Previous Blogs

Cell and Gene Therapy

By Abbey Hisler

九月 28, 2020

Gene therapies are developed by modifying a person’s genes and are often targeted to treat complex and chronic diseases. Due to advancements in science and research, gene therapy is positioned to transform treatment options for patients who are living with these incurable diseases. There is a growing pipeline of gene therapies globally, with 352 global trials underway at the end of 2019, up 12% from 2017.1.

By Your Side for Service

By Carol Mooney

七月 15, 2020

West is pleased to announce that we’ve recently expanded our Online Store offerings to include a 20mm NovaPure® Ready Pack™ lyophilization stopper, adaptiQ® vials from SCHOTT and Ready Pack™ Flip-Off® CCS (Clean, Certified, Sterilized) seals. West’s Online Store is a one-stop solution for access to small quantities of some of West’s highest quality products, in stock and available ready-to-use in convenient small packs. Depending on their product needs, shoppers can now purchase a complete vial containment system with the option of selecting either Daikyo Crystal Zenith® or adaptiQ glass vials.

Ready Pack Schott Graphic

By Amy Kim

六月 02, 2020

West’s Ready Pack™ system with adaptiQ® products, that are part of the SCHOTT iQ® platform, enables both small and large customers the convenience and flexibility to purchase small quantities of sterile, high-quality, ready-to-use (RTU) components. Ready Pack system components are packaged separately but tested for use as an integrated system. Designed to support customers throughout small-scale R&D, clinical trials, fill-finish evaluation, and commercial-scale manufacturing, the Ready Pack system is a comprehensive, scalable packaging solution that helps customers get to market faster by making the same high-quality packaging available from start to finish. Ready Pack systems keep up with emerging ISO standards and our Ready Pack offering includes the latest glass packaging formats such as adaptiQ® clip nest, cup nest, and tray solution.

By Your Side for Innovation

By Mike Schaefers

二月 06, 2020

Our team will share their expertise and introduce several new and innovative pharmaceutical containment and closure offerings during the Paris Pharmapack trade show.

West Ready Pack System

By Amy Kim

十一月 18, 2019

The FDA recognizes that compounded drugs serve an important role for patients whose medical needs cannot be met by FDA-approved drugs. However, compounded drugs are not approved by the FDA and therefore, have not been evaluated for safety or efficacy. Poor compounding practices or unsuitable manufacturing conditions can lead to serious adverse effects, or even patient death. Over the past few years, the FDA has taken significant steps to modernize and clarify policies related to the quality of compounding in an effort to ensure continued access to compounded drugs, while also protecting patients from the risks of contaminated or otherwise harmful products1. FDA Draft Guidances2, 3 help to clarify applicable regulatory requirements and specifically address the use and handling of container closure systems.

Ready Pack System

By Cathy Chhour

三月 12, 2019

As of 2018, over 4,000 new injectable drug products are in development world wide   – a great many of these in small settings such as universities, medical research institutes, and small companies.  These efforts need the ready availability of high quality, sterile packaging products in small volumes for developmental and clinical phases.