World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) expertise is vital to the dietary supplement certification industry. BSCG is proud to have a leadership team that brings more than 60 years of combined experience in the world of anti-doping to the dietary supplement testing industry. Key elements of our supplement certification approach rely on this expertise including: interpreting the World Anti Doping Agency Prohibited List to determine what supplement ingredients are acceptable for athletes, determining the optimal drug testing menu to apply to supplement certification, and developing the advanced analytical techniques necessary to detect small trace amounts of drugs in dietary supplements.
Widely considered a father of drug testing in sport, Dr. Don H. Catlin 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 one of the world’s largest and most respected WADA sports drug-testing laboratories. Dr. Catlin was a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission and proved instrumental in helping to found WADA and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Dr. Catlin is renowned for creating many of the analytical methods and approaches currently used to detect performance-enhancing drugs. Today, he serves as the Chief Science Officer of BSCG.
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.
Ryan Connolly, an attorney who has long acted as a legal consultant, author and advisor in the dietary supplement and anti-doping industries, co-founded BSCG and serves as the company’s general counsel. He is the principal of the Law Offices of Ryan Connolly, where his work includes anti-doping law, supplement and natural product issues, commercial litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, and business formation and structuring.
Tim Stewart, PhD, serves as our Compliance Review Officer supporting the BSCG Certified GMP program with onsite audits and conducting initial quality control process reviews and label and claims evaluations for new products in the BSCG Certified Drug Free, BSCG Certified CBD and BSCG Certified Quality programs. A longtime consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the food, dietary supplement, over-the-counter drug, and cosmetic industries, he specializes in cGMP compliance by facility auditing, employee training, and developing appropriate specifications and test methods. Dr. Tim brings a deep level of experience in cGMP compliance to the BSCG team. Tim previously worked as the Quality Control Manager at Paragon Laboratories. He received his PhD in chemistry from USC in 2009, and has co-authored 19 scientific articles relating to chemistry and molecular oncology in peer-reviewed journal publications.
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Finished products are Certified Drug & Free® with annual label claim contaminant testing.
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