Smithers announced today the opening of its extractables and leachables (E&L) lab located in Akron, Ohio at the Bounce Innovation Hub.
The lab will serve clients requiring extractables and leachables studies and food contact analyses.
Recently added to support the North American client base, Principal Scientist Alison Schweda brings a decade of experience in chemistry and research management in the pharmaceutical industry. She most recently worked as a research scientist at the Charles River Laboratory in Ashland, Ohio. Schweda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Hillsdale College.
“We are continuously investing in new technology and expertise so that we can be a true global partner for our clients and provide the outstanding services they expect from Smithers,” said Nat Leonard, President, Smithers Materials Science and Engineering Division. “With this new lab, Smithers is one of the few contract research organizations providing extractables and leachables and food contact assessments in both North America and Europe. Smithers works with clients on the entire lifecycle of medical components and devices: extractables and leachables analyses, materials characterization, device performance analysis, and packaging optimization.”