Previous Blogs

What are the top issues that you are facing CPs Chart

By Fran DeGrazio

November 05, 2020

Do you want to better understand how to navigate the regulatory pathway to successfully bring a drug/device combination product (CP) to market? Understanding that many have this question, West, in collaboration with the Delaware Valley Chapter of PDA, sponsored the symposium (Sep 23): The Evolving Landscape for Combination Products – Defining a Regulatory Strategy. Experts from the industry and the FDA presented and discussed the latest best practices.

SmartDose Gen II Drug Delivery Platform

By Jen Riter

December 31, 2019

Combination products open up new vistas when it comes to delivering innovative therapies to patients in need, but teams bringing these products to the market face a number of significant hurdles. Recent surveys conducted by West at workshops held in PA and AZ have revealed some of our customers’ biggest challenges. This is the second of three blogs focused on these challenges — and how West can help Simplify the Journey™ when it comes to developing a combination product.

Mixject Admixture System

By Doug Hostetler

January 30, 2018

Defined under US FDA 21 CFR 3.2 (e)(2), a co-packaged combination product consists of “two or more separate products packaged together in a single package or as a unit and comprised of drug and device products, device and biological products, or biological and drug products”. (1) These device products can range from delivery devices, to bandages, to antimicrobial swabs. Understanding the regulations around such a wide range of devices can be challenging; drug companies often look to the device manufacturer/provider for guidance when filing.