International Award for Outstanding Contributions to Horse Racing Chemistry goes to Maxxam Analytics’ Barbara Morrissey
October 6, 2014. Mississauga, Ontario. Barbara Morrissey, Maxxam’s long-time Director of Forensic Equine Drug Testing, is the 2014 recipient of the most prestigious award in horse racing chemistry.
Presented by the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) at the International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians held in Mauritius, Africa, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to horse racing chemistry and significant service to the AORC.
“With this award, Barbara joins the exclusive ranks of truly exceptional scientists and contributors in the field of equine doping control.” says Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President & CEO. “We are extremely proud of her for being recognized by the industry she has passionately served for many years.”
A delegation of Maxxam scientists was in attendance at the conference and gave presentations on research projects regarding industry developments and scientific discoveries concerning the detection of drugs in equine biological matrices.
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
About the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC)
AORC members from 26 countries bring quality drug testing to the racing industry around the globe. The objectives of the AORC are to encourage the advancement of those branches of science applicable to the detection of drugs in biological materials; the promotion of research in those fields; the improvement in the qualifications and usefulness of racing chemists through high standards of technical training, ethics, and performance, through exchange of information among members; and furthering of public education and welfare by cooperation of the members with each other and official agencies.
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