InstantGMP Vape to Attend Vapor World Expo

InstantGMP Vape will be attending the Vapor World Expo in Rosemont, IL on May 7-8! The vape industry-focused show is expected to bring together a mix of manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers. The conference program includes discussions on issued in the vape industry, and will most certainly include discussion on the recent FDA proposals. The[…]

The Heart of the Matter: Study on Cardiovascular Risk from Vaping

Smoking analog cigarettes is understood to be a cardiovascular risk factor, but does that same risk exist when vaping?  Early studies on nicotine absorption show that there is significantly less nicotine absorbed in vaping, so one could surmise that there would also be reduced risk for heart issues. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, a Research fellow at[…]

GxPs for Analytical Labs Explained

When analytical labs are trying to decide which Good Practices they should adopt, there is bound to be confusion.  Fortunately, the FDA in coordination with the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), issued guidance documents on each of the GxPs including Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). The[…]

First FDA Proposals for Regulating the Vape Industry

We knew this day was coming and it has arrived. The FDA released its initial proposals for regulating the vape industry. Here is what we know so far: The proposal would expand the FDA’s Tobacco Control Authority to include e-cigarettes, cigars, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvables. Sales of e-cigarette products would be prohibited to[…]

Quality and SOPs in E-Liquid Manufacturing

Quality is a term typically used in the e-cigarette industry to describe flavor.  When it comes to manufacturing, it is something else entirely.  Quality is defined as meeting specifications.  This means that each time a product is made, it meets the standards set up by the manufacturer.  This ultimately assures customers that your product is[…]

What is InstantGMP Vape?

InstantGMP Vape is a web-based manufacturing execution software system specifically designed for the production of e-liquids for vaping products. It is the first software system ever created to ensure trusted quality in the e-liquid industry. InstantGMP™ Vape provides the documentation and control benefits of Good Manufacturing practices (GMP) regulated processes without users having to be[…]

Benefits of Paperless Manufacturing

The first and foremost benefit of paperless manufacturing is that it is good for the environment. It’s fitting that we discuss going paperless on Earth Day! Saving trees aside, other benefits of paperless manufacturing include: Security – Paperless documents can be backed up in a number of locations. Instead of being under lock and key,[…]

InstantGMP Releases New Manufacturing Software to Ensure High Quality E-Liquid Production

Cary, NC – InstantGMP, Inc. announced the release of InstantGMP™ Vape, a manufacturing software system specific for producing e-liquids and juices for vaping products that are manufactured using Good Manufacturing Practices. This is the first production system to be created specifically for use in e-liquid manufacturing. InstantGMP™ Vape provides the documentation and control benefits of[…]

Two Studies on Nicotine Absorption in Vaping

The FDA seeks to regulate the electronic cigarette industry under the same guidelines at the tobacco industry. Despite being marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes, opponents are quick to say that e-cigarettes are merely another delivery source for nicotine, a known addictive stimulant. Early studies show that the level of chemicals in[…]

Systematic Review of Possible E-liquid Contaminants

Dr. Igor Burstyn, Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at Drexel University published a scholarly article about the risks associated with electronic cigarettes and the chemistry of the contaminants in e-liquids and vapors.  He scoured the literature to find published data on e-cigarette emissions and compared their results to levels that would be[…]