KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Invicta Fighting Championships is further enhancing the safety protocols for its athletes, partnering with Eurofins, an international leader in laboratory testing services.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Invicta FC events have featured testing for athletes, corners, Invicta FC staff and commission officials. Now, leveraging Eurofins’ SAFER@WORKTM protocols, the world’s leading combat sports organization for women has ensured that future events will continue to be a safe environment for all participants.
“The health and safety of our athletes has always been of the utmost priority,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “This pandemic has presented new challenges to our way of life and has certainly forced all sporting events to adapt to new safety measures. By working with Eurofins, we can do everything in our power to keep holding events safely and professionally.”
The Eurofins U.S. Clinical Diagnostics network began RT-PCR (real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) testing for (COVID-19) SARS-CoV-2 on March 13. Since then, Eurofins’ laboratories have rolled out their highly accurate molecular assays to thousands of clients nationwide, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes and employers. Eurofins subsidiary, Viracor, will be conducting COVID-19 PCR testing for upcoming Invicta fight cards and ensuring accurate results are provided within 24-48 hours. While Eurofins works with clients all over the globe, the company is always looking for opportunities to partner with organizations in its flagship cities, including Kansas City. The partnership with Invicta provides a more consistent and reliable means of protecting everyone involved in upcoming events.
Eurofins is slated to conduct COVID-19 testing for all Invicta FC events in 2020, starting with Invicta FC 42, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 17 in Kansas City.
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships (invictafc.com) is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport. Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (InvictaFights) and Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest information.
About Eurofins – the global leader in bio-analysis:
Eurofins Scientific, through its subsidiaries (hereinafter “Eurofins” or “the Group”), believes it is the global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in esoteric and molecular clinical diagnostic testing. With over 48,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries generally specialised by end client markets and operating more than 800 laboratories, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of a wide range of products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services. The Group’s objective is to provide customers with high-quality and innovative services, accurate results on time and, when requested, expert advice by its highly-qualified staff.
Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and a very large range of testing methods.
As one of the most innovative and quality-oriented international groups in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the increasing demands of regulatory authorities and healthcare practitioners around the world.