EL Science Ethar
EL Science are based in the UK and provide analytical and manufacturing services for eLiquids. In May 2016, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into effect and required anyone producing eLiquids to be compliant by November 2016. Their unique solution based approach ensures that their clients meet the highest TPD standards whilst maintaining their eLiquid flavour profile.
EL Science wanted to develop a custom web app to efficiently manage the analysis of eLiquid samples and then produce the necessary documentation and files for TPD submission. This system was required to provide checks and balances to highlight any irregularities and any analysis that did not meet the criteria to pass the TPD.
They also wanted to be able to extract select data from Ethar to be displayed on their WordPress website when a customer or end user searched for their batch test results.
We delivered a web app that is now used throughout the company to record the results of the analysis performed in the lab. The system helps the analysts quickly identify any anomalies and performs various calculations automatically. We went through a detailed requirements capture with all levels of the team at EL-Science to determine exactly which features were needed and how we could tie it all up so that the wealth of data in the system could be used to aid future analysis.
This is a project that is being worked on continuously and new features and improvements are rolled out on almost a weekly basis. The system generates the regulatory documentation for submission to the MHRA through the European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) notification portal. This is saving hundreds of man hours per week. It has allowed for standardisation and quality improvements too.
We are very excited to carry on working on this project as it is blazing the path in this industry. We work very closely with the chemists and the team at EL-Science to understand what the data means so that we can look at ways of better surfacing key insights.
We worked on this project with our sister agency, Aydyay Digital, who designed, built and maintain the WordPress website.