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HPHC Testing
for Nicotine Products

Precision Testing for Harmful and Potential Harmful Constituents (HPHCs) 

Understanding potentially harmful chemicals and the toxicological impact of your nicotine product is essential for marketing authorization. We provide accredited, accurate, and flexible testing for all stages of product development, regulatory submission, and post-launch support.

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 Why is HPHC Testing Important?

Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHCs) are one of the critical quality attributes of next generation nicotine delivery products. Understanding and controlling these constituents is vital in developing, launching, and maintaining your NGP on the market. As a manufacturer, you must understand the potential risks of your NGPs and ensure they comply with regulatory standards and safety guidance.

The determination of HPHCs is a critical factor in assessing the potential health benefits of NGPs relative to the known risks of smoking combustible cigarettes and are a mandatory requirement for regulatory pathways such as Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) submissions.

We Have Extensive Nicotine Industry Experience 

Our HPHC testing service covers the following NGP  product categories.

  • E-liquids
  • E-cigarettes (ENDS)
  • Heated Tobacco Devices
  • Modern Oral Nicotine Pouches
  • New Nicotine Delivery Innovations
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapies

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We Deliver a Differentiated HPHC Testing Service 

Experienced in Developing Bespoke NGP Analytical Methods

Our scientists are highly skilled in developing and validating analytical methods to meet global regulatory requirements. We have extensive experience working across a wide range of NGP products for the determination of the core HPHCs listed by global regulatory authorities and can rapidly develop bespoke methods to assess HPHCs for individual product designs.

A Fully Integrated Service Across Analytical Testing and Scientific Consultancy

Benefit from the added reassurance of access to a fully integrated service team across analytical testing and scientific consultancy. When potential risk areas or unexpected results are uncovered, our highly experienced scientific consultants are on-hand to help analyze test data and troubleshoot with your in-house team. 


ISO Certified Document Management and Records Maintained in a Tobacco Product Master File (TPMF)

All methodology for U.S. regulatory submissions, and the associated validation documents, are maintained within a Tobacco Product Master File (TPMF) that has been reviewed by FDA in support of products that have been granted marketing orders under the PMTA pathway.

Our document management complies with United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO/IEC 17025:2017, FDA 21 CFR Part 820, and International Conference on Harmonization ICH (Q2)R1 requirements. 


Nicotine Testing Services Resources  

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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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A Guide To TPD and TRPR

An overview of the Tobacco Products Directive and Tobacco-Related Products Regulations. Get the straightforward answers you’re looking for when it comes to TPD and TRPR analysis.

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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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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

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