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By Alex Lyness

January 20, 2022

West has recently collaborated with a research team at the University of Washington (UW) led by Professor Shyam Gollakota to develop a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose.

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By Gabrielle Gehron

January 11, 2022

Automation is quickly becoming a major part of the world in which we live. From consumer applications like microwaves and automobiles, to use in large-scale factories that produce everything from dollar-store hair accessories to autopilot-driven aircrafts, automation surrounds us. This is a good thing – the products we use benefit from the increased quality, consistency, and productivity provided by automated systems. 

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By Mike Ulman

January 06, 2022

While medications can provide life-saving solutions to patients, they can also result in harm to medical personnel who might suffer unintended exposure to potent drugs. The seemingly simple act of placing a syringe needle into a septum-sealed vial can result in inadvertent needle-sticks, with potential drug exposure. Additionally, the transfer of potent chemotherapeutic drugs can result in fugitive droplets or volatilization of the drugs and therefore personnel exposure.

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By Eecho Wang

December 28, 2021

We are excited to share that West has been named the winner for Excellence in Fill & Finish at the Asia Pacific Vaccine Excellence Awards 2021 (AVEA 2021).

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By Catriona Kennedy

December 22, 2021

Since our Eschweiler’s site founding in 1960 as Pharma-Gummi, we have been helping to support our overall company mission to ensure the development and delivery of lifesaving, life-enhancing medicines for patients around the world. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have a special role to play: through these challenging times, vaccine developers have trusted West as a partner of choice to help protect their sensitive biomolecules. If you’ve ever been vaccinated, or if you or a loved one has ever needed to take an injected medicine, you’ve probably encountered a West product.

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By JiaMin Boo

December 15, 2021

For injectable drug product package systems, seals are considered to be secondary package components. Though not in direct contact with drug products, they perform critical functions such as: Maintain an integral sterile seal by holding the stopper firmly in place, protect the injection site on the stopper and provide evidence of tampering (dependent on seal design).