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March 31, 2016

West on the Road: Scottsdale, AZ – Part 3

Ever wondered what West’s cutting-edge product development facilities look like on the inside? Jeff Kyle, Sr. Director New Product Introduction, and Tom McLean, VP Delivery Systems R&D, take you behind the scenes of the Scottsdale, AZ plant.

In addition to exploring new products and custom packaging design, the Scottsdale plant manufactures the Crystal Zenith® Ready-to-Use Insert Needle Syringe System, and the SmartDose® electronic wearable injector. West recently expanded the Scottsdale facility to accommodate customer demand for the SmartDose electronic wearable injector, Kyle explains in this clip, including bringing it up to ISO 7 cleanroom standards. That certification – and the tight layout of the assembly floor – helps employees create the systems more efficiently.

Moving to the lab, Jessica Wentzel, Microbiology Lab Manager, demonstrates the rigorous testing that incoming raw materials and Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cyclic olefin polymer components undergo, from a microorganism and endotoxin standpoint.

As McLean points out, West’s state-of-the-art technology and complex production protocols are put in place for one thing: Enriching patient safety. It’s this element of creating pharmaceutical integrated containment and delivery systems for injectable medicines that inspires pride among West employees.

Daikyo Crystal Zenith® is a registered trademark of Daikyo Seiko, Ltd. Daikyo Crystal Zenith® technology is licensed from Daikyo Seiko, Ltd.

SmartDose® is a registered trademark of Medimop Medical Projects Ltd., a subsidiary of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. West seeks partners for its SmartDose® injector technology platform. This platform is intended to be used as an integrated system with drug filling and final assembly completed by the pharmaceutical/biotechnology company.

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