Our experience making products legal and safe
With a history dating back to 2009, our founders David Lawson and Mark Dignum pioneered the world’s first and only approved medicinal ENDS device by the MHRA, the e-VOKE which was subsequently purchased by British American Tobacco in 2014.
David Lawson, Head of Regulatory, is a biochemist with a reputation for building world-class regulatory teams. He has a long standing experience in participating on expert working groups and influencing policy with governments.
Mark Dignum, Head of Analytical Testing, is a Chartered Chemist and a European Qualified Person with a long career in the pharmaceutical industry and setting up and auditing several Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities around the world.
In 2015, the team set up a 100,000 sq ft European GMP Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility housing both a regulatory team and a laboratory, to support the development of next-generation nicotine products and medicinal devices, which was soon acquired by Imperial Tobacco.
The same year, David and Mark became directors of Ventus Medical, an innovative pharmaceutical company, working to develop the next generation of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) inhalers.
In 2017, they founded Inter Regulatory as a way to provide ENDS manufacturers with top-class regulatory consultancy and analytical testing.
Since then, Inter Regulatory has grown into Inter Scientific, providing specialist regulatory and analytical testing services in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, vape and food industries.
Our expertise spans the pharmaceutical, food, wellness and nicotine products categories globally.
Quality is embodied in every aspect of our work. We are certified by the British Standards Institute to the international standard ISO9001:2015. Our commitment to quality comes from the top of the organisation and is prevalent in every aspect of our work.
We are proud to be a champion for sustainability, and our environmental working practices are certified by the BSI to the international standard ISO14001:2015. We are committed to reducing our impact on the greater environment and operating a carbon-neutral lab to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.
Professionalism is central to the services we provide to our clients. We work hard to ensure that we provide specialist knowledge, competency, and accountability throughout all of the work we undertake.
We pride ourselves on continuing to develop our professional skills and knowledge so we can provide a world class, professional service to our clients. Our team includes members of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Biomed and many more, providing our clients with an exceptional level of service.
Our clients trust us with their business. From our stringent laboratory procedures to our submissions to regulatory bodies, our clients have peace of mind knowing that we will do the right thing by them, under all circumstances.
Never compromising on our word or values has built Inter Scientific into a premier firm in regulatory scientific affairs, with clients relying on our dedication to public health and regulatory compliance to ensure that their products are market-ready.
Scientific regulatory affairs are underpinned by the ethical approach of the scientists and professionals working in this field. We are committed to upholding moral principles and working with our clients to develop knowledge on product safety and improve public health.
All of our personnel undergo extensive ethics training and are committed to ethical working practices.
Confidentiality is a top priority of our clients and therefore for our business. We take privacy very seriously and have implemented internal systems to ensure client confidentiality and to respect the commercial nature of the information we handle and process on behalf of our clients.