Smithers Rapra Testing Expert to present on Emerging Trends in Regulatory Expectations at Extractables & Leachables USA 2018

Smithers Rapra, a world leader in rubber, plastics, and composites testing expertise, has announced that Paul Cummings, general manager of its US-based extractables and leachables laboratory, will deliver a presentation on regulatory expectations and related industry changes for extractables and leachables at Extractables & Leachables USA 2018 in Bethesda, MD, May 7-9.

Paul Cummings will present “Emerging Trends in Regulatory Expectations for Extractables and Leachables” at 2:15 pm on Wednesday, May 9. His presentation will discuss the regulatory environment governing extractables and leachables. Specifically, he will address how industry groups and new guidance documents continue to influence the design and execution of this work, as well as the challenges of an increase in new drug manufacturing and delivery mechanisms, such as single use systems and cell therapy.

“Paul’s knowledge in the realm of extractables and leachables covers an array of industries and end uses, which makes him a particularly good fit to educate experts from all levels of the supply chain,” said Nat Leonard President, Smithers Rapra. “We are proud to have him represent our company’s commitment to a safer, more efficient future for the medical, pharmaceutical, and food markets.”

Extractables & Leachables USA brings together leading extractables and leachables experts and decision makers from across the supply chain to network and get the latest updates on regulations, best practices and compliance, biocompatibility, BPOG, USP, advances in the sector, working group updates, and more.

Cummings leads Smithers Rapra’s analytical chemistry lab located in Akron in conducting extractables and leachables studies for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and food industries. This site combines with facilities in the United Kingdom to provide clients with international testing and consulting services. Cummings has extensive experience in extractables and leachables and other areas of packaging testing, such as container closure integrity. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science Degree in Analytical Organic Chemistry from Villanova University.

Smithers Rapra is a leading global authority for extractables and leachables assessments. The company provides testing services for a wide range of container closure and drug delivery systems at every stage of the development process, from material to final product performance, packaging integrity, and regulatory submission.

About Smithers Rapra:

Smithers Rapra has been a trusted partner of the rubber and plastics industries for over 90 years. Our business is built around delivering a complete portfolio of rubber and plastic testing services to support a wide range of industry sectors including tire, automotive, polymer products, oil and gas, medical device, pharmaceutical, transport, packaging, industrial, and consumer products. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers adds value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products. Please visit www.smithersrapra.com.

About The Smithers Group:

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra, and Smithers Viscient. Each Smithers Group company provides technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group, the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long-term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers’ goal is to add value throughout the lifecycle of our clients’ products, by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as Trusted Providers of Innovative Solutions. For more information, visit www.smithers.com.

You can reach the Smithers Rapra North America office at:

425 West Market Street

Akron, Ohio 44303

Telephone: 330-762-7441