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Analytical Testing

Promoting a smoke-free future

Driving tobacco harm reduction and assisting category innovators in bringing next-generation nicotine products to market. 

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Expertise in Nicotine Product Testing 

No matter what your nicotine product category is, we offer a comprehensive testing strategy to establish scientific evidence for regulatory approval and to build consumer trust. Our experts specialize in all forms of testing for next-generation consumer nicotine products, including heated tobacco products, modern oral nicotine pouches and e-cigarettes. Click on the information below to learn more about Broughton’s product expertise, experience, and our partnership approach.

Heated Tobacco Products

Heated tobacco products (HTP) heat a tobacco substrate to temperatures that are high enough to produce a nicotine-containing aerosol but not to burn the tobacco. The tobacco substrate is heated by an external heat source, most commonly electrical.
Broughton has invested in a dedicated facility for testing heated tobacco products. This test facility includes devoted vaping machines, conditioning cabinets, and analytical equipment to allow testing of HTPs to support all stages of product development and regulatory submission, including FDA (USA) Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) Testing and Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) in the EU.

E-cigarettes and E-liquids

E-cigarettes consist of a nicotine-containing flavored e-liquid, which is heated to aerosolize the nicotine and flavors, which can then be inhaled.

We have extensive experience in achieving several successful regulatory submissions for e-cigarettes and e-liquid products.  This includes submissions for the PMTA, MRTP, TPD and TRPR.

Modern Oral Nicotine Pouches

Modern Oral Nicotine Pouches (MONPs) have gained significant popularity over the past few years, and consumer demand is rising for such products.

As they do not contain tobacco, MONPs are exempt from the ban imposed on similar products that do.

However, manufacturers still need to ensure that MONPs are regulatory compliant, and this requires an ongoing programme of data collection, testing, and validation.

Maintaining such expertise in-house can be challenging, and this is where we can help.

Our scientists have worked on a wide variety of oral pouch projects across a range of active ingredients to support regulatory projects and for R&D purposes. We bring the benefit of an integrated service across data generation, analysis, insight, and consultancy.

Nicotine Replacement Therapies

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a method to quit smoking by gradually reducing the nicotine concentration of the NRT product until the smoker is no longer dependent on nicotine. This approach has been used for many years to help smokers quit. A similar approach can be used with e-cigarettes.


Our highly skilled laboratory services team provides product analysis, scientific support, and reliable, high-quality data using accredited test methods from an in-house testing facility.

Comprehensive Nicotine Testing Capabilities

We provide a comprehensive suite of testing services for all next-generation nicotine products.
Click on the information below to discover more about the testing services we offer.

Analytical Method Development and Validation

QC Release Testing

Stability Storage and Analysis

Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHC)

Toxicology Testing

Extractables and Leachables

Product Assessment

Analytical Method Development and Validation

Bespoke analytical method development and validation using cutting-edge technology and equipment.

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Reach out to our Scientific Experts

Discover how you can work in partnership with Broughton to optimize your project and minimize risk.

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Nicotine Testing Services Resources  

Learn more about how we can help bring your nicotine delivery product to market through our high-quality analytical testing services.


Next Generation Nicotine Products Service Guide

We help companies of all sizes through the product lifecycle stages, from concept innovation, product realization, and regulatory submission to post marketing surveillance. 

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Guide: Heated Tobacco Products - Towards a smoke-free future

Discover how Broughton leads in supporting HTP manufacturers for tobacco harm reduction.

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Whitepaper: Nicotine Pouches: An Extraordinary Opportunity to support Tobacco Harm Reduction

There is no doubt that the reduced-risk industry today is at an impasse, although there is now common acceptance that combustible cigarettes are the most hazardous form of nicotine delivery due to the accompanying harmful chemicals produced from tobacco combustion.

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PMTA Guide For NGP businesses

At Broughton, our consultants have deep industry knowledge across all the elements required for a PMTA. We guide you through and generate the required data, to ensure that FDA finds your applications strong and compelling.


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Strategic Insights to reignite PMTA confidence

Broughton share their thoughts on how to reduce costs and protect timelines while continuing to innovate.

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Nicotine Industry Insight and Expert Opinion

Learn more about our activities and gain insight from our scientific and regulatory experts

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Arrange a meeting with a scientific or regulatory expert to discuss your project and learn how we can help to maximize your success.

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