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 Chief Scientific Officer at Broughton Nicotine Services. Since obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Chris has gained over 20 years of analytical and regulatory experience working in global Medical Device and Pharmaceutical companies and within leading Contract Research Organizations. Chris co-founded Broughton Nicotine Services sister company (Broughton Laboratories) in 2006 and played a pivotal role in obtaining the first UK Medicinal License for an Electronic Cigarette, a project starting in 2010. Now with over ten years of working with ENDS, Chris has become well established as a recognized SME in the regulations and chemistry of tobacco products. In the position of Chief Scientific Officer, Chris’ key objective is to support the acceleration of safer nicotine delivery products to market and to deliver value and unrivalled experiences to our customers.