West in the News

Welcome to West in the News! Here you will find a variety of articles featuring or authored by West industry experts, who share their insight on hot topics such as CCI, extractables and leachables, quality and more.

Biospectrum India hosts Biospectrum Excellence Awards 2020
Featuring West
Published by BioSpectrum, March 2021

West Pharmaceutical gets $500,000 for site expansion, the project must create Lenoir jobs
Featuring West
Published by Kinston Free Press, February 2021

IBM, NextEra Energy, and West Pharmaceutical Join the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats
Featuring West
Published by Barron's, January 2021

Edgecam Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Tool Production
Featuring West
Published by Modern Machine Shop, January 2021

Cooling off: Protecting Moisture Sensitive Drugs with Lyophilization
By Dr. Heike Kofler
Published by EPM Magazine, January 2021

Pearls for selecting a syringe for intravitreal injection 
Featuring Daikyo Crystal Zenith Syringes
Published by Ophthalmology Times,December 2020

Lyophilization Services for Biopharmaceuticals Market Predicted to Accelerate the Growth by 2018-2028 
Featuring Ready Pack System
Published by Factory Gate,December 2020

Local Nonprofit Provides Toys And Aid To Area Military Families For Christmas 
Featuring West Pharmaceutical Services, Jersey Shore, PA location
Published by TheChattanoogan.com,December 2020

West Pharmaceutical expanding to ramp up fight against COVID-19 
Featuring Marty Miller and Eric Haman
Published by Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 2020

From "Approved" to "Available" - Innovations in Scaling Parenteral Drug Manufacturing 
Featuring West
Published by PharmaAdvancement, December 2020

Keep it honest: The importance of container closure integrity
By Fran DeGrazio
Published by Med-Tech Innovation, December 2020

Shift Towards Precision Medicines Forcing Innovation in Oncology Drug Development
Featuring Victoria Morgan
Published by CPhI Online, October 2020

Polymer Syringe Considerations for Drug Applications and Administration
By Tibor Hlobik
Published by OnDrugDelivery, October 2020

What you need to know about analytical testing for drug-device combinations
Featuring Jen Riter
Published by Drug Delivery Business News, October 2020

Scientific Management of Pharmaceutical Container Closure & Delivery Device Compatibility
By Diane Paskiet
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, October 2020

Primary Packaging Considerations Amid COVID-19 Vax Urgency
Featuring Fran DeGrazio
Published by Contract Pharma, October 2020

Reconfiguring Fill/Finish Inspection to Meet COVID-19 Vaccine Goals
Featuring Andy Polywacz
Published by BioPharm International, October 2020

Journey as an Innovative, Transformative Solutions Provider in the Global Healthcare Industry
By Silji Abraham
Published by Pharma Bio World, September 2020

Wearable Injectors: Latest Devices & Recent Trends
Featuring SmartDose drug delivery platfrom
Published by OnDrugDelivery, p.6, September 2020

Easing Patient Experience with Innovative Large-Volume Wearables
Featuring Victoria Morgan
Published by OnDrugDelivery, p.38, September 2020

Q&A West Pharmaceuticals: The Essentials of Contract Manufacturing
Featuring Patrick Malone
Published by European Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, September 2020

Combination Products - Development Challenges & Solutions
Featuring Aileen Ruff
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, September 2020

Combination Products - Development Challenges & Solutions
By Tom McLean
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, September 2020

Partnering with CMOs
By Patrick Malone
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, August 2020

Aughnacliffe’s Kevin O’Connell Ditches the Car and Raises Important Funds for Diabetes Ireland
Featuring Kevin O'Connell
Published by Longford Leader, August 2020

Synergistic Relations
Featuring Fran DeGrazio
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Sourcer, July 2020

AccelTRA Component Case Study: Reducing Lead Time and Optimizing Cost
Featuring West's AccelTRA
Published by Express Pharma India, July 2020 

Do extractables and leachables affect combination product development?
By Jen Riter
Published by Medical Plastic News, July 2020 

West Pharmaceutical employee is a Penn College apprenticeship success
Featuring West
Published by Northcentralpa.com, July 2020

West Pharmaceutical Services
Featuring David Montecalvo
Published by Manufacturing Today, July 2020

NOW UNLOCKED: Meet all our 2020 Minority Business Leader Award winners
Featuring Silji Abraham
Published by Philadelphia Business Journal, July 2020

Healthcare Packaging
Featuring Mike Kobashi
Published by Packaging Digest, July 2020

Contractors Balance Increased Demand During COVID-19
Featuring Cindy Reiss-Clark
Published by BioPharm International, July 2020

COVID-19: Shoring Up the Drug Delivery Infrastructure
Featuring Cindy Reiss-Clark
Published by BioPharm International, July 2020

Indian Ancillary Manufacturers Assure Uninterrupted Supply of Materials related to COVID-19 Vaccine
Featuring Alagu Subramaniam
Published by Express Pharma, June 2020

EPM Speaks to West Pharmaceutical Services about the essentials in contract manufacturing and the trends affecting manufacturing
Featuring Patrick Malone
Published by EPM Magazine, June 2020

Kevin ditches the car and runs to work for Diabetes Ireland
Featuring Kevin O'Connell
Published by Independent Westmeath, June 2020

Smartdose®  Gen.II 10 ml from West: the answer for large dose volumes
Featuring SmartDose Gen. II 10mL
Published by The Pharmaceutical Post, p.10, June 2020

New Elastomer Formulation at West
Featuring Laurent Frechin
Published by The Pharmaceutical Post, p.28, June 2020

Better Connected: The Value of Connected Drug Delivery
Featuring Lawton Laurence
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, June 2020

Ready-to-Use and Development Services Grow with Injectable Market
Featuring Jen Riter
Published by Healthcare Packaging, June 2020

CFO of the Year Awards: Announcing the 2020 Honorees
Featuring Bernard Birkett
Published by Philadelphia Business Journal, June 2020

No Product is an Island
Featuring Mike Schaefers
Published by The Medicine Maker, June 2020

Pharmaceutical Packaging Trends
By Tom Podesta
Published by Contract Pharma, June 2020

Food Bank of Puerto Rico, partners distribute $1M in food, vouchers, gift cards
Featuring West
Published by News Is My Business; June 2020

Mary's Kitchen receives $25,000 donation from West Pharmaceutical
Featuring Mike Fisher,
Published by ENCMoments.com; May 2020

West Pharma puts in place Global & Regional Pandemic Preparedness protocols to assess business impact
Featuring Alagu Subramaniam,
Published by PharmaBiz.com, May 2020

Elite 2020 Leader of the Future Julie D'Ascenzo of West Pharmaceutical Services
Featuring Julie D'Ascenzo
Published by PM360, May 2020

"We are increasing our inventory to select raw materials to minimize supply disruption"
Featuring Stewart Campbell
Published by Biospectrum Asia, pg. 34, May 2020

Creating Value in Drug Delivery
Featuring Mike Schaefers
Published by European Business, May 2020

UPDATE: Medtech contract manufacturers make it work during a pandemic
Featuring West's Contract Manufacturing team
Published by Medical Design & Outsourcing, April 2020

Product Focus: Advancements in Drug Delivery
Featuring West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, April 2020

Medtech Innovation and Adaptation in a Changing Pharmaceutical Landscape
By West's Tom McLean
Published by MPO Magazine, April 2020

Hundreds of manufacturing businesses in Cornwall team up against coronavirus
Featuring West's Bodmin Site
Published by CornwallLive, April 2020

DHL Global Forwarding Partners the Healthcare Industry to Fight Against Covid-19
By West's Tom McLean
Published by American Journal of Transportation, April 2020

West Injects Market with new medical containment products
Featuring West's AccelTRA Component Program & West 4040/40 Components
Published by Rubber & Plastic News, March 2020

A Rapidly Changing Landscape
By West's Tom McLean
Published by PMPS Magazine, February 2020

The Importance of an Analytical Testing Strategy for Combination Products
By West's Daniel Bantz
Published by Pharmaceutical Online, February 2020

A Vial Container Closure System Performance Optimization Case Study Using Comprehensive Dimensional Stack-Up Analyses
By Anthony Bucci, Le Ho, Lauren Orme and Qingyu Zeng
Published by PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, February 2020

Time Temperature Superposition Evaluation and Modeling for Container Closure System's Seal Performance at Low Temperatures
By West's Qingyu Zeng, Anthony Bucci and Le Ho
Published by PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, January 2020

How Human Factors Created a New Generation of Drug-Delivery Devices
Featuring West's SmartDose® Gen. I Platform and Eric Resnick
Published by Medical Design & Outsourcing p.12, January 2020

5 Challenges of Closed System Transfer Devices
By West's Cathy Zhao, PhD and Allison Radwick, PhD
Published by The PDA Letter, January 2020

Top Pharma Industry Predictions for 2020
Featuring West's David Montecalvo
Published by Pharma Manufacturing, January 2020

New Products and Services: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Featuring West's NovaPure® 3 mL Cartridge Components & SmartDose® Gen. II Delivery Platform
Published by Medical Design Briefs, January 2020

How human factors created a new generation of drug delivery devices
Featuring West's Eric Resnick
Published by Medical Design and Outsourcing, November 2019

Diversity in medtech is up: This top West executive has seen it
Featuring West's Karen Flynn
Published by Medical Design and Outsourcing, November 2019

"Speed to Market is a Key Focus Area for Us"
Featuring West's Alagu Subramaniam
Published by Biospectrum India, November 2019

Integrating Patient's Voice into Drug Delivery Systems
Featuring West's Mike Schaefers
Published by in-Pharma Technologist, November 2019

Delivery Service
By West's Victoria Morgan
Published by Med-Tech Innovation News p. 26-27, November 2019

West Launches Two New Product Offerings
Featuring West's Karen Flynn, NovaPure® Cartridge Components & SmartDose® Gen. II Drug Delivery Platform 
Published by Contract Pharma, October 2019

Formulation and Development Considerations for Biologics
Featuring West's Janina Lehmann
Published by PharmaTech, October 2019

The Perfect Pair
By West's Amy Miller and Daniel Bantz
Published by Medical Plastic News Magazine, October 2019

Simplifying the Process of Developing Prefilled Syringes
By West's Tibor Hlobik
Published by OnDrugDelivery, October 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Wearables, Connectivity & Patient-Centric Designs Empower Self-Administration
Featuring West's Aileen Ruff
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, September 2019

How Large-Volume Wearables Are Revolutionising the Patient Experience
By West's Victoria Morgan
Published by On Drug Delivery, September 2019

Four Pitfalls to Avoid When Packaging Injectable Drug Products
By West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Contract Pharma, September 2019

Preparing for a Growing Biologics Market
Featuring West's Cindy Reiss-Clark
Published by BioPharm International, August 2019

How to Develop Wearable Medical Devices
By West's Tom McClean
Published by Medical Plastics News p.29, July-August 2019

Time Temperature Superposition Evaluation and Modeling for Container Closure System′s Seal Performance at Low Temperatures
By West's Qingyu Zeng, Anthonly Bucci and Le Ho
Published by PDA Journal, July 2019

Knowledge Sharing in the Development and Delivery of Biologics
By West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Contract Pharma, July 2019

Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
By West's Chris Evans & Christian Eichhorn
Published by Medical Design Briefs, June 2019

Revisiting the End: A Packaging and Sterilization Update
Featuring Brandon McKee
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, June 2019

Assessing and Navigating Testing for Parenteral Packaging and Delivery Systems
By West's Jennifer Riter
Published by Pharmind, May 2019

Special Feature: Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Manufacturing: Flexibility for Faster Development
Featuring West's Karen Flynn
Published by Drug Development & Delivery p. 46, May 2019

Product Focus: The Drug Delivery Link
Featuring West's Erin O'Brien
Published by Pharma Manufacturing, May 2019

What's the Latest in Drug-Delivery Devices?
Featuring West's Eric Resnick
Published by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, May 2019

West Expands Presence in South Korea, India
Featuring West and West's Karen Flynn
Published by Rubber & Plastic News, May 2019

USP 1207 and the Future of CCI Testing
Featuring West's Diane Paskiet
Published by PDA Letter, May 2019

Altering Patient Treatment: How SC Delivery Can Help Patients Manage Chronic Conditions
By West's Victoria Morgan
Published by OnDrugDelivery, May 2019

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. opened its new Digital Technology Center (DTC) in Bengaluru, India
Featuring West's Silji Abraham
Published by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, April 2019

Rising to the Challenge of Biologic Drug Formulation
Featuring West's Victoria Morgan
Published by PharmaTech, March 2019

Drug Delivery Manufacturing Evolves to Keep Up with Intricate Therapies
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by in-Pharma Technologist, February 2019

Change is in the Air for Packaging Components
Featuring West's Cathy Zhao
Published by The PDA Letter, February 2019

The Elderly Are the Future
By West's Erin O'Brien & Chris Evans
Published by The Medicine Maker, February 2019

Assessment of Extractable Elements from Elastomers
By West's Diane Paskiet, Crystal Kraft, Erica Tullo, Jeff Hunter and Diego Zurbriggen
Published by PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, January/February 2019

A Case Study to Address a Gap in the Device-to-Vial Interface Stopper Push-in by Chemo Spikes
By Xia (Cathy) Zhao, Le Ho, Daniel Bantz, Doug Hostetler and Liang Fang
Published by PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, January/February 2019

Modeling the Permeation Rates of Organic Migrants through a Fluoropolymer Film
By West's Liang Fang and Cathy Zhao
Published by PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, January/February 2019

What’s ahead for the drug delivery market in 2019?
Featuring West's Cindy Reiss-Clark
Published by Drug Delivery Business News, January 2019

Model Protein Adsorption on Polymers Explained by Hansen Solubility Parameters
By West's Liang Fang, Ranjana Singh, Lloyd Waxman and Cathy Zhao
Published by Journal of  Pharmaceutical Sciences, January 2019

An Overview of Container Closure Integrity
By West's Qingyu Zeng
Published by The PDA Letter, January 2019

Top Pharma Manufacturing Predictions for 2019
Featuring West's David Montecalvo
Published by Pharmacuetical Manufacturing, January 2019

Container and Reconstitution Systems for Lyophilized Drug Products
By West's Doug Hostetler, Page McAndrew and Fran DeGrazio
Published by Springer Protocols, Lyophilization of Pharmaceuticals and Biologics, December 2018

Outlook 2019/Scrip 100
Featuring West's Milagro Lopez
Published by Pharma Intelligence, November 2018

Developing Products with Simplicity & Functionality in Mind
Featuring West's Eric Resnick
Published by Drug Development  & Delivery, September 2018

E&L Risk Assessment for Biologic Drug Products
Featuring West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, August 2018

Trends in injectable drug packaging and delivery
By West's Alagu Subramaniam
Published by Packaging South Asia, July 2018

Selecting Primary Packaging for Parenterals
Featuring West's Carl Dabruzzi
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, July 2018

Particle Pressures
Featuring West's Diane Paskiet
Published by Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology, July 2018

Wearable devices are changing the paradigm in drug dispensing
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharmaceutical Commerce, July 2018

Transformation: Is the Industry Ready?
Featuring West's Chris Evans
Published by PharmaVoice , June 2018

Getting the Supply Chain Right for Biologics
By West's Scott Young
Published by World Pharma Today, May 2018

Drug Delivery: the Human Factor
Featuring West's Royce Brockett
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing , May 2018

Prefilled Syringes and Parenteral Manufacturing: Drug and Packaging Ensure Safety, Compatibility, and Stability
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, May 2018

Five Considerations for Biologics
By West's Mike Treadaway
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing , April/May 2018

Delivery High-Concentration Protein Formulations
Featuring West's Erin O'Brien and SelfDose™ Patient-Controlled Injector
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, p.17, April 2018

Wearable Injection Devices Address Delivery Challenges
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by BioPharm International , April 2018

West, Stavanato Group Enter Ompi EZ-Fill Alliance
Featuring West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Published by Contract Pharma , April 2018

Working Toward 'Universal Connectivity' in Drug Delivery
Featuring West's Chris Evans
Published by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry,  March 2018

How patient focused drug delivery is affecting medical devices
By West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Medical Plastic News, February 2018

Trends in Prefilled Drug Delivery Devices
Featuring West's SelfDose™ Injector
Published by Packaging Europe, February 2018

3D Printers Revolutionise Pharmaceutical Packaging and Delivery
Featuring West's Chris Evans & Brian Costello
Published by Packaging Europe, February 2018

Pharmapack: Exploring Evolution and Revolution in Packaging and Drug Delivery
Featuring West's SelfDose Injector
Published by Packaging Europe, February 2018

Device Training - Maximizing Patient Adherence by Minimizing the Forgetting Curve
By West's Chris Evans
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, January/February 2018

Designing Smart Integrated Drug Delivery Systems
By West's Graham Reynolds
Published by International Pharmaceutical Industry p. 90, January 2018

The New Age
By West's Brian Lynch
Published by Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology (IPT) p. 44, January 2018

Formulation and Functional Considerations for Delivering Biologics in Prefilled Syringes
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, January 2018

Understanding Glass and Plastic Packaging in the South Asian Market
By West's Scott Young
Published by Packaging South Asia, December 2017

Delivering Biologics in Prefilled Syringes
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by BioPharm International, November 2017

How to ensure patient centricity in drug-delivery system design
By West's Kennedy Clark
Published by Medical Design & Outsourcing, page 98, November 2017

How to Address Unique Challenges with Generics and Process Scale-Up
By West's Eric Resnick
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, November/December 2017

The rise of quality by design for drug packaging components
By West's Erin O'Brien
Published by Manufacturing Chemist, November 2017

The changing paradigm in primary packaging of therapeutic proteins
By West's Susan M. Duance
Published by Contract Pharma, November 2017

Fostering Global Regulatory Collaboration in the Marketing of Combination Products
By West's Elena Mack and Kevin Lentz
Published by Contract Pharma, November 2017

Evolution of drug delivery system for better patient safety
By West's Alagu Subramaniam
Published by BioSpectrum Asia, November 2017

Primary Containment Trends in Lyophilization
By West's Sylvia Marzotko
Published by Contract Pharma, October 2017

Improving the intradermal administration of the polio vaccine
Featuring West's Intradermal Adapter
Published by Manufacturing Chemist Pharma, October 2017

Biologics & auto-injectors: How West Pharma designs for evolving trends in drug delivery
Featuring Graham Reynolds
Published by Drug Delivery Business News, October 2017

Keeping Up with a Shifting Regulatory Landscape: Understanding Quality by Design and its Impact on Total Cost of Ownership
Featuring Fran DeGrazio, Pg. 26
Published by International Pharmaceutical Industry, October 2017

Putting the patient first: Key points to help with patient adherence
By Fran DeGrazio
Published by EPM Magazine, September 2017

Special Feature - Injectable Drug Delivery: New Technologies Deliver Biologics & Differentiate Brands
Featuring Eric Resnick
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, September 2017

QbD for Drug Packaging and Delivery
By Fran DeGrazio
Published by PharmaTech, September 2017

Drug-Device Combination Development
Featuring Eric Resnick
Published by PharmaVoice, September 2017

The Importance of High-Quality Packaging Components in Today's Regulatory Environment
By Mike Schaefers
Published by Packaging Europe, August 2017

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. expansion, Mulhuddart, County Dublin, Ireland
Featuring West's Dublin, Ireland location
Published by Laboratory Design, August 2017

How Combination Product Manufacturers Improve Their Technology Through Process Scale-Up
By Eric Resnick
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, July 2017

Packaging for parenteral packaging components
By Simon Côté
Published by Packaging South Asia, July 2017

How can better delivery systems benefit drug manufacturers?
By Graham Reynolds
Published by World Pharma Today, July 2017

Integrating Patient Input into Drug Delivery System Development
By Kennedy Clark
Published by Medical Buyer, July 2017

Packaging Improves Medication Adherence
Featuring Graham Reynolds;
Published by PharmaTech, July 2017

West Pharmaceutical Services touts needle shield
Featuring West's Rigid Needle Shield
Published by Medical Design & Outsourcing, June 2017

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING - Delivery Market Success & ROI to Pharmaceutical Partners
By West's Mike Schaefers & Mike Treadaway
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, June 2017

Robots Package Parenteral Products
Featuring West's Simon Côté
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, May 2017

Injectable Delivery: Device Focus
By West's Chris Henshall
Published by On Drug Delivery, May 2017

Helping Patients Stay on their Medication Regimen with Integrated Drug Delivery Systems
By West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharma Bio World, April 2017

Modern Biologics require modern packaging
By West's Nicolas Brandes
Published by Bioscience Journal, April 2017

Putting the freeze on biologics
By West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Manufacturing Chemist, April 2017

5 Things Pharma Managers Need to Know About ISO 1900:2015
By West's Elena Mack
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, April 2017

DCAT Week '17 Q&A: Injectable Drug Delivery Trends
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Contract Pharma, March 2017

CMO Roundtable: What's Next for the Contract Manufacturing Industry
Featuring West's Mike Treadaway
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, March 2017

Trends in Pharmaceutical Packaging and Delivery
By West's Troy Player
Published by Pharma Focus Asia, March 2017

J&S Predominates in Grinding Upgrade
Features West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Ltd.
Published by Engineering Capacity, February 2017

Grinding Updates for Precision and Quality
Features West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Ltd.
Published by European Tool and Mould Making (ETMM), February 2017

How patient input has a impacted integrated drug delivery system development
Featuring West's Kennedy Clark
Published by Manufacturing Chemist, January 2017

Drug delivery advancements enabling self-care at home
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Express Pharma, January 2017

Applying New Approaches to Containment and Delivery of Diabetes Medications
By West's Kenneth Forssell
Published by World Pharma Today, January 2017

Packaging's Flexible, Patient-Centered Future
Featuring West's Fran DeGrazio, The SmartDose® Platform and Daikyo Crystal Zenith®
Published by Biopharmaceutical Packaging, January 2017