Paul Cummings

As Principal Scientist, Paul assists Smithers analytical services lab located in Akron in the development and execution of extractables and leachables studies for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and food industries. Paul  also provide chemistry support to Smithers' existing analytical and physical testing laboratories.

Expertise: Analytical Services

Paul's specialty areas of expertise include mass spectrometry with a significant background in small molecule structure elucidation. He also has extensive experience in extractables and leachables and other areas of packaging testing such as container closure integrity.

Paul brings over 40 years of experience in chemistry and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently he was a Research Fellow and Manager of Trace Organic Analysis for Intertek Pharmaceutical Services. He has also worked at West Pharmaceutical Services, Drugscan, GlaxoSmithKline, and Merck.

Qualifications and Accreditations

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science Degree in Analytical Organic Chemistry from Villanova University. He also served his country in the United States Army.
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