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Arcus Reinforces Scientific Credentials

Arcus Compliance, a leading compliance company, has recruited a vape industry veteran to ‘reinforce its scientific credentials’

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Arcus Compliance, a leading compliance company, has recruited a vape industry veteran to ‘reinforce its scientific credentials’. The top vape industry regulatory compliance firm is ‘levelling up’ its in house expertise with the appointment of Dr Rikas Ghai as its newest Scientific Lead.

Arcus Compliance says: “Not only has Dr Ghai achieved major academic success, holding a BSc (Hons) in Physiology with Biochemistry, an MSc in Drug Chemistry and a PhD in Organic Chemistry, but he also possesses more than a decade of industry experience.

“Prior to joining Arcus, he has been operating in the tobacco and vape spheres since 2012 - most recently serving as the Senior Analytical Chemist for the vape arm of Elite Mobile.”

Robert Sidebottom, Managing Director of Arcus Compliance, said the appointment of Dr Ghai aligns with the company’s mission to deliver the ‘best compliance services to the worldwide vape sector’.

Sidebottom said: “Dr Ghai is a much welcome addition to the team and his deep well of scientific and sector specific knowledge will no doubt prove an invaluable tool as we help our clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape.

“Growing concerns over youth access and illicit vapes are pushing the industry into a new era of compliance and we are committed to ensuring the brands we work with are meeting their legal obligations – as Scientific Lead, Dr Ghai is critical in achieving this.”

In his new role, Dr Ghai will be focused on maintaining Arcus Compliance’s success with Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTA) submissions – a process companies have to go through to sell vape goods in the USA.

He will also be responsible for ensuring that notifications made to regulatory bodies across the UK and Europe remain at the ‘very highest standards’.

Lee Bryan, CEO of Arcus Compliance, said: “We are delighted to further reinforce our scientific credentials with the appointment of Dr Rikas Ghai.

“He brings a wealth of experience and will assist us in consolidating our position as the leading vape compliance company in Europe and the USA.”

Speaking on his new role, Dr Ghai said: “I’m excited to help build upon Arcus Compliance’s scientific knowledge and expertise to continue the excellent work they conduct for TPD, TRPR and PMTA submissions.”

Arcus Compliance has been building a research report into the enforcement of the vape sector for the past six months. The report draws on exclusive FOI data, real-world case studies and expert interviews. The full findings are to be released over the coming months.

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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