West's Global Communications Team

March 19, 2015

West Wins in Four Categories at the 2015 CMO Leadership Awards

On March 18 in NYC, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. was recognized as a leading Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) among emerging biotech companies (EBT) at the 2015 CMO Leadership Awards.

Based on industry research conducted by Nice Insights, West ranked in the top 10% by EBT companies in the following perception categories:

  • Innovation—delivering on agreed objectives
  • Quality—indicating that the company is reputable and compliant
  • Productivity—treating a project as if it was the company’s own
  • Regulatory—meeting all project milestones and timelines

“West is honored to receive this recognition from our customers,” said Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems. “West partners with drug manufacturers to improve the lives of patients by designing and manufacturing innovative, high-quality drug packaging and delivery systems, that bring drugs from concept to the patient more efficiently, reliably and safely. The emerging biotech customers are among our customers who are seeking the highest quality of product to ensure the packaging, delivery and manufacture of their product is done in a way to maintain the highest levels of drug purity possible, given the sensitive nature of biologic drugs, so we are particularly gratified to receive this recognition.”

The CMO Leadership Award was developed by Life Science Leaders Magazine after hearing from readership about their struggles in vetting CMO partners. Winning a 2015 CMO Leadership Award reflects the fact that executives responsible for making or influencing outsourcing decisions at pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies identified West as a leading CMO.

In addition to West’s overall focus on providing a comprehensive range of packaging and delivery solutions to our customers, West also provides contract development and manufacture through its contract manufacturing team—a process driven, global contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical and medical devices. With eight locations in North America and Europe, West's contract manufacturing team is focused on serving the needs of healthcare companies by providing a single-sourced solution from product conceptualization and rapid prototyping through high-volume manufacturing and final packaging.

The CMO Leadership Award ceremony occurs annually in New York City. This year’s event took place during Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies (DCAT) Week, of which West was a key sponsor.