Racehorse DopingNew Zealand Researchers Hail ‘Breakthrough’ With Non-Targeted Test

August 10, 2020

WELLINGTON — Researchers at New Zealand’s Otago University are hailing a “breakthrough” in the fight against drug cheats with a non-targeted test for designer steroids which they hope can be deployed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Professor Alison Heather, who led the development of the test, said it would detect designer anabolic steroids before anti-doping authorities were aware they even existed.