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"To my mind, this conference is the premier event of its kind. With so many key subject matter experts in attendance, this meeting is a great way to track the evolution of E&L." iuvo BioScience

Since 2006 Smithers’ Extractables and Leachables USA has held the reputation as the industry-leading conference experience for the research and development industry.  E&L experts to gather and discuss the latest updates on regulations, best practices, compliance, case studies, biocompatibility, and more, while networking, building beneficial relationships, and hearing iverse perspectives on issues facing the E&L industry in both the US and globally.

Whether you are an established provider, a new entrant, or simply looking to invest more in this growing sector, this industry leading conference consistently attracts key players from across the globe - delivering a wide breadth of knowledge and offering ample opportunities to make new connections, generate strong leads, engage with your audience, and deliver effective ROI. Among past attendees and speakers are government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Glaxo Smith Kline, Pfizer, Agilent Technologies, EAG Laboratories, and many more.

Smithers MSE (Materials Science and Engineering) is a leading authority for extractables and leachables studies, with experts who have a proven track record of developing and delivering comprehensive E&L test plans. The partnership between Smithers E&L laboratories and events combines expert technical knowledge, insight into emerging needs, and market intelligence into a collaboration from which the whole industry benefits.



Who Attends Extractables and Leachables USA?

Take a look at a sample of companies who have attended past events,
and common job titles of attendees. Join these industry experts at the
next event and add your company’s name to this list!

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Common Job Titles:

Analytical Scientist • Business Development Manager • Chemist • Chief Scientific Officer • Director • Director, Analytical Chemistry • Executive Director • Lab Manager • Lead Scientist • Manager, Extractables & Leachables Testing • Packaging Development Scientist • Pharmacologist • President • Principal Chemist • Principal Scientist • Project Manager • Quality Assurance • Regulatory Strategy • Research Scientist • Scientific Director • Scientist • Senior Analytical Chemist • Senior Director, toxicology and Risk Assessment • Senior Research Scientist • Senior Principal Scientist • Toxicology • Vice President •


Why Smithers?

Smithers, Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, has over 40 years’ experience organizing leading global events, and provides testing, consulting, market reports, and compliance services. Smithers is a leading authority for extractables and leachables studies with experts who have a proven track record of developing and delivering comprehensive E&L test plans. Annual Extractables and Leachables USA, Europe, and China events deliver high level insight into the market and global regulatory landscape, while allowing extensive time for new developments, debate, and networking.

  • Global Insight: With chemical analysis laboratories in both the UK and USA, and industry-leading E&L events in the USA, China, and Europe, Smithers delivers a comprehensive range of extractables and leachables testing techniques and market insights with a unique, worldwide understanding.
  • A Key Partnership: The partnership between Smithers global E&L laboratories and global E&L events combines expert technical knowledge, insight into emerging needs, and market intelligence into a collaboration from which the whole industry benefits.
  • Industry Experts: Smithers' E&L team includes the best industry experts in the field. The industry can always count on Smithers to bring professionals to the forefront. Our experts provide consultative support at every stage of the extractables and leachables process, from understanding E&L regulatory requirements, to deciding on a suitable test strategy, to decoding the results. Be sure to meet with our experts during the event's lunch, networking breaks, and networking reception!
  • Customer-Focused Growth: Smithers is always growing and expanding. Smithers chooses for that growth to be dictated by what our customers need, ensuring a customer-focused growth and expansion strategy. That knowledge of customer needs and how to solve them translates to every part of the business. 



Five Reasons Why Attending Industry Events Improves Your Operations:

  • Network with top players from across the supply chain.
    Nothing beats networking in a social environment. Meet people who are just as passionate about this industry as you are! This event offers included networking breaks, lunches, and an evening reception to make it easy to make connections. Meet with major industry players who can connect you with new companies and help grow your business.
  • Raise awareness, brainstorm with experts, and develop innovative solutions.
    Present your innovative ideas and meet the people who can help you make them happen. The networking sessions and Q&A opportunities at the end of each presentation encourage group discussion. Ask the questions that have been on your mind and find answers. Be part of the innovators helping to push this industry into the future.
  • Be one of the first to hear about emerging trends.
    Expand your industry knowledge and learn the latest business intelligence and market updates from industry-leading event speakers. Hear about their latest research, cutting edge technology, and growth opportunities. Learn beyond your field of interest.
  • Invest in yourself, and establish yourself in the industry.
    Let people know who you are and position yourself as a key player in the industry. Someone attending is waiting to meet you and learn from your experiences. Represent your company as a knowledgeable and leading industry player.
  • Get inspired and motivated.
    Sometimes we all get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget our work is important. This industry is blooming! Meet passionate people, learn new ideas, and then take that motivation back to your daily work. You will have access to all the presentations after the conference - take back the lessons you learned and apply them directly to your operations.

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