The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Acceptance and Filing letters for E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), an independent, family-owned innovator of consumer-centric brands for its Leap and Leap Go vapor products. This notification moves the EAS products to the Substantive Review phase of the Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) process.
“This milestone represents an important step forward for EAS as we support our mission of producing high-quality vapor products that serve as an alternative to combustible cigarettes with our Leap and Leap Go vapor products,” said Jacopo D’Alessandris, president and CEO of EAS. “FDA Acceptance and Filing Letters are a testament to the strength and thoroughness of our applications, which we believe will meet FDA’s requirements. We want to thank FDA for the prompt turnaround on these materials given the challenging circumstances, and we look forward to partnering with the Agency as we move forward in the process.”
The Acceptance letters follow the administrative review of EAS’s filings to ensure that the submissions met the baseline criteria for review. The Filing Letters are the result of a preliminary scientific review that ensures that the applications include the necessary ingredients and health analyses. FDA will now conduct a Substantive Review to assess whether the Leap and Leap Go products are appropriate for the protection of public health. If successful, this phase will result in Marketing Orders from FDA authorizing the continued marketing and sale of these products.
“The Substantive Review is where our months of hard work assembling more than 100,000 pages of evidence will pay off in supporting our proposition that the Leap and Leap Go products are appropriate for the protection of public health,” said Chris Howard, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at EAS. “We are looking forward to continued collaboration with FDA in the weeks and months to come and remain optimistic that the PMTA process will result in Marketing Orders.”