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Component Quality Begins With Design
By West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Medical Design and Outsourcing, October 2016

Protecting Parenterals in Primary Packaging
Featuring West's Nico Brandes
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, October 2016

Better Processing, High-Tech Automation and Employee Education
By West's Reinhold Zimmerman
Published by Manufacturing Chemist, September 2016

Parenteral Advisory:Outmoded Fill/Finish Technology
Features West's Simon Cote
Published by Biopharm International, September 2016

All Hands on Deck: Pharma Meets Packaging Challenges Head-On
Features West's Eric Resnick
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, September 2016

Injectable Medicines for Pets, Livestock
Features West's Ken Forssell (p. 56)
Published by International Animal Health Journal, September 2016

Special Feature- Injectable Drug Delivery: Key Trends Define Device Design Now & in the Future
Features West's Graham Reynolds,1-3mL NovaPure® Plungers and SmartDose® Technology Platform
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, September 2016

A QbD Approach to Mitigating Risk in Prefilled Syringes
By West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by PDA Letter, August 2016

Tapping into Quality by Design Principles for Drug Delivery Devices
Features West's Karen Flynn and 1-3mL NovaPure® Plungers
Published by Packaging Digest, August 2016

West’s 1-3mL NovaPure® plunger featured in Pharmamind
Features West's 1-3mL NovaPure® Plunger
Published by Pharmamind, August 2016

Incorporating the Patient Perspective: The Critical Role of Human Factors and Usability in Approving Medication Adherence
By West's Chris Evans
Published by International Pharmaceutical Industry, July 2016

Karen Flynn featured in July Issue of Express Pharma
Featuring West's Karen Flynn
Published by Express Pharma, July 2016

Emerging Medtech: Addressing Drug Delivery and Adherence Challenges in Chronic Disease Management
Featuring West's Chris Evans
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, June 2016

How To Achieve Excellence In A Biopharma Supply Chain
Featuring West's Andy Polywacz
Published by Life Science Leader, June 2016

What's New in Drug Delivery
Feature's West's Flip-Off® Seals
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, May 2016

Packaging the Future
By West's Mike Schaefers
Published by Medicine Maker, May 2016

SPECIAL FEATURE - Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing: Biologics Present a New Set of Challenges
Features West's Mike Schaefers and Prefilled Syringes
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, April 2016

Designing for Quality
By West's Mike Schaefers
Published by International Pharmaceutical Industry, April 2016

Celebrating Innovation
Features West's Chris Evans
Published by PharmaVoice, April 2016

New Age Storage Systems for Cell Therapy Products
By West's Vinod Vilivalam and Lloyd Waxman
Published by Express Pharma, April 2016

Electronic Wearable Injector a Reality
Features West's Karen Flynn, connected health, CZ and SmartDose
Published by BioSpectrum India, April 2016

West Promotes Resnick to Replace Retiring VP
Features West's Eric Resnick
Published by Rubber & Plastic News, April 2016

Selecting Stoppers for Moisture Sensitive Drug Products
By West's Heike Kofler
Published by Express Pharma, April 2016

From 'Wearables to Ther-Ables'
Features West's SelfDose, ConfiDose and SmartDose and West's Chris Evans
Published by Drug Store News, April 2016

West Pharma Plans to Restructure Packaging, Drug Delivery Business in India, Asia Pacific
Features West
Published by Pharmabiz, April 2016

Combination Products’ Influence on Patient Adherence
By West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, March 2016

Next-Generation Innovation
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, March 2016

Vials perform in ultra-cold storage for new Amgen therapy
Featuring West's John Paproski
Published by Pharmaceutical Packaging, March 2016

Seen in Anaheim: 3D Printing & Baxter's Little Sis
Featuring The Tech Group
Published by Design News, February 2016

Polymers, Glass, and Particulates:Choosing the Best Containment for Cutting-Edge Biologics
By West's Kevin Cancelliere
Published by OnDrug Delivery, February 2016

Thinking Inside-and Outside-the Box
Features West's Diane Paskiet
Published by Medicine Maker, February 2016

Importance of Packaging
By West's Eric Resnick
Published by Medical Packaging News, February 2016

Ready-to-use cartridges for flexible filling poised to meet biotech needs
Featuring West's Mike Schaefers
Published by PMPNews, February 2016

Chester County Briefs: DCCC Launches Bachelor Program, Great Valley Graduate Makes Forbes’ List, and West Pharmaceuticals Advances Training
Featuring West Pharmaceutical Services
Published by VISTA Today, January 2016

West and Noble to Improve Patient Education and Training for Self-Injection Systems
Featuring West Pharmaceutical Services
Published by American Pharmaceutical Review, January 2016

West & Noble's Self-Injection System Collaboration
Featuring West's SmartDose®
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, January 2016

Streamlining the Regulatory Review Process in Pharma: The Upcoming Transition to Electronic Common Technical Documents
Featuring West's Stephen LoCastro and Sharen Johnson
Published by Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, January 2016

Year in review: How 2015 Affected the Injectable Market and What to Expect in 2016
Featuring West's John Paproski and Karen Flynn
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, December 2015

Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs of 2015: Editors Picks
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds and the SmartDose® electronic wearable injector
Published by EPM Magazine, December 2015

Smart Medtech: The Smart Healthcare Environment
Featuring West's Chris Evans
Published by PharmaVOICE, November/December 2015

Innovators in the Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry
Features West's Karen Flynn
Published by Outsourced Pharma, December 2015

Sterile, High-quality Components for Increased Patient Safety
By West's Sylvia Marzotko
Published by Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology (IPT), October 2015

Trends and Advances in Parenteral Drug Administration
Featuring West's Kevin Cancelliere and Royce Brockett
Published by Contract Pharma, October 2015

Addressing Particles in Drug Packaging
Featuring West's Jen Riter and Andy Polywacz
Published by PMPNews, October 2015

Advantage, Pharma: Partnering with Packaging & Device Companies Earlier in the Drug Development Cycle
By West's Tibor Hlobik and Kevin Cancelliere
Published by ONdrugDelivery, October 2015

Pharmaceutical Packaging Trends eBook
By West's Mike Schaefers
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, October 2015

Sterilization of Injectable Components
Featuring West's Mike Schaefers
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, October 2015

Tapping into Apps
By West's Chris Evans
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer , October 2015

QbD: Ensuring Quality and Profitability for Drug Manufacturers
By West's Fran DeGrazio
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, October 2015

Summit looks at workforce issues facing county businesses
Featuring Karen Flynn
Published by Daily Local News, October 2015

Partnering to Address Particulates
Featuring West's Peggy Frandolig
Published by PharmaTech.com, October 2015

How Can Company's Meet Demands for Self-Care?
By Graham Reynolds
Published by PDA Letter, October 2015

Facility Profile-West Pharmaceutical Services
Featuring West's Scottsdale Facility
Published by Controlled Environments, September/October 2015

CPhI Innopack 2015
Featuring West, SmartDose®, Daikyo® RUV and Flip Off® Plus RU
Published by Doses, September 2015

Manufacturing Advances Benefit Medical Device Developers, Pharmaceutical Companies
By West's Eric Resnick
Published by Medical Design Technology, September 2015

Drug Packaging Systems for the Digital Health Era
By West's Nico Brandes
Published by On Drug Delivery, September 2015

SPECIAL FEATURE - Injection Devices: Manufacturers Focus on 21st Century Technology While Still Tackling Traditional Challenges
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Drug Development and Delivery, September 2015

Special Delivery
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds and Eric Resnick
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, September 2015

Thinking Ahead
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology, September 2015

Part 1 Q&A: Addressing Adherence Through Drug Delivery Device Design
Part 2 Q&A:Diagnosing the Design Drivers of Drug Delivery Devices
Featuring West's Chris Evans
Published by Medical Design Technology, August 2015

Drug Delivery Systems for Biopharmaceuticals
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by BioPharm International, August 2015

West on the Road: Episode #2 West's Clearwater Manufacturing Facility
Features West Employees as brand storytellers committed to delivering quality products to customers.

Local networks key to cracking emerging markets
By West's Mike Schaefers
Published by European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer (EPM) Magazine, August 2015

West on the Road: Episode #1 West's Clearwater Manufacturing Facility
Features West Employees as brand storytellers committed to delivering quality products to customers.

Trends in Drug-Delivery Devices
Featuring West's Chris Evans
Published by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, August 2015

West on the Road: Episode #3 West's Jersey Shore Manufacturing Facility
Features West Employees as brand storytellers committed to delivering quality products to customers.

West Pharmaceutical Services: A Seal of Quality
Featuring West's Warwick Bedwell
Published by Express Pharma, July 2015

Sterilization Effects on Elastomers in Sterile Parenteral Drug Products
By West's Andrea Straka
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, June 2015

West on the Road: Episode #2 West's Jersey Shore Manufacturing Facility
Features West Employees as brand storytellers committed to delivering quality products to customers.

Boosting Syringes' IQ to Prevent Needlesticks
Featuring West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Qmed, June 2015

West's longtime CEO retiring after eventful career
Featuring West's Chairman and formal CEO Don Morel
Published by Daily Local News, June 2015

Designing Syringes for Needle Safety: Partnership is a Must
By West's Brian Kenny
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, June 2015

West on the Road: Episode #1 West's Jersey Shore Manufacturing Facility
Features West Employees as brand storytellers committed to delivering quality products to customers.

US FDA approval of Crystal Zenith product a 'milestone' for West
Features West's Chairman Don Morel
Published by Outsourcing Pharma.com, May 2015

Packaging, drug delivery and an app: Program rewards patients for compliance
Features West's Chris Evans and HealthPrize's Katrina Firlik’s Pharmapack North America presentation
Published by Packaging Digest, May 2015

West Pharmaceutical Services Elects New CEO
Features West's CEO Eric Green and Chairman Don Morel
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, May 2015

4 Design Considerations for Integrated Drug Delivery Systems
By West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Medical Design Technology, May 2015

The Value of PII
Features West's Patrick Sims and Behrad Talebzadeh
Published by Lafayette Lens Outsourcing, May 2015

A 21st Century CEO Challenge: Technology
Features West's Patrick Sim
Published by PharmaVoice, May 2015

Needlestick Prevention
By Kevin Cancelliere
Published by Controlled Environments, April 2015

Packaging Solutions Must Keep Particles in Mind
Features West's Speakers at Interpex NY, Andy Polywacz and Jennifer Riter
Published by Controlled Environments, April 2015

Overcoming Packaging Challenges with Particulates
Video from Interphex NY of Andy Polywacz and Jennifer Riter
Published by Contract Pharma, April 2015

Using High-Quality Sterile Seals to Ensure Drug Cleanliness and Patient Safety
Features West's Flip-Off® PlusRU Seal
Published by How it Works, April 2015

Can Packaging and Drug-Delivery Devices Help Reward Patients for Adherence?
Features West's Chris Evans and HealthPrize's Katrina Firlik
Published by Pharmaceutical Medical & Packaging News, April 2015

Use of "Passive" Systems Urged to Prevent Needle Sticks, Needle Reuse
Features West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharmaceutical Medical & Packaging News, April 2015

3 Examples of Consumer-Inspired Drug-Delivery Devices
Features West's Graham Reynolds
Published by Qmed, April 2015

Preclinical Evaluation of Auto-disable (AD) Intradermal (ID) Adaptor
By Dr. Izzy Tsals
Published by Contract Pharma, April 2015

Making Adjustments After a Packaging Test Failure
By Ralph Nigro
Published by Drug Discovery Development, April 2015

Preventing Product Contamination
Features West's Bob Nase
Published by Controlled Environments, March 2015

The Wearables Craze
West Zach Marks and HealthPrize Dr. Katrina Firlik contribute
Published by PharmaVOICE, March 2015

Extractables Profiles: A Comprehensive Approach Produces Long-Term Results
By Whitney Winters
Published by Bioprocess International, March 2015

Small revolution: nanotech to be the next big thing in cancer drug delivery, report
Mentions SmartDose®, ConfiDose®, and SelfDose®, and also referenced our partnership with HealthPrize
Published by In-Pharma Technologist, March 2015

CEO of West Pharmaceutical Looks Back
Featuring West Chairman and CEO Don Morel
Published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2015

Special Considerations for Extractables and Leachables Testing in Biological Products
Featuring West Andrea Straka
Published by Pharmaceutical Technologies, February 2015

3 Steps and 4 Strategies for Device Development from Concept to Patient
By Graham Reynolds
Published by Medical Design Technology, February 2015

A Human Factors Road Map for Self-Injection Device Design
By Chris Evans
Published by Contract Pharma, January/Published by Contract Pharma, January/February 2015

Packaging Predictions for Pharma/Biopharma in 2015
By Graham Reynolds
Published by Contract Pharma, January 2015

Container Closure Integrity: Testing at Low Temps
By Barbara Jacobs, Louis Brasten and Alicia Brydzinski
Published by Drug Discovery & Development, January 2015

ElastomericClosures in Parenteral Drug Packaging
By Royce Brockett
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, December 2014

Glass vs. Plastic Pharmaceutical Packaging Trends (eBook)
Featuring commentary from West's Mike Schaefers, Graham Reynolds and Kevin Cancelliere
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, December 2014

Trends in Pharma Packaging
West's Sascha Karhoefer contributes
Published by Packaging Europe, December 2014

The Keys to Pharmaceutical Innovations
West's Fran DeGrazio contributes
Published by PharmaVOICE, November/December 2014

Connecting the Dots to Connected Health
West's Graham Reynolds contributes
Published by PharmaVOICE, November/December 2014

Sterilization Methods Impact on Packaging Component Machinability
By Simon Cote
Published by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, November 2014

QbD in Parenterals: Parenterals, Particulates, and Quality by Design
West Fran DeGrazio contributes
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, November 2014

Clash of the Titans: Super-rivals glass and plastic square off for patient safety
West Graham Reynolds and Kevin E. Cancelliere contribute
Published by PharmaManufacturing.com, October 2014

Challenges in Biologic Drug and Vaccine Delivery
West Graham Reynolds contributes
Published by International Biopharm, October 2014

Mitigating Particulate Recalls: Compatible container closure materials help reduce delamination and particulate contamination.
By Kevin E. Cancelliere
Published by Contract Pharma, October 2014

Hand out prizes for adherence? West and HealthPrize team up to test the idea
By Emily Wasserman
Published by FiercePharmaMarketing, October 2014

Getting it Right: The Importance of End-User Research in the Design of a New Drug Delivery System
By Chris Evans
Published by Drug Development Delivery, October 2014

Getting Particular About Particulates: How Can You Avoid Becoming the Next Recall?
By Editor Trisha Gladd, West Bob Nase comments
Published by Pharmaceutical Online Newsletter, October 2014

Lifecycle solutions: aiming for better patient outcomes through high-quality prefillable solutions
By Tibor Hlobik and Kevin E.Cancelliere
Published by Pharmaceutical Commerce, September/October 2014

Challenged by Effectively Managing Drug Supply and Drug Waste: How Providence Hospital Improved Drug Administration
By Gino Agnelly, Director of Pharmacy, Providence Hospital
Published by Becker's Hospital Review, September 2014
*This article discusses how implementing the Vial2Bag® needle-free system improved a West customer's workflow and reduced expenses.

Reducing Particulates: Mitigating the Risk of Recall Through Material Compatibility
By Kevin E. Cancelliere
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, September 2014

Sensitive Topic
By Dr. Nicolas Brandes
Published by Innovations in Pharmaceutical Technology, September 2014

Minimizing Variation in Vial Withdrawal Practices
By Zach Marks
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, September 2014

Advances in Diabetes Drug Delivery
West's Zach Marks contributes
Published by Medical Design Technology, July/August 2014

Designing for the patient journey
By Chris Evans
Published by Healthcare Packaging, June 2014

Benefits of Intradermal Administration for Vaccines in Developing Countries
By Zach Marks, M.S., R.Ph.
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, May 2014
Smart Metrology: The Next Step in Speeding up Development Cycles (Three-part series)
By Keith Calvert
Published by Smart Metrology, Jan-Mar-May, 2014 

Container Closure Systems - Application Effectiveness of Daikyo Crystal Zenith® Container Closure Systems for Radiopharmaceuticals
By Lloyd Waxman and Vinod Vilivalam
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, May 2014

Materials and Coatings that Go One Step Beyond
By Joyce Laird and Featuring West's Tibor Hlobok
Published by Medical Design, April 2014

Q&A with Graham Reynolds, West Pharmaceutical Services
By Melanie Sena
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, April 2014

Testing Closure Integrity at Low Temperatures
By Paul Cummings and Barbara Jacobs
Published by Contract Pharma, April 2014

A Needle-free Reconstitution and Transfer System for Compounded Sterile Intravenous Drug Solutions in Compliance with United States Pharmacopeia Chapter Standards
By Zach Marks, M.S., R.Ph.
Published by International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC), March/April 2014

The Patient Experience: Keeping it Real
By Chris Evans
Published by PharmaVoice, April 2014

Container Closure Integrity Testing
By Louis Brasten, Barbara Jacobs, and Alicia Brydzinski
Published by Controlled Environments, March 2014

Assessing Flange Strength and Dimensional Variability
By Harold Murray and Robert Froio
Published by BioProcess International, March 2014

Six Factors to Consider in Evaluating Contract Manufacturers
By Leigh Toole
Published by MD&DI, March 2014

Under Stress
By Lloyd Waxman, Ph.D.,Vinod Vilivalam, Ph.D. and Dennis Liu
Published by PMPS, February 2014

Achieving Needlestick Prevention Requires a Safe Design
By Graham Reynolds
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, January/February 2014

Integrated Delivery Systems: Home-based care for chronic conditions creates new demands
By Graham Reynolds
Published by Contract Pharma, January 2014

Watch West's Whitney Winters, Account Manager, discuss the SmartDose® electronic patch injector platform from the AAPS show floor in this video from Contract Pharma with Editor Gil Roth

Container Systems for Commercial-Scale Cryopreserved Cell Therapeutics
By Vinod Vilivalam
Published by Manufacturing Chemist, November 2013

Developing a robust assembly validation program: Tips to overcome hurdles and reduce time to successful completion
By Donavan Bigelow
Published by Medical Design, November 2013

Container Closure Integrity of Rubber-Stoppered Glass and Plastic Vials Stored at -80°C and in Dry Ice
By Pat Curran, Vinod Vilivalam, Suzanne Kuiper and Derek Duncan
Published by BioProcess International, October 2013

Conquering Glass Delamination
By Diane Paskiet
Published by Pharmaceutical Processing, October 2013

Overcoming Glass Syringe Connectivity Issues
By Kevin E. Cancelliere
Published by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, October 2013

Protecting Healthcare Workers: Needle Accidents Cost Over $3B in the US
By Graham Reynolds
Published by Pharma Evolution, September 2013

Effective Device Design Transfer
By Mark McElfresh
Published by MD&DI, August 2013

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - West Pharmaceutical Services: Celebrating 90 Years of Healthcare Innovation
Featuring Chairman and CEO Donald E. Morel, Jr. Ph.D
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, July/August 2013

From device innovators to contract manufacturers...DESIGN TRANSFERS require planning and tools
By Mark McElfresh
Published by Medical Design, June 2013

Packaging Trends for Biologics
By Bart Burgess
Published by Healthcare Packaging News, June 2013

Improving the Quality of Injectables
By Mike Schaefers
Published by Industrial Pharmacy, June 2013

Advanced Delivery Devices: Important Considerations in the Delivery of Large-Volume and Viscous Drugs
By Kevin Cancelliere
Published by Drug Development & Delivery, May 2013

Achieving Integration: Best Practices for Human Factors in Combination Drug Products
By Graham Reynolds and Chris Evans
Published by Medical Product Outsourcing, March 2013

Designing for the Human Condition
By Chris Evans, Director of Innovation
Published by Contract Pharma, March 2013

Plastic Shows Benefits in Parenteral Packaging
Featuring Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, December 2013

Integrated Drug Containment and Delivery Solutions
By Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Published by Pharmaceutical Commerce, September/October 2012

5 keys to selecting the right CM and avoiding the high cost of low quality
By Leigh Toole, Director of Quality, The Tech Group
Published by Medical Design, September 2012

Holistic QbD: A Key To Improved Profitability And Sustained Competitive Advantage With Sterile Pharmaceutical Products
By Fran DeGrazio, Vice President, Global Research & Development
Published by Pharmaceutical Online, August 2012

The Next Generation Approach to Sterile Products and Total Cost of Ownership
By Fran DeGrazio, Vice President, Global Research Development
Published by PharmaQb

Combinations for Success: Integrated Delivery Systems That Can Meet Evolving Expectations
By Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Published by Drug Development Delivery, June 2012

Optimizing Drug Delivery for Modern Biologics
By Bart E. Burgess, Manager
Published by Pharmaceutical Technology, May 2012

Creating integrated drug containment and delivery solutions
By Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Published by Medical Design, March 2012

Ensuring Quality for Container Closure Systems
By Diane Paskiet, Director Scientific Affairs
Published by Drug Discovery & Development, March 2012

Reconstructing Reconstitution
By Mike Schaefers and Thomas Otto
Published by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, January 2012

The Glass Quandary
By: Fran DeGrazio, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development, and Diane Paskiet, Associate Director, Scientific Affairs
Published by Contract Pharma, January 2012

Quality Control - Vision Inspection Systems: Automated Vision Inspection for Parenteral Closures
By: Peg Frandolig and Lynn Lundy
Published by Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality, December/January