In recent years, polymer prefillable syringes (PFS) have grown in popularity and offer benefits such as greater design flexibility while ensuring a low rate of breakage throughout the value chain.
West is a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical and biologics industry for its proven expertise in designing and manufacturing high-quality, technologically advanced integrated containment and delivery systems for medicines that improve patient health.
Vial system components for pharmaceutical companies
Packaging components are an integral part of any drug product. West has more than 90 years’ experience in the production of stoppers and seals and can recommend ideal solutions for specific drug needs. In addition to high-quality elastomeric components, including the NovaPure® product line, West offers advanced processing options such as FluroTec® film and B2 coating, Westar® Ready-to-Sterilize washing, Westar® RU Ready-to-Use sterilization, and Envision® camera inspection.
West can further support customers’ efforts with analytical testing, which can range from large-scale extractable/leachable studies to container closure integrity (CCI) evaluation.
West provides reconstitution and administration systems to aid delivery in both home and hospital environments, as well as containment systems made from Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cyclic olefin polymer. The polymer provides an effective packaging alternative to glass, especially for sensitive biologics or drug products with low-temperature storage requirements.
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Integrated pharmaceutical delivery systems
West’s pharmaceutical delivery systems include the SmartDose® Technology Platform and the SelfDose® self-injector, which enable patients to self-administer injectable medicines at home.
West is partnering with HealthPrize Technologies on a connected health offering to improve and reward medication adherence. This partnership integrates injectable drug delivery systems with HealthPrize’s software-as-a-service medication adherence and patient engagement platform.
Prefillable cartridges and syringes, such as the Daikyo Crystal Zenith 1mL Insert Needle Syringe system, are ideal for many types of drugs, especially those used to treat chronic conditions.
West offers components for syringes and cartridges, as well as solutions that can be customized for specific applications. The company’s range of products works with injectable delivery systems, including basic vials, syringes and administration systems.
West Contract Manufacturing has more than 40 years of experience and eight facilities throughout North America and Europe. It is focused on serving the needs of healthcare companies by providing a single-source solution from product concept design and rapid prototyping, through to high-volume manufacturing, assembly, and final packaging for the production of drug delivery and diagnostic products.
West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and manufactures efficient, reliable and safe products used thoughout the global pharmaceutical drug supply.
Founded in 1923, West has become a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry. In order to provide support to clients globally, the company has offices in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
NovaPure® components are manufactured from West's modern elastomeric formulations and provide ultimate quality through industry-leading specifications that includes both visible and subvisible particles.
An increasing number of pharmaceuticals including vaccines, stem cells, and proteins require cold storage to maintain efficacy prior to use.
Legacy plungers, such as the West Pharmaceutical Services FluroTec® laminated plunger Article 2340 4023/50 Gray were originally developed for manual injections.
Following the announcement of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA I) in 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) office of generic drugs (OGD) was trying to manage a growing backlog of regulatory applications.
During the annual American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) meeting this year, principal scientific Liaison at USP Dr. Desmond Hunt spoke about the 'United States Pharmacopeia, Compendial Effort to Revisit Packaging Material Standards for Glass, Plastic, Elastomer, Metal and Other'.