IGEN + Chemular

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Streamline Compliance

Chemular and IGEN are teaming up to develop an innovative CaaS platform aimed at the success and growth of emerging businesses in tobacco and other highly regulated industries.

(January 29, 2024, Hudson, MI) We are pleased to announce a newly formed strategic alliance between Chemular, a leading provider of regulatory and compliance solutions to the tobacco, nicotine, and medical device industry, and IGEN, developers of a widely used platform designed to navigate compliance and reporting requirements in heavily regulated industries. The two entities are creating a new, best-in-class Compliance as a Service (CaaS) platform focused on streamlining the burden of compliance for small- to medium-sized companies who need turnkey solutions for PACT Act, Excise Tax Reporting and Registration Services.

“The time and effort required to stay compliant with federal, state, and local laws is increasingly burdensome for small- to mid-sized companies in regulated categories,” says Jason Carignan, Chief Commercial Officer of Chemular. “Except for larger players, most companies don’t have a dedicated Compliance Officer who can ensure every regulatory detail is addressed so their products can stay on the market—especially in industries like ours, where the rules change rapidly. Chemular, now powered by the IGEN backbone, will be able to significantly scale its turnkey compliance service offering to a growing portfolio of tobacco manufacturers and distributors.”

In addition to saving time, utilizing the new CaaS platform can provide regulated companies with many other benefits, including:

  • Streamlined remittance and reporting for Excise Tax, PACT Act, state registrations, and license capture.
  • Optimized growth opportunities by allowing employees and leadership to focus on what they do best: developing products and services.
  • Avoiding penalties with scaled compliance efforts that easily adapt to new markets with potentially different laws and regulations as the company grows.
  • Reducing risk by monitoring real-time data and evolving regulations, while establishing automated procedures that can minimize errors and detect fraud.

Failure to adhere to compliance guidelines can be costly for companies, leading to large fines and expensive sanctions, regulatory scrutiny, and loss of trust in the marketplace. In some cases, non-compliant companies can have their products removed from store shelves, giving space to competitors who were able to better adjust to changing regulations.

“Compliance can be a long-term strategic advantage yet most emerging businesses don’t have the resources and expertise to keep up with the growing complexity in regulatory requirements,” says Ryan Padget, President of IGEN. “We’re excited to bring our technology to Chemular, whose clients are regularly faced with regulatory hurdles, like PACT and excise tax reporting. This is just the beginning for our partnership—one that we see as a win for the industry as a whole.”

Along with this announcement, the Chemular and IGEN teams will be appearing at the tobacco industry’s largest tradeshow, TPE24, providing resources and education to the show’s retail attendees. Chemular will be hosting the “Fortify Your Future” educational sessions of the show from 1/30/24 to 1/31/24 and will be available to speak with attendees at their second-floor meeting room located next to the educational session.

Companies interested in becoming compliant or streamlining their current processes can visit www.chemular.com for more information.

About Chemular

Founded in 2015 by a group of industry and FDA experts in tobacco, nicotine, medical devices, and compliance, Chemular is a highly focused regulatory consulting group dedicated to the tobacco space. Their team of tobacco-specific toxicologists, chemists, clinical trial experts, project managers and affiliated companies are leading and shaping the market with a full range of regulatory and manufacturing solutions, specializing in areas like raw material distribution, regulatory consulting, product development, and complete or partial assistance with PMTA submissions, EU TPD filings, PACT act compliance, and SDS sheet creations. Chemular has an established global reach that includes North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information or to connect with Chemular, please visit www.chemular.com.

About IGEN

As a top compliance software company, IGEN empowers businesses in heavily regulated industries to gain visibility into compliance activities and navigate the regulatory landscape seamlessly. IGEN's comprehensive compliance platform, ComplyIQ, is the complete toolkit for reducing redundancy and risk, while managing compliance implications across the organization. ComplyIQ offers tools for preparing and reconciling compliance data, managing licenses, calculating taxes, reporting PACT & excise, and more. Explore more at www.complyiq.io.

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