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By Erik Anderson

October 21, 2021

The need for advanced containment solutions, and novel fill-finish processing to enable implementation of these solutions, continues to grow as more complex drug products enter multiple pipelines. As biotech companies develop these complex drug products, the integration of product and process knowledge is crucial to delivering product safety, quality, identity, potency, and purity. And as biotech companies seek partners to help accelerate their development processes, West is committed to leading multi-disciplined, high-performance teams in developing optimal fill-finish solutions for novel packaging and container systems. This dynamic partnership is well-illustrated by the following case study.

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By Marisa Leuzzi

October 13, 2021

We are pleased to present the newly designed Westpharma.com. Our passion for customers goes beyond just the products and services we offer. Our website redesign brings to life our 90+ years of expertise and focuses on simplifying our customers journey to help them find the right solutions for their drug packaging and delivery challenges. Take a fresh look at how our solutions can help you.

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By Page McAndrew PhD

September 16, 2021

Development of vaccines for COVID-19 and its variants continues to present challenges such as accelerated timelines. Since there is not the usual time available for selection, evaluation, and qualification of the package and delivery systems, risks must be mitigated at every phase. For vaccines packaged in prefilled syringes, use of an elastomer plunger laminated with FluroTec® film can help.

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By Gillian Power

September 14, 2021

In July, the western states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany experienced devastating floods caused by days of extreme rainfall. Our Eschweiler and Stolberg production sites and Kiefernweg Campus were not directly impacted; however, the communities were heavily affected. While we are thankful that none of our team members were injured, we empathize with many of them who are dealing with damage to their homes and personal property, as well as trauma caused by such a devastating event.

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By Tara Haarlander

September 10, 2021

One of the challenges of sharing technical content is making the material engaging and easily digestible to many different types of learners. It must not only be scientifically accurate, but also needs to capture and keep the attention of the intended audience. The Knowledge Center on West’s website is a valuable repository of written and presented materials, created by the experts who develop and test our products. It is also now home to the Learning Center, a section of the Knowledge Center that shares information on a more introductory level, aimed at new employees or companies that are new to packaging. In an effort to continue enhancing our website content, we are now also starting to add new types of media. In the age of podcasts and vlogs (video blogs), we understand that video and audio are just as helpful (maybe more so!) for people trying to grasp a new concept.

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By Anthony Bucci Ph.D.

September 02, 2021

Have you ever faced the need to identify a primary package for your drug product, but do not know where to start? Are you faced with tight timelines and component data constraints when evaluating stoppers, seals, and vials for container closure systems (CCS)? Do you need the right data for regulatory filing to support the choice of CCS for your drug product?