West Pharmaceutical signs tech agreement with Amgen

Thursday, June 21, 2012 02:42 PM

West Pharmaceutical Services, a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, has signed an agreement with Amgen, an independent biotech based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to evaluate Daikyo Crystal Zenith technologies for drug containment.

The Crystal Zenith technologies were developed over many years by West's partner, Daikyo Seiko, and are based on a polymeric container, utilizing elastomeric components with Flurotec barrier film, and provided in a sterile, validated, ready-to-fill format.

"Biopharmaceutical therapeutic products require a drug container that enables safe, effective and reliable containment," said Donald E. Morel, Jr., Ph.D., West's chairman and CEO. "We are delighted to formalize our plan to work with Amgen for evaluating the use of Daikyo Crystal Zenith in commercializing Amgen's therapeutics. We value this long-standing relationship and look forward to helping Amgen to meet its objective of advancing science and biotechnology to serve patients."

No further details of the agreement were disclosed.

Share:          
CLINICAL TRIAL RESOURCES

Search:

NEWS ONLINE ARCHIVE

Browse by:

CWWeekly

September 29

WCG sees ePharmaSolutions’ clinical trial portal as the next step in the data evolution, company mission

Cutting-edge advertising can ‘break through the clutter’ for successful patient recruitment

Already a subscriber?
Log in to your digital subscription.

Subscribe to CWWeekly.

The CenterWatch Monthly

September

Today's fastest, most economical sponsors
Standout sponsors reveal how they shorten regulatory, clinical cycle times

From the trenches: Sites' eye view of state of the industry
CW’s first site focus groups uncover frustration with 'progress,' but a passion for their mission

Already a subscriber?
Log in to your digital subscription.

Purchase the September issue.

Subscribe to
The CenterWatch Monthly.

The CenterWatch Monthly

August

Reality of costs and impact rain on Sunshine Act
Concerns mount over compliance burden on CROs, sponsors, unanticipated consequences for research

Cloud computing expanding into all areas of clinical trial conduct
Benefits outweigh the complexities, challenges of finding right vendors

Already a subscriber?
Log in to your digital subscription.

Purchase the August issue.

Subscribe to
The CenterWatch Monthly.

JobWatch centerwatch.com/jobwatch

Featured Jobs