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By Azra Baab

February 23, 2024

In the world of injection molding, experience, expertise, and a passion for sharing knowledge can transform careers and shape the future of the industry. Ron Barr, a seasoned Principal Process Engineer at West, is a testament to this philosophy. With a remarkable journey that began back in 1991 when he joined the workforce at the age of 19, Ron's story is an inspiration to aspiring professionals in the field.

Winners of Herman O. West Foundation Scholarship Reflect on Students Receiving $20,000 for Higher Education

By Abby Brooks

February 15, 2024

With employees’ students across the U.S. receiving $5,000 each year over four years, the Foundation fosters a culture of support for education and family at West.

Frequently Asked Questions on Glass for Packaging

By Abigail Hisler

February 06, 2024

In September 2023, Dr. Bettine Boltres, West’s contact for scientific affairs and technical solutions for glass, shared with us the most frequently asked questions that she encounters on glass-related topics. We are pleased to share Part 2 of the series where Dr. Boltres will share the remainder of the 10 most common questions she gets asked concerning glass vials.
You can read Part 1 of the series here.

Advancing Drug Delivery with FluroTec® 1.5 mL Cartridge Plungers

By Christa Jansen-Otten

February 02, 2024

The global pen injector and auto-injector markets have witnessed significant growth due to the increasing demand for self-administration of injectable drugs. Pen injectors and auto-injectors provide a user-friendly and convenient solution for patients to administer medications, contributing to improved patient compliance and overall healthcare outcomes. There are well established traditional market segments that use cartridge-based delivery systems, including dental local anesthesia and diabetes care, as well as human growth hormone and allergy therapies. However, there have been significant developments in the incorporation of cartridges in auto-injectors as supposed to the traditional syringe designs.

West Partners with DCU to Empower Students from Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Communities

By Catriona Kennedy

January 25, 2024

West and Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have formed a 4-year educational partnership that will provide 180 students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships and educational opportunities. The partnership with the DCU Access programme features the creation of a new annual €45,000 scholarship fund by West to run for four years.

West Singapore's Kayak Cleanup for a Sustainable, Compassionate Future

By Josephine Lim

January 18, 2024

At West, we are not only committed to helping create a healthier world, but also to being good stewards of a sustainable future. Partnering with Waterways Watch Society (WWS), West Singapore team recently set out on kayaks to participate in waste collection sessions, making a tangible impact on the water environment.