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By Global Communications

May 20, 2014

Diane Paskiet, Director, Scientific Affairs, serves as co-chair for the 2014 PDA Packaging Conference: Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems – Current and Emerging Practices, Technologies and Materials, which will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. on May 20-21, 2014.

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By Global Communications

March 26, 2014

West is pleased to announce that it has joined the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI). PSCI is a group of major pharmaceutical companies, all of which are West customers, that formed to “support pharmaceutical suppliers in efforts to operate in a manner consistent with industry expectations about ethics, labor, health and safety, environment and management systems.” PSCI members believe that through the application of principles for responsible supply chain management, better social, economic and environmental outcomes will result for all involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain. This includes improved conditions for workers, economic development and a cleaner environment for local communities.

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By Joanne Neizer

March 24, 2014

The future is now for parenteral pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sterile production. Traditional high-volume automated aseptic filling suites are maintained by contract filling services. But what’s emerging? Parenteral pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries have transitioned to fully enclosed, isolator/restricted access barrier (RAB) systems. These small, efficient systems offer cost savings and can reduce the potential for particulate and microbial ingress during aseptic fill/finish manufacturing by eliminating direct human contact in the filling environment.