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Packaging components are an integral part of a drug product. Selecting the right packaging system is not trivial--it can impact patients' health, operational efficiency, drug compatibility and drug stability. A good container closure system includes a glass or polymer vial, an elastomer stopper and an aluminum seal.
Regulatory bodies worldwide pay particular attention to the seal crimping process to ensure no contamination takes place prior to closure:
This raises the question of how to meet regulatory requirements. The regulatory bodies are not silent on this. For example, the above-noted Annex 1 defines two processes in the fill-finish area of manufacturing plants performing aseptic filling (Clause 120):
Of course, the right seal must be selected first. Selecting the correct seal depends upon the configurations and dimensions of the vial and stopper, and the compression level needed to ensure good container closure integrity. For selecting the right seals, and processing them the right way, West can help. Check out our Vial Containment Solutions section to view our packaging options and contact an Account Manager or Technical Customer Service (TCS) representative for more.
Take an in-depth look at the science behind containment & delivery of injectable medicines in the West Knowledge Center.