Global Communications

March 11, 2015

West to Present Drug Delivery and Packaging Innovations at the Parenteral Drug Association Annual Meeting

West Pharmaceuticals will participate in two poster presentation sessions at the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Annual Meeting, taking place March 16-18, 2015 in Las Vegas. During the meeting, West will also showcase innovations in integrated drug packaging and delivery systems that help ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of injectable drug products for pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers worldwide at booth #405.

West Presentations:

  • “Selecting and Verifying Integral Packaging Systems for Injectable Drug ProductsMarch 16, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Kristine Davidson, Technical Account Specialist at West, will present a process for evaluating the compatibility of vials and elastomeric closures in order to maintain drug product sterility and help ensure container closure integrity.

 

  • Filtration as a Means to Remove Glass Particles From Liquid Medications”March 17, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Elinor Zarour-Shalev, Mechanical Engineer at West, will present a filtration technique to remove glass particulates caused by delamination using West’s Vial Adapter, a needle-free solution for the safe and rapid transfer and reconstitution of drugs between vials and syringes.

“High-quality packaging systems are essential for any drug product. If the drug product reacts chemically with the containment materials or cannot be effectively stored, it may not be safe or effective for the patient,” said Fran L. DeGrazio, Vice President, Global R&D, TCS and SPM, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems. “With more complex drugs coming onto the market, quality in drug packaging is more essential than ever. It’s important for pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers to seek a trusted partner to help design and manufacture sophisticated drug packaging and delivery systems that meet the needs of both the drug and the patient. We look forward to meeting with PDA attendees to discuss solutions for these current and future challenges for parenteral drug administration.”

Visitors to booth #405 can learn more about West’s industry-leading drug packaging and delivery system technologies at, including:

  • SmartDose® Electronic Wearable Injector
  • NovaPure® Plungers
  • Flip-Off® PlusRU Seals
  • FluroTec® Stoppers and Plungers. FluroTec® barrier film technologies is licensed to West from Daikyo Seiko, Ltd.

For more information on West products and services, please visit www.westpharma.com.