Previous Blogs

Diabetes Day

By Aileen Kinsella

November 13, 2020

Each year, on November 14, World Diabetes Day (WDD) is recognized around the world. WDD was created in 1991 in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign, reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries.

Contract Manufacturing

By Shari Krusniak

May 29, 2020

In today’s increasingly complex drug delivery and device development landscape, a reliable contract manufacturing partner can become a distinct competitive advantage for pharmaceutical and device companies. West brings together the right combination of insights and infrastructure to help our customers reduce costs, mitigate risk and accelerate path to market.

Daikyo Crystal Zenith Insert Needle Syringes

By Aileen Kinsella

August 21, 2018

With the prevalence of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) rapidly increasing globally, West is working with its pharmaceutical partners to support their development of new injectable treatments for this serious liver condition. However, there are many challenges associated with trying to bring new treatments to market.

Cold Storage Contract Manufacturing

By Shari Krusniak

July 26, 2017

Drug products such as biologics, vaccines and products whose chemical and physio-chemical stability depends on temperature put an added emphasis on pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure proper handling, storage, transportation and dispensing. Maintaining a secure “cold chain” during the storage, handling and transportation of temperature-sensitive drugs, vaccines and blood products not only assures product quality and integrity for the benefit of the patient, but also helps to keep the manufacturer, hospital, pharmacist, physician and nurse in compliance with various laws, regulations, guidelines and codes.

Blue West logo with Diamond

By Madison Bohn

August 02, 2016

On June 15, 2016, West’s contract manufacturing division—formerly known as The Tech Group—attended Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East in New York City. This annual event is especially insightful, as it offers access to six additional industry expos–EastPack, ATX (Automation Technology) East, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, PLASTEC East, HBA Global, and Quality Expo. Show attendees discovered the latest innovations, new materials, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes from among 900 suppliers.

West on the Road Blog Card

By West's Global Communications Team

June 30, 2016

Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies around the world rely on the expertise of West's contract manufacturing team—formerly known as The Tech Group to create innovative, safe and effective drug delivery systems that bring important therapies to patients. For those companies – like ours – quality and innovation are of the utmost importance.