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By Prabhaharan Sankaran

May 18, 2021

Globally, the market for biologic drugs is growing significantly, due to their proven ability to treat major chronic diseases, in particular those found among an increasingly aging population. Cartridge systems are very important in delivering these biologic drugs; they can be used in autoinjectors, pen injectors, and wearable devices. Since biologics drugs are very sensitive, they require highest-quality cartridge components.

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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.

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By Jay Stephens, Ph.D.

January 28, 2016

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors in a circuit doubles approximately every two years. This once lofty prediction proved accurate and has been the basis for long-term planning, not just for the semiconductor industry, but research and development in general.

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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.

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By Tibor Hlobik

March 16, 2015

With more injectable biologics coming onto the market, and an increase in combination products, regulatory scrutiny is being given to the interaction between a drug product and its container closure system. If the right container closure and device are not selected for a biologic that is marketed in a prefilled syringe or auto-injector, there could be a significant impact on quality.

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By Royce Brockett

June 16, 2014

“Waiter, what’s this fly doing in my soup?”
Answer: “The backstroke”