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.

PFS Syringe Systems

By Royce Brockett

February 01, 2019

When you think of injectable medication, a classic image may include a set of hands holding both a vial and a syringe to withdraw medication prior to injection. Advances in both drug products and self-injection options – including auto-injectors, pens and other self-injection devices – have helped to draw a new picture for injectable delivery.

Envision Verification Process

By Bill Matakas

July 16, 2018

Final packaging is often the last process step before a product leaves a factory. Any failure in the process at this point puts the cost of the finished and filled drug at risk, as well as the capacity of the process.

The SmartDose Platform in use

By Fran DeGrazio

April 05, 2017

Industry meetings continue to reinforce the changing landscape of the drug pipeline and the influence of biologic drug products in driving this change.  At the recent DCAT Week, hosted by the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association, Josef Bossart, of PharmaCircle, provided an excellent overview of historic trends and current forecasts.

By Boo Jia Min

April 20, 2016

Particles in drug products can come from many sources—extrinsic (from outside the process), intrinsic (from within the process) and even inherent (as part of the drug formulation)1.

By West's Global Communications Team

December 01, 2015

We are happy to announce that West received the 2015 India Pharma Award for Outstanding Primary Packaging for Injectables for our high-quality NovaPure® components. The award was presented to West during the CPhI India Pre-Connect Congress.