West Experts to Present at the 2013 PDA Europe Universe of Prefilled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference
Basel, Switzerland — October 28, 2013 (Booth #58) – WestPharmaceutical Services, Inc.(NYSE: WST), a leading global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug administration, announced today that several of the company’s experts will be featured speakers at The Universe of Prefilled Syringes and Injection Devices conference organized by PDA Europe which will be held on November 5-6 , 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. West’s representatives will report on the latest trends in the world of prefilled syringes and innovations in the field of self-injection devices.
West’s experts will host two sessions related to advances in self-injection:
· Next Generation Plungers for Enhanced Functionality: An Ideal Combination with Self-Injection Devices – Christa Jansen-Otten, Director Prefillable Syringe Platform, Europe, will discuss recent developments in plungers for improved and reliable performance. (Breakfast Session 2, November 6, 2013, 7.45 a.m.)
· West and Janssen Biotech Discuss a Novel Self-Injection Technology and Unique Partnership – Bart Burgess, Director, Business Development, Self-Injection Systems, West, and Peter Krulevitch, Engineering Director, Packaging, Devices & Delivery, Janssen Biotech, will present a case study of the development of an integrated drug delivery solution designed to ease self-injection.(Track 1, November 5, 2013, 4.45 p.m.)
Further, Christa Jansen-Otten will present on Material Composition, Manufacturing, Processing and Quality Aspects of Elastomers and Stoppers during the Hands on Training Course, Development of Prefilled Syringes, on November 7, 2013, at 1.30 pm. On the second day of the training course, November 8 at 3.30 pm, Christa and Horst Koller, Head of Technical and Quality Support Syringes at SCHOTT, will discuss supplier needs and supplier agreements and specifications.
West’s Nicolas Brandes, Business Development Manager, Daikyo Crystal Zenith, Europe, will present at the Pre-Conference Workshop Polymer as a Container Material for Prefilled Syringes on the topic “Daikyo Crystal Zenith®: A Containment Alternative to Glass for the Pharmaceutical Industry” on November 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm.
Additionally, West Vice President of Global Marketing for Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems Mike Schäfers will serve as co-moderator for the plenary session “Trends in Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing of Prefilled Syringes” taking place on November 5 from 11.30 a.m. until 1.15 p.m. The session highlights challenges and innovations in the rapidly growing prefilled syringe market.
“PDA Europe brings together the leading experts from the fast growing field of prefilled syringes,” said Schäfers, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to participate in multiple sessions during the event, sharing our long-standing experience and expertise with components and systems for injectable drug administration.”
Visit West at booth #58 at PDA Europe Universe of Prefilled Syringes and Injection Devices Conferenceto find out about the latest developments and trends from the world of prefilled syringes and West drug delivery and packaging solutions that enable safe, effective administration to patients.
West works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and manufacturing packaging, diagnostic and delivery systems that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of their products. Every day, West is leading the way with cutting-edge technologies and quality systems, a thorough understanding of global regulatory compliance, and an unmatched and growing knowledge base of relevant pharmaceutical product testing, development and packaging. Based in Exton, Pa., West supports its customers from sales, manufacturing, customer service and research and development facilities in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Established in 1923, West's 2012 sales were $1.3 billion.
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