VAUDREUIL-DORION, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – May 19, 2016) – Artemis Racing is pleased to announce that Immunotec (TSX VENTURE:IMM) will supply the team with its Immunocal® and Immunocal Platinum® products, as an Official Supporter of its Racing’s 35thAmerica’s Cup challenge.
“I’m excited about this collaboration with Immunotec. Immunotec’s 40-year legacy of research and publications in scientific journals, combined with the recent granting of the performance claim from Health Canada and the Informed Choice Program on Immunocal® were critical considerations in our decision,” said Pete Cunningham, Artemis Racing Exercise Physiologist.
“America’s Cup sailing represents the pinnacle of the sport. It is a privilege for us to be involved with this program”, said John H. Molson, Immunotec’s Vice President of Research and Development. “Considering the physiological strain to which these sailors will be subjected, Immunocal® and Immunocal Platinum® will play an important role in helping them to maintain peak performance over the course of the program.”
The life of an America’s Cup sailor involves traveling to Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events and other regattas, a strict programme in the gym, and extremely physically demanding hours on the training boat. This lifestyle puts the bodies of the sailors through massive amounts of stress, and for them to be able to deliver in May 2017, their immune systems will be one of their most essential weapons.
Pete Cunningham continued, “The physiological demands of sailing the present America’s Cup foiling catamarans is immense and keeping the guys healthy and optimising recovery is crucially important, and that’s where I see Immunotec playing a major role with their products and also their clinical experts in this field”.