Extractables and Leachables: Trends and Future Directions A roundtable discussion

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST In the last few years, the issuance of the ISO 10993-18:2020 medical device guidance and several high-profile publications and round-robin studies have resulted in the FDA increasing scrutiny of E&L analyses for both drugs and devices. Join our panel of industry experts to discuss these changes and to learn the direction E&L may take into the future.

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Event Overview:

The characterization of extractables and leachables is important for ensuring product safety for both drugs and medical devices. In the last few years, the issuance of the ISO 10993-18:2020 medical device guidance and several high-profile publications and round-robin studies have resulted in the FDA increasing scrutiny of E&L analyses. These studies pointed to concerns regarding the way E&L was conducted. The complexity of these changes has been increased by the fact that the best practices and regulatory requirements for drugs and medical devices are different but not always appreciated. This roundtable discussion will provide an open forum for discussing these changes and for exploring current best practices. The panelists will also discuss the regulatory trends they see for E&L into the future.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What are the key differences between drug and device E&L studies?
  • What changes have occurred in the field of E&L over the last 2 years?
  • What does the future look like for E&L and what questions remain to be answered?

Who Should Attend:

  • E&L analysts and lab managers
  • Researchers interested in E&L testing in Food/Pharma/Medical Device/Consumer Products/Polymer Manufacturing/CRO’s/CMO’s and other
  • Analysts performing untargeted analyses including drug impurity profiling
  • Quality Assurance experts in the above industries


Dr. Mark Jordi
President and CEO
Jordi Labs

Dr. Mark Jordi is the President of Jordi Labs, a position he has held since 2006. During his tenure, Jordi labs has experienced 15 years of consecutive growth and has become a leader in the polymer analysis industry. Jordi Labs provides over 2,000 analyses annually and offers more than 60 analytical techniques serving a wide range of industries including the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Dr. Jordi completed his B.S. in chemistry at Olivet Nazarene University and his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut in the materials science division. His primary interests include development of improved strategies for identification and quantification of extractables and leachables as well as chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis. Dr. Jordi is also an inventor and has developed a number of novel chromatographic stationary phases, some of which are patented.

Dr. Ted Heise
VP Regulatory and Clinical Services
Med Institute

Ted Heise supports regulatory and clinical study strategies for MED Institute clients. His B.S. in chemistry is from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry is from Iowa State University. Dr. Heise is an expert in ISO and USP committees for consensus standards that govern biocompatibility testing of medical devices and drug packaging. He is also currently serving as the convenor of the working group for ISO 10993-18 on chemical characterization.

Dr. Ron Brown
Director and Principal Toxicologist
Risk Science Consortium

Ron Brown is a toxicologist who recently retired from the US FDA and currently directs a small company, Risk Science Consortium, LLC. At the FDA, Ron was the senior toxicologist responsible for developing and reviewing toxicological risk assessments of extractable and leachable (E&L) compounds released from medical devices. While at the FDA, he served in a number of leadership roles in standards development organizations, notably, as the convener of ISO TC194 WG11, which is responsible for the development and revision of the ISO 10993-17 standard.

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