Previous Blogs

CCI with West Ready Pack Systems

By Jia Min Boo

November 10, 2022

Ensuring the sterility of sterile medicinal products has always been one of the key concerns of drug manufacturers, due to the dire health implications it could have on the patients, as well as the potential for costly product recalls. The importance of control strategies to ensure sterile drug products has also been reiterated by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The European Medicines Agency (EMA) in their respective guidelines:

  • FDA – Sterile Drug Products Produced by Aseptic Processing – Current Good Manufacturing Practice
  • EU GMP Annex 1 Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products

Daikyo CZ Prefillable Syringes

By Eric Kurtz

October 28, 2022

Daikyo Crystal Zenith® (CZ) Pre-Fillable Syringe (PFS) systems were designed to maintain purity, integrity, and efficacy of premium biopharmaceutical therapies. The system minimizes the potential contamination issues associated with glass and helps to reduce the risk of product interactions, delays in development and scale up, and possible recalls. As an extension of the existing 1mL Long Insert Needle Barrel Assembly, West and Daikyo are proud to introduce the new 2.25mL Insert Needle (IN), providing drug manufacturers a larger volume option for the next generation of autoinjectors for at-home therapies.

multi dose vials

By Mary Tan

October 12, 2022

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of multi-dose vials. First, multi-dose vials can create efficiency and reduce packaging waste when vaccines are administered to large populations. For example, both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines provide multiple doses per vial to maximize the number of people vaccinated as quickly as possible. Secondly, multi-dose vials enable dosing flexibility to a diverse group of patients with different dosages dependent on patient age/weight. This also applies to the animal health sector to accommodate the large diversity across different species, dosage differences, and use of various needle gauge sizes.

Employee Engagement at West

By Betse Humphrey

September 29, 2022

It’s a brave new world for employers. These days, people want more from their employer than a steady job and a paycheck. Today’s employees yearn to connect with a company that aligns with their values, provides a clear and direct strategy, and gives purpose to their work.

Camp Victory Treehouse

By Kayla Sutter

September 22, 2022

We are excited to announce that thanks to the overwhelming support of our team members over the last 18 years, West’s donations to Camp Victory have now surpassed the $1 Million dollar mark!
Camp Victory, “a special place for special children,” is a camp located in Millville, PA (near West’s Jersey Shore and Williamsport sites) that serves as a fun camp retreat for children living with chronic health challenges. While at Camp Victory, a specialized staff ensures the children receive the greatest possible care, support and personal growth, while having much fun and making many friends.
Camp Victory hosted its first group of campers in 1994 and has grown steadily into the impressive facility and program it is today and has hosted over 30,000 overnight campers and counselors. Daily activities for campers include a variety of options, including archery, waterfront, challenge course, arts and crafts, and much more.