Cost effective, two-part PMTA applications

Since the launch of Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTA), Adact Medical US have been working hard to deliver a cost effective solution.


The contents of a PMTA from Adact

By splitting the PMTA into two parts, the administrative component and the testing component, we’re able to split the costs over a longer timeframe and take the risk out of the process. As a reminder your PMTA for Synthetic Nicotine Products needs filing before 14 May 2022, if you are to keep selling the products undisrupted.

Component 1:
Administrative Filing

The first part of our cost efficient is the Administrative Filing in which we collate all the non-testing data that is needed. This information is drawn together using our existing documents and templates which we use to help with the data gathering, and then checked and formatted as required by the FDA into your PMTA submission package.

The Administrative Filing component includes:

Manufacturing data

Marketing data

Protection of public health evidence

Labelling and packaging

Toxicology data

Environmental impact assessment

Administrative Filing FAQ

In light of the current legal challenges FDA will not likely implement an Marketing Denial Orders (MDO) fatal flaw strategy again.

Testing will be needed but as the timelines are too short and laboratory capacity being bought up. FDA will more or less be forced to accept it provided a detailed plan and schedule are provided.

We have filed a number of PMTAs in 2020 and most are still active and under review. We believe we know what is required, and the programme of work is designed to address those needs.

No such studies are so large and expensive that we are unable to include them, they should not be needed, but were used by FDA as a fatal flaw process to throw out hundreds of PMTAs, they are facing significant legal challenges on this subject.

Administrative Filing Costs

Our costs are per flavour and there are significant discounts for bulk orders, for example:

1 product


10 products

US$13,500 each

25 products

US$5,500 each

26+ products

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Our ISO 17025 certified labs have capacity to support PMTAs before the July 13, 2022 deadline, but capacity is being bought up fast and some customers will need to schedule testing after this time. For those affected, we will provide a schedule and plans to file with FDA. We also sell testing as stand alone you don’t need to be doing a full PMTA with us.

The Testing component falls into three main areas:

Liquid characterisation

Including; microbiological risk assessments, beta-glucan, endotoxin, active water, particle counts, boiling point, density, viscosity, etc.

Shelf life studies

Accelerated shelf life studies to FDA requirements

HPHC testing

High and low intensity testing with 7 replicates

Testing FAQ

Yes. Our European labs are ISO17025 certified by a USA certification company and FDA have accepted our data previously on many occasions.

We work on a first come first served basis, but currently have capacity before the deadline. We are getting new enquiries every day, and recommend getting in touch as soon as possible.

Yes. We take a deposit and give you a time slot, plus plans and protocols to file with FDA to satisfy their requirements.

Testing Costs

Liquid characterisations


Shelf life studies


HPHC tests


Bonus Component: Youth Vaper Survey

Following the recent discussion surrounding Marketing Denial Orders (MDO) for flavored vape products, we’re seeking partners to join an independent study to help your products through PMTA. Together, we can solve the FDAs flavor problem. Read more by pressing here…

The cost to participate and benefit from the survey is US$15,000 per participating company, or included free with 10 or more PMTA part 1s.

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