Nicotine and Tobacco Product Assessment Services and Fees

NicoTAR services can be provided by facility personnel:

  • Assistance in the selection, design, and execution of NicoTAR experiments
  • Assistance in processing and interpreting NicoTAR data
  • Training and instruction for all users

A wide range of NicoTAR assays is available, including:

  • Nicotine analysis in combustible tobacco products, smokeless tobacco products, shisha, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products (including patches, gums, lozenges, etc.)
  • Nicotine analysis in Mainstream (MS) and Sidestream (SS) tobacco smoke
  • Nicotine analysis in e-cigarette vapor or solutions/cartridges
  • Nicotine analysis in indoor air (marker of secondhand exposure)
  • Measurement of particulates (PM2.5 and PM10) in indoor air (markers of secondhand exposure)
  • Nicotine analysis on deposited surfaces (marker of thirdhand exposure)
  • PGVG concentration determination in e-cigarette solutions/cartridges
  • Flavoring identification (qualitative) and menthol (quantification)  in e-cigarette solutions/cartridges
  • Nicotine salt identification in e-cigarette solutions/cartridges
  • TSNA’s analysis in e-cigarette solutions/cartridges and tobacco products  
  • Cotinine and trans-3'-hydroxycotinineanalysis in urine, saliva, and plasma (markers of exposure)
  • NNAL analysis in urine (markers of exposure)
  • Carbon monoxide measurement in exhaled breath (verification of smoking status)
  • Moisture in tobacco product
  • Cigarette ventilation and pressure drop
  • Cigarette paper porosity
  • pH in e-cigarette solutions/cartridges
  • Density in e-cigarette solutions/cartridges
  • Air-liquid interface systems to expose cell lines to tobacco smoke and e-cigarette vapors
  • Systems for whole body exposure of small animals to secondhand tobacco smoke
  • Metal Testing (Pb, Ni, Cr, and Cd) in whole tobacco, e-liquids, and Urine
  • E.L.I.S.A. to determine cytokine concentration in media or THC concentration in urine
  • Planning and collaboration for specialized experimental procedures specific to current human subject studies, both clinical and non-clinical.

Qualified users enjoy 24 hours / 7 days a week open access to:

  • All equipment
  • Data processing facilities: PCs

Hourly Charge Rates for Service and Usage 

Please contact Dr. Goniewicz at maciej.goniewicz@roswellpark.org for detailed charge rates. Investigators are billed on a monthly basis for equipment use and services provided.

Scheduling and Ordering

Investigators should contact Dr. Maciej Goniewicz at maciej.goniewicz@roswellpark.org before submitting any samples, to discuss the assay required and timeframe for competition of requested tasks.

Investigators should contact Noel Leigh at noel.leigh@roswellpark.org for scheduling information, including use of the GC-NPD, GC-MS, GC-QTOF, LC-MS/MS, AAS, smoking rooms, smoking machines or workstations.