Previous Blogs

Cell and Gene Therapy

By Page McAndrew PhD.

October 30, 2020

Cell therapies are stored at cryogenic temperature (approximately -180oC, vapor of liquid nitrogen). By providing container closure integrity (CCI) under this condition, primary package systems based on Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cyclic olefin polymer (COP) vials have a clear advantage over systems based on glass vials.

Daikyo Crystal Zenith Vials

By Page McAndrew Ph,D,

September 12, 2019

Gene and cell therapies require cryo storage – approximately -80oC for genes, and approximately -180oC (i.e., vapor of liquid nitrogen) for cells. This requirement places a very high demand on the packaging to provide both good container closure integrity (CCI) and preservation of drug product viability.

The West Ready Pack System

By Victoria Morgan

September 04, 2018

As global healthcare systems become more heavily reliant on radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and treatment, ensuring that the radioactive drug is safely contained for the duration of its shelf life has never been more vital.

Blue West logo with Diamond

By Joanne Neizer

August 26, 2013

As advancements in pharmaceutical technology increase in the use of automated injection systems for health care treatment, traditional glass vials, syringes and cartridges must withstand higher automated delivery forces and pressures. The fragile nature and dimensional variability in wall thickness of glass components may lead to breakage, which presents challenges to automatic administration systems.

By Fran DeGrazio

March 21, 2012

In an earlier post, I discussed how the changing market, regulatory expectations and quality issues have an impact on a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s total cost of ownership.