Lab Support services

E-liquid manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are manufactured to the exact specification laid out in their Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

MHRA require quality control release test for vaping manufacturing

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published guidance requiring electronic cigarette and vape companies to have a quality control (QC) release test in place for their manufacturing facility.

As part of our Lab Support services we analyse the following:
• nicotine assay – to confirm the correct blend and nicotine strength
• pH against specification – to confirm the correct flavour blend
• product viscosity – to confirm the correct base blend and flavour blend
• boiling point – to confirm the product specification and consistency
• particle size distribution – to confirm the ingredient quality and consistency

Build excellence into your everyday practices

Setting up a laboratory in-house to do this testing is complex and expensive. Let us take care of this for you. We are available to provide this testing service to ensure your products are manufactured to the highest quality and consistency.

Work with scientists, work with ADACT

Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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Vitamin E Acetate Testing

Vitamin E helps maintain healthy skin and eyes and strengthen the body’s natural defence against illness and infection – the immune system. Good sources include plant oils, nuts and seeds and wheatgerm.

What happens if I take too much vitamin E?

Any vitamin E your body doesn’t use, is stored for future use, so you don’t need it in your diet every day. In the UK, the Department of Health and Social Care advise people taking supplements, not to take too high a dose as there is not enough evidence about its possible side effects.

THC and vitamin E under suspicion as US reports lung injuries

In October 2019, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) from 49 US states reported 1,604 cases of lung disease and 34 deaths, largely amongst young men under the age of 21. The CDC found THC-containing products, which were bought off the street or from illicit dealers, were the cause, though were yet to identify the specific substance(s). Vitamin E Acetate oil, which is used as a cutting agent in vape juices and cannabis extracts, also came under suspicion.

Vitamin E acetate oil analysis

Vitamin E acetate oil is not permitted in e-cigarettes. Our precise analysis detects trace levels of vitamin E acetate present in your sample. We are able to help reassure your customers with our independent screening of your products – we can formally certify that your products are free from contamination.

Expert scientists delivering results that you can trust

Feel confident with the results of a comprehensive method using state of the art techniques and equipment to detect contamination in your products from our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

Work with scientists, work with ADACT

Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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E-liquid Stability
Shelf life Testing

MHRA requires chemical stability or shelf life testing. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published guidelines for manufacturers of electronic cigarette and vape e-liquids requiring them to demonstrate the chemical stability of their products – also known as product shelf life.

One item that can greatly affect the chemical stability or shelf life of a product is the flavour compounds. Because of this and an ever increasing range of new flavour components, it is becoming more important to test for product stability.

ISO 17025 accredited laboratory services

From our ISO accredited laboratory, ADACT offers a full chemical stability testing service, which uses high-end accelerated testing cabinets and allow us to preview up to two years of product degradation in just six months. For the most accurate result, we ask for randomly picked samples from the start, middle and end of a single production batch. During the test a product will be kept in its original packaging for distribution and sale at 20°C in an incubator and at 35°C with added humidity.

Accelerated time testing

Our state of the art laboratory has secure stability storage allowing us to do both ambient and accelerated testing and confirm your product’s shelf life in the shorting possible time.

Experienced scientific team leading the way

Our experienced team provides the confidence that your samples are being analysed by the most appropriate methods and qualified team in the industry.

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Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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CBD: Novel Foods Application

Novel foods are foods that have not been widely consumed by people in the UK or EU before May 1997. This means that the foods don’t have a ‘history of consumption’. Before a novel food can be legally marketed in the UK, it is required to have a pre-market safety assessment and authorisation.

Hemp and related products, such as cold-pressed oils, are not novel because there is evidence to show a history of consumption before May 1997. This is not the case for CBD extracts.

CBD Novel Foods

In January 2019, the status of CBD as a novel food was confirmed and added to the Novel Foods Catalogue. Currently, there are no authorised CBD extracts or isolates on the market. Food businesses must apply for authorisations of their CBD extracts and isolates.

Applying for Novel Food authorisation

With our own ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, ADACT is a leader in the testing of CBD products. We have designed a process to conduct testing on CBD as a novel food. We will conduct the analytical work and stability studies needed to support your application through every step of the process and support your application with a full exposure related safety and toxicology assessment, ADME, genotoxicology assessment and allergen assessments.

Phase 1: Assessment

The first component of the application is a feasibility assessment. This is a low cost process required to assess your readiness for a novel food application. A Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) is used to reveal everything that has happened to a crop from before it was planted, throughout the growth and harvest, and ultimately through to the final processing and delivery.

From this, we then go on to audit your own manufacturing processes and finished products. This helps us to ensure you have all the elements needed for a novel food application and to find any weaknesses early on before embarking on a formal application. This step alone instantly gives the pending application the kudos of a full bank of data.

Phase 2: Application

Next, is the compilation of your actual novel food application. We are working with a number of companies who are compiling the data needed for novel food applications and because the data is very similar from one application to the next (apart from some product specific components) there is a huge opportunity to share the costs of putting together the background data. This along with the fact all our testing is done in our own ISO 17025 accredited laboratory results in considerable cost savings for a typical customer’s complete novel food application.

Isolate and broad spectrum

There are two classes of novel food application service, CBD isolate and CBD broad spectrum. The process for CBD isolate products is clear and ADACT have been actively doing these for some time now. The process for CBD broad spectrum products is much less clear at this time. We are developing and implementing a herbal monograph approach to CBD broad spectrum and encourage you to get in touch early on if you have products in this segment.

Novel Foods Application deadline

Fully validated, novel food authorisations need to be made by 31 March 2021. After this date, only products for which the FSA has a valid application will be allowed to remain on the market.

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Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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Device Testing

Companies selling electronic cigarettes, vape devices, pens, cigalikes, tanks, pods, disposables and Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTA) are required to prove their safety and compliance in the markets in which they are sold.

Electronic cigarette and vape devices need to be notified under Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) before they can be legally sold in the UK and the EU. A full regulatory compliance test of the product, including the battery, needs to be undertaken.

Scientific expertise in device testing

Device testing is without doubt the most challenging area of testing within the electronic cigarette and vaping industry. We are scientists and we have a proven, track record that is respected and trusted by vaping companies and industry bodies such as the MHRA, to deliver such complex services.

Device testing for the United States – PMTA

As an extension to our standard device testing service, ADACT are also able to undertake Pre-Market Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) grade device testing for the United States from our own ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

Key elements of device testing include:

  • an emissions test for degradant products
  • test of metals and silicates
  • a nicotine consistency test

After successful testing, we file a TPD notification for your product to sell in Europe.

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Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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Tobacco Extracts

The use of tobacco extracts and essential oils in electronic cigarette and vaping products seems counter intuitive for people trying to get away from the harmful affects of tobacco, however it is largely the combustion of tobacco that causes most of the damage rather than the flavour itself.

A number of tobacco flavours found in electronic cigarette and vaping products rely on tobacco extracts to achieve the realistic flavour profiles that customers desire. Whilst tobacco extracts are a great way of achieving a genuine flavour – their use raises unique regulatory compliance issues, which we at ADACT are perfectly suited to handle.

While tobacco extracts give an authentic flavour, one of the key issues is the presence of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines (TSNA) – known carcinogenic compounds found in tobacco extracts.

Some of the most carcinogenic TSNA’s include:
• Nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone (NNK)
• N-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN)
• N-Nitrosoanatabine (NAT)
• N-Nitrosoanabasine (NAB).

Under Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), if producers wish to use tobacco extracts in their products, they must conduct testing to confirm and certify the extracts are free from carcinogenic TSNA’s.

From this initial testing, we submit test reports to the regulators to demonstrate we have tested for this, which we recommend repeating at least once a year.

The complications

There are of course many other complications with tobacco extract products, which ADACT are well suited to undertake thanks to our over 20 years’ experience of medical regulatory compliance within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, herbal medicines and supplements sectors.

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Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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Long Fill Aromas

Long fill aroma products are nicotine free flavoured e-liquids and are also known as long fills or aromas. The flavoured e-liquids are designed to be vaped in e-cigarettes and are sold in smaller 10ml, 20ml, 30ml and 60ml bottles.

In Europe, long fills are becoming increasingly popular because consumers can change the flavour of the product by adjusting the ratio of propylene glycol (PG) to vegetable glycol (VG) in the base liquid to suit their own personal tastes.

Compliance for long fills: GPSR, SDS and REACH

Long fills are not directly covered by the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in most countries, except for Austria, Netherlands and Greece. Their safety is covered by the General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005, which also covers zero nicotine short fill products.

As there are high levels of flavour concentrate in long fill aroma products, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are required – they must comply with the new REACH regulation EC NO 1907/2006 Annex II of 2019. Also, from December 2020, long fill e-liquids need to be notified on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Poisons Centres register.

General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005

The General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005 governs the safety of short fill or zero nicotine products. Regulation 5 states, ‘No producer shall place a product on the market unless the product is a safe product.’ (Supply and possession is also covered in this.) A safe product is defined in regulation 2 as, ‘…does not present any risk or only the minimum risks compatible with the product’s use, considered to be acceptable and consistent with a high level of protection for the safety and health of persons…in particular….the effect of the product on other products..’

‘Reasonable consumer expectations concerning safety,’ in regulation 6 indicates that the standards for e-cigarette liquids should be applied to short fills. Additionally, where a product is not directly regulated under its own regulations, they should be assessed to the nearest harmonised standard – which in this case is the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) legislation.

Failure to ensure short fills or zero nicotine e-liquids comply with GPSR 2005 could result in a £20,000 fine or imprisonment for up to three months. The only defence is to be able to show all reasonable steps were taken and due diligence was exercised.

Trading Standards and the MHRA agree that short fills or zero nicotine products need to be reviewed in accordance with TPD, and undergo a full technical assessment. Some companies offer a risk-based approach to short fill testing. A thorough detailed analysis of products is required in order to sell products safely and legally. Note: If we have tested your long fill product under TPD (providing there is no formulation change) we can list it as a zero nicotine product at a reduced administrative charge.

Standards of excellence

We undertake your emissions testing in-house from our own laboratory to current standards. Our recently upgraded laboratory has the potential to cover the most rigorous requirements of the FDA and PMTA requirements in the United States, giving us the full capability of emissions testing to all global requirements. In preparation for future global standards, we have recently invested into updating our laboratory as we move from High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS).

Making science simple: So, what’s the difference between HPLC and GCMS? In brief, GCMS provides more robust methodologies. To compare, in a non-science world it’s the difference between having an Android phone or an Apple phone. Hope that helps! Our tests analyse emissions for aldehydes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other stipulated derigants. We profile over 750 chemical components!

REACH compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provided as standard

Due to the high levels of flavour concentrates that involve unique labelling requirements, long fill aroma products require Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Working to the very latest standards, our fully trained and qualified staff will provide you with new approved Safety Data Sheets (SDS). They are available in all languages of the EU and others from around the world. Our SDS comply with REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/1148 Annex II, 2019.

Phase 1: Toxicology assessments, aka formulation reviews

We have developed a risk-based approach to toxicology assessments where compounds are assessed at each stage to ensure we can be confident in their safe use. If there are red flags on a basic toxicology assessment, we are then able to undertake a detailed exposure related toxicology assessment that allows us to put our support behind products that might otherwise appear to be borderline.

In our formulation review, we access data from all of the major flavour houses and review your formulations for safety and efficacy, as above. Please note that if a constituent is banned under TPD , it is not allowed for zero nicotine short fill either. We will also check your packaging for compliance with Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) in the same way.

Phase 2: Emissions testing, aka vapour analysis

We conduct a full TPD grade emissions test, which we benchmark against our known history of samples to ensure that no products likely to degrade are being generated at high levels. At a later date, if you decide to update and notify your product as a nicotine containing product, we are able to upload the information quickly and easily as the in-depth work has been completed.

Phase 3: Certification and web listing on zero.expert

Our testing comes with complete assurance with our highly regarded compliance pack and certification. This allows our clients to demonstrate to wholesalers and distributors that they have undertaken rigorous testing to ensure their products are of an excellent standard.

We list our clients products on our own zero nicotine directory – zero.expert. This is used by Trading Standards and the MHRA to check which products are compliant.

European Poison Centre

Please note starting in December 2020, long fill e-liquids will need to be notified on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Poisons Centres register.

Work with scientists, work with ADACT

Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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Zero Nicotine
Short Fill Testing

Nicotine-free flavoured e-liquids are often referred to by other names eg zero nicotine, zero incs, short fills or shake n vape. The flavoured e-liquids are designed to be vaped in e-cigarettes and are sold in bottles of 30ml, 50ml, 100ml and 200ml.

Vaping companies widely sell a bottle of short fill with a separate bottle of nicotine, to mix together – many offer nicotine shots for free with every purchase of short fill.

General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005

The General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005 governs the safety of short fill or zero nicotine products. Regulation 5 states, ‘No producer shall place a product on the market unless the product is a safe product.’ (Supply and possession is also covered in this.) A safe product is defined in regulation 2 as, ‘…does not present any risk or only the minimum risks compatible with the product’s use, considered to be acceptable and consistent with a high level of protection for the safety and health of persons…in particular….the effect of the product on other products..’

‘Reasonable consumer expectations concerning safety,’ in regulation 6 indicates that the standards for e-cigarette liquids should be applied to short fills. Additionally, where a product is not directly regulated under its own regulations, they should be assessed to the nearest harmonised standard – which in this case is the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) legislation.

Failure to ensure short fills or zero nicotine e-liquids comply with GPSR 2005 could result in a £20,000 fine or imprisonment for up to three months. The only defence is to be able to show all reasonable steps were taken and due diligence was exercised.

Trading Standards and the MHRA agree that short fills or zero nicotine products need to be reviewed in accordance with TPD and undergo a full technical assessment. Some companies offer a risk-based approach to short fill testing. A thorough detailed analysis of products is required in order to sell products safely and legally. Note: If we have tested your short fill product under TPD (providing there is no formulation change) we can list it as a zero nicotine product at a reduced administrative charge.

Standards of excellence

We undertake your emissions testing in-house from our own laboratory to current standards. Our recently upgraded laboratory has the potential to cover the most rigorous requirements of the FDA and PMTA requirements in the United States, giving us the full capability of emissions testing to all global requirements. In preparation for future global standards, we have recently invested into updating our laboratory as we move from High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS).

Accredited Cannabinoid Testing

In our pursuit of excellence, we take the pharmaceutical approach to CBD testing. Testing is performed in our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory – our equipment is regularly calibrated and validated both internally and externally for complete quality assurance. Every step in our CBD testing is fully documented and standardised to give more accurate and reliable results.

We test a wide range of products for 14 cannabinoids including THC: CBDV (Cannabidivarin), CBDVA (Cannabidivarinic acid), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBD (Cannabidiol), THCV (Tetrahyrdocannabivarin), CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid), CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid), CBN (Cannabinol), Δ9-THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), Δ8-THC (Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol), THCVA (Tetrahydrocannabivarinic acid), CBC (Cannabichromene), THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), and CBCA (Cannabachromenic acid)

Making science simple: What is HPLC and how does it work?

HPLC is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify and quantify compounds in mixtures. How HPLC works: Each cannabinoid has a slightly different chemical structure, similar but different. HPLC works by forcing the mixture through a column. A column is a tightly packed bed of very small inert beads. Due to the differences in chemical structure, and hence their physical shape, the different compounds travel through the column at different speeds. By applying a constant pressure and temperature to the chemicals being forced through, you can record the retention time of each chemical as it passes through.

At the other side of the column is a detector – this gives you a signal as something comes out of the column. The more of something that comes out, the stronger the signal. So, by combining these two effects, you know at what time each compound come out – and from the strength of the signal how much of each compound is present – that is the basis of HPLC.

We train the system by putting standards for each compound through the system. These standards are very high purity chemicals and allow us to calibrate the system and tighten the accuracy of our results.

Testing-in-triplicate

We pioneered testing-in-triplicate for CBD products – a product is sampled three times before the results are pooled into a single-average figure. Every sample is double injected – each individual sample goes through our equipment twice.

Making science simple: Each sample is tested six times to reduce the variability of results – this allows us to identify rogue results with greater ease. We are also able to test closer to legal limits with greater accuracy.

If only a single test is performed, the result maybe unstable and inaccurate, or a rogue reading may occur. This means the tests must be repeated causing further delay and expenditure.

Standard CBD testing

Cannabinoid standard tests: isolate/distillate, CBD oil, e-liquid, cosmetics, CBD paste, drinks, water soluble CBD, capsules, edibles (gummies, chocolates etc), tea, coffee beans, any other food produce.

Other CBD testing

Our other testing includes: full cosmetic testing & notification on EU portal, terpenes, solvents, GPSR compliant emissions testing, heavy metals, pesticides.

Our gold standard service is no more than a single sample testing. Once testing has been concluded, a formal certificate is issued. Our commitment to high pharmaceutical standards provides results that our clients can rely on and trust.

Legal facts about CBD

The cannabidiol (CBD) market is governed by wide-ranging global regulations. Here are some key legal aspects:

  • CBD is not illegal in the UK. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the illegal component of cannabis (marijuana) and must be below 0.2%
  • Finished products are covered by the Controlled Drugs Act 1985 which states that levels must be below 1mg in the final product
  • The Foods Standard Agency says levels must be below 0.2% for finished food products which contradicts the Controlled Drugs Act and creates a grey area
  • It is not legal to use isolate for products intended for oral consumption. In these instances, distillate or oil-based products should be used instead
  • In the UK you are not permitted to make any medical claims and to do this, you must apply for a medical license and conduct stringent testing
  • Products are covered by General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) 2005 and as such, they require a toxicology assessment and emissions testing

Work with scientists, work with ADACT

Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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E-liquid TPD Testing

ADACT were at the nucleus of the watershed moment of the introduction of TPD in 2016-17, and we have helped over 300 companies achieve compliance for their e-liquids, devices and vaping products.

We have immense scientific expertise and our founder and Chief Regulatory Officer Damien Bové sits on the British Standards Institution (BSI) international standards committee and helps set new standards for the vaping and electronic cigarette industry. Our membership of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) means we are deeply involved and investing into campaigns to benefit the future health of the entire industry. We are proud of our involvement in the setting of future standards.

Testing you can rely on

Choosing ADACT for your TPD testing ensures that the testing is done in compliance with the very latest standards. Currently, there is no regulated standard beyond the need to be able to validate your test – not only has ADACT’s testing been validated, we continue to update our processes and test to a set standard that allows us to spot a product that is showing high levels of degrading ingredients against the background of tens of thousands of previous tests.

Trusted by flavor houses

We are trusted by major flavour houses around the world to have access to their unique formulation data aka CAS data, which is needed to deliver TPD compliance. Note: Some companies, which offer testing services and produce their own flavours, are not permitted to have other flavor house’s formulation data. They have to go through additional testing to overcome this hurdle.

REACH compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provided as standard

Working to the very latest standards, our fully trained and qualified staff will provide you with new approved Safety Data Sheets (SDS). They are available in all languages of the EU and others from around the world. Our SDS comply with REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/1148 Annex II, 2019.

Certification and web listing on tpd.expert

We list our clients products on our own TPD directory – tpd.expert. This is used by Trading Standards and the MHRA to check which products are compliant.

Vape Safe – demonstrating excellence

We have developed our universal trademark so you can show your customers that you care about their safety. We call this Vape Safe.

Future proof your compliance

Work with excellent scientists who provide a first-class service. Recently, we were contacted by a company who had used a cheap tick-box compliance service. Two years later, the regulators informed them the tox data was incomplete and they couldn’t sell their products. The original company would not put it right – they didn’t know how to. We stepped in, waived our usual fees and put everything right. As a result, the company has spent more money on compliance and lost valuable revenue. Buy right first time.

Phase 1: Toxicology assessments, aka formulation reviews

ADACT have the expertise to write our own toxicology assessments and reach out to experienced inhalation toxicologists to set exposure related toxicology assessments for those compounds that demand an even more detailed review. Our reports and recommendations on exposure have been sent to the Public Health England to contribute to the setting of future standards.

We have developed a risk-based approach to toxicology assessments where compounds are assessed at each stage to ensure we can be confident in their safe use. If there are red flags on a basic toxicology assessment, we are then able to undertake a detailed exposure related toxicology assessment that allows us to put our support behind products that might otherwise appear to be borderline.

Phase 2 : Emissions testing, aka vapour analysis

We undertake your emissions testing in-house from our own laboratory to current standards. Our recently upgraded laboratory has the potential to cover the most rigorous requirements of the FDA and PMTA requirements in the United States, giving us the full capability of emissions testing to all global requirements. In preparation for future global standards, we have recently invested into updating our laboratory as we move from High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS).

Making science simple: So, what’s the difference between HPLC and GCMS? In brief, GCMS provides more robust methodologies. To compare, in a non-science world it’s the difference between having an Android phone or an Apple phone. Hope that helps!

Our tests analyse emissions formaldehydes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other stipulated derigants. We profile over 750 chemical components!

Phase 3: Compile toxicology data and market data

Our own software system uploads all your tox data and market data and sends it to the EU Portal. Three years later in 2020, XML Mark II is about to come online with new and amazing capabilities. We are continuously working hard to further develop and improving our systems.

Work with scientists, work with ADACT

Companies around the world have trusted ADACT with their regulatory compliance.

  • Consult with a world renowned compliance agency who knows compliance and has an excellent understanding of the science behind it – not all compliance agencies are scientists and regulatory experts with this in-depth knowledge and expertise.
  • All our testing is completed in our own state of the art ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, providing results you can trust and rely on.
  • Choose an agency with proven results who is dedicated to your success. We have immense experience in providing compliance with over 1,500,000 TPD notifications since May 2016.

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