
Anti-Doping Sciences Institute (ADSI) is a well-regarded provider of analytical testing and consulting services in the realms of sports drug testing and dietary supplement certification. Its clients include related companies, sports leagues and teams, as well as athletes and consumers. ADSI offers a full range of services including designing and conducting world-class drug testing programs, performing supplement testing and analysis in a variety of situations, providing expert consulting to sports organizations or in legal situations, managing information hotlines for competitors, and more.ADSI represents a unique vision and approach to the future of anti-doping.
Check out ADSI at http://antidopingsciences.org/
The Catlin Perspective
The Catlin Perspective is a compilation of thoughts from Don and Oliver Catlin. Together they direct the activities of The Catlin Consortium, a leading group of research organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety of over-the-counter products for consumers and clean competing environments for athletes. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit/NGO Anti-Doping Research, Inc. (ADR) and the companies Anti-Doping Sciences Institute (ADSI) and Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) make up the consortium.
Support Clean Sport (SCS) is a proactive vision for the future of Clean Sport inspired by the non-profit Anti-Doping Research (ADR), headed by renowned sports testing pioneer Don Catlin, M.D. Support Clean Sport changes the paradigm giving all people the ability to take part in a grassroots event and e-community based effort for fostering Clean Sport. SCS envisions a world where athletes, coaches, nutrition professionals, and valued sponsors can work together to create a new movement to promote and endorse Clean Sport.
Check out SCS at http://www.supportcleansport.com/