Extractables and leachables studies establish the safety of an Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) product by investigating, identifying and monitoring the wide variety of compounds that may be present in either the delivery device or the e-liquid; and which may therefore present an exposure risk to your end user. The study will inform which compounds have the potential to be present in your product, which compounds are positively identified in your product routinely, and which compounds may develop a presence in your product over its lifecycle. These compounds may find themselves in the aerosol inhaled by the end user, or be introduced to the end user by direct contact, such as oral contact with a mouthpiece. A well designed and implemented extractables and leachables study will demonstrate that all safety concerns have been considered and is key to a successful submission.
Extractables analysis is focused on an ENDS device or container and the materials used to form them. The objective of the study is to identify compounds that could potentially be extracted from a device or container under a range of conditions designed to interrogate the materials. Dependent upon the product profile, numerous extraction conditions may need to be employed to identify potential compounds, such as:
Extractables and Leachables assessments are most effective when tailored to an individual product. At Broughton Nicotine Services we take the time to discuss your product with you to thoroughly understand your needs, timelines and resourcing requirements to support your regulatory submission. Upfront planning is essential as decisions made early in the process can have important implications later through the process.
Our team also understand that ensuring progress in line with agreed schedules is one of the highest priorities of ENDS companies. Hence we prioritize and adapt to respond to changes and achieve your agreed milestones.
Our team of experts, with their collective years of experience in the ENDS sector, including regulatory expertise, registered toxicologists, dedicated development and validation scientists, and an ENDS dedicated experienced analytical team, are focussed purely on this industry and have the level of understanding required to design your study with you to maximise the efficiency and value of the testing.
As a Contract Research Organisation (CRO), Broughton Nicotine Services utilize the most scientifically-advanced equipment and technology to undertake extractables and leachables analysis, employing a wide variety of spectrometry and chromatography instruments, including:
Studies are carried out to best practice guidelines and dedicated Project Managers are allocated to act as a main point of contact throughout each study to monitor progress in line with agreed timelines, and provide updates and interim reports as required.
Broughton Nicotine Services operate exclusively in the ENDS sector. Our team of scientific and regulatory experts, backed by an in-house custom-built CRO facility, understand your specific challenges and opportunities and are committed to working with you to increase the value of your business and advance a smoke free future.