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  1. CORESTA Congress, Online, 2020, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 03

    Method development for the analysis of mono-carbonyl compounds in e-vapor products by LC-MS

    ZHU J.; HEREDIA A.; TWEEDY J.; TAYYARAH R.
    ITG Brands and Fontem USA, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    At the 73rd Tobacco Science Research Conference (TSRC), we presented a novel method for quantitation by LC-MS of mono-carbonyl compounds in e-vapor product aerosol samples. The method is simple and robust with good recoveries. We have since extended...
  2. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 25

    Misperception of e-cigarette harm growing among American adults, 2013-2015

    VERRON T.(1); GUO M.(1); VARIGNON B.(1); O'CONNELL G.(2); WALELE T.(2); CAHOURS X.(1)
    (1) SEITA - Imperial Brands plc, Paris, France; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes) have been characterised as significantly less harmful than smoked tobacco by an increasing number of public health authorities. However, the proportion of American adults who perceive e cigarettes to be equally or...
  3. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 43

    In vitro micronucleus (MN) assay using TK6 cells: review of historical positive and negative control data

    STANKOWSKI L.F. Jr(1); HURTADO S.B.(1); WELLS M.M.(1); KWOK V.Y.(1); DOSHI U.(2); COFFA B.G.(2); LEE K.M.(2)
    (1) Charles River Laboratories, Genetic and In Vitro Toxicology, Skokie, IL, U.S.A.; (2) Altria Client Services LLC, Research, Development & Regulatory Affairs, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
    TK6 human lymphoblastoid cells are widely used in the in vitro MN assay as a part of regulatory genotoxicity testing for pharmaceuticals, but have seen relatively limited use in testing of other test materials, including tobacco-related products. As...
  4. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 46

    Validation of an in vitro test battery to evaluate smokeless tobacco products

    HURTADO S.B.(1); LALLIER B.(1); TYDRICK C.(1); LIU Z.(2); GUMP J.(2); BISWAS K.(2); KWOK V.Y.(1); STANKOWSKI L.F. Jr(1)
    (1) Charles River Laboratories, Genetic and In Vitro Toxicology, Skokie, IL, U.S.A.; (2) Charles River Laboratories, Analytical Chemistry, Ashland, OH, U.S.A.
    Evaluating potential cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of smokeless tobacco products poses unique challenges for in vitro testing. Each product is a complex mixture of vegetable matter, and may include a packaging component as part of the final product....
  5. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 52

    Biological test procedure for fresh generated cigarette smoke and e-cigarette aerosols under air-liquid interface (ALI) exposure in 24 and 96 multi-well plates

    WIECZOREK R.(1); TRELLES STICKEN E.(1); WALELE T.(2); CZEKALA L.(3); SIMMS L.(3)
    (1) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Imperial Brands plc, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Fontem Ventures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (3) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, U.K.
    Cigarette smoke and e cigarette aerosol contain particulate matter/liquid droplets in the solid phase as well as volatile substances in the gas phase. Both fractions are of potential toxicological relevance and should be considered when assessing...
  6. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 53

    Use of human derived cell lines to increase the biological relevance of cigarette condensate, non-tobacco materials and e-liquids testing

    WIECZOREK R.(1); TRELLES STICKEN E.(1); WALELE T.(2); CZEKALA L.(3); SIMMS L.(3)
    (1) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH, Imperial Brands plc, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Fontem Ventures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (3) Imperial Tobacco Limited, Bristol, U.K.
    The in vitro testing strategy of tobacco products is mainly based on the testing of extracts from cigarette smoke condensates. An accepted industry wide assay battery has been developed over recent years which delivers reliable results for the...
  7. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, ST 62

    Overview of in vitro methods used to assess e-cigarettes based on “Toxicity Testing in 21st Century” principles

    SIMMS L.(1); STEVENSON M.(1); CZEKALA L.(1); TSCHIERSKE N.(1); WALELE T.(2)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V. (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    When the National Academies of Sciences released “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy” a new toxicological paradigm was created, focusing on the use of human cell lines and the disruption of key cellular pathways. In keeping...
  8. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, STPOST 08

    Indoor air quality and surface deposition assessment following use of an open system e-cigarette

    BAUER N.(1); TSCHIERSKE N.(1); O'CONNELL G.(2); CAHOURS X.(3)
    (1) Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Hamburg, Germany; (2) Fontem Ventures B.V. (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (3) SEITA-Imperial Tobacco Limited, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France
    Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) nicotine delivery devices are growing in popularity worldwide. Both regulators and public health organisations are beginning to examine potential implications that exposure to exhaled e-cigarette aerosol may have on...
  9. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, STPOST 21

    The use of in vitro human biomarkers from relevant primary cell lines, to assess the effects of increasing nicotine concentration in e-liquids

    SIMMS L.(1); STEVENSON M.(1); CZEKALA L.(1); TSCHIERSKE N.(1); BERG E.(2); WALELE T.(3)
    (1) Imperial Tobacco Ltd, Bristol, U.K.; (2) DiscoverX Corporation, Fremont, CA, U.S.A.; (3) Fontem Ventures B.V. (an Imperial Brands PLC Company), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    As part of the ongoing stewardship of electronic cigarettes, and in line with the National Academies of Sciences “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy”, Fontem Ventures B.V. have investigated the utility of a series of...
  10. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, STPOST 44

    Validation and comparison of the neutral red uptake assay in BALB/c 3T3 and CHO-WBL cells

    HURTADO S.B; CALLUPE J.; MARTINEZ J.L.; SOOMER-JAMES J.; GROMER K.D.; KWOK V.Y.; FARABAUGH C.S.; STANKOWSKI L.F. Jr.
    Charles River Laboratories - Skokie, Skokie, IL, U.S.A.
    The neutral red uptake (NRU) assay is used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of a variety of chemicals, cigarette smoke fractions, e-liquids, medical devices, etc. in vitro. Charles River Laboratories-Skokie previously validated the NRU assay in BALB/c...