February 14

Vaping Goes Mainstream: Implementing Regulatory Testing in a Burgeoning Industry

Photo by: R&D Magazine

Leslie Henderson, our Operations Directory at Broughton Laboratories, became a co-guest writer on R&D Magazine with Darren Barrington-Light Software Marketing Specialist, Informatics & Chromatography Software at Thermo Fisher Scientific.Excerpt and full link to R&D below:

"Manufacturers in the relatively new and, up until now, unregulated electronic cigarette industry have had little need for analytical testing until recently. As vaping has become mainstream, the market for e-cigarettes has come under increased scrutiny. In May 2016, the EU implemented the updated Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which governs the manufacturing and selling of tobacco products, to include e-cigarettes and e-liquids. In 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also updated the Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) to include vaping products. These updated directives and regulations require manufacturers to register and rigorously test their products if they want to continue to market them. As regulations continue to evolve, the industry is looking to advanced instrumentation and analytical testing to comply with new quality standards."

Read the full article here.

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About the Author

Chris Allen is the VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs of Broughton Nicotine Services. Chris joined the Broughton Group in 2006 coming from a contract analytical laboratory within the animal health industry. His educational background is a BSc in Chemistry from The University of Hull. Originally, Chris began his career as an Analytical Chemist within a global medical technology business specialising in surgical devices and wound care products. From there, he has held many positions where he gained thorough knowledge of analytical techniques and operational management. Since his appointment as Managing Director at our sister company, Broughton Laboratories, in 2011, Chris’s focus is to provide collaborative leadership as well as develop and implement strategic plans that deliver value and unrivalled experiences to customers.