West Pharmaceutical Services, a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration and delivery, announced it has received multiple honors for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry including the 2016 UBM India Pharma Award for “Leading Company in Delivery and Safety Systems for Injectable Drugs” and the Irish Medtech Excellence Award for “Partner of the Year.” Additionally, West’s SmartDose platform received second place in the Medicine Maker Innovation Awards.
“We are proud to receive these recognitions for West’s commitment to the industry and to our pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers,” said Karen A. Flynn, VP and Chief Commercial Officer at West. “From helping drug manufacturers differentiate their products in a crowded marketplace to providing high-quality solutions for complex device manufacturing, these awards are important honors that underscore our dedication to our customers and to bringing important therapies to patients safely and efficiently.”
The UBM India Pharma Awards recognize stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry who create a difference through excellence and innovation. West was honored for its global thought leadership in injectable drug packaging and delivery. The Company received the award in Mumbai on Nov. 18 during CPhI and PMEC India Pharma Week.
As Irish Medtech Partner of the Year, West was recognized by the Irish Medical Devices Association for its contributions to making Ireland’s medical technology ecosystem successful by executing an innovative, long-term vision for sustainable growth, along with demonstrating improved operations and a focus on giving back to the communities in which the company operates. The award was presented to West at the 10th annual Medtech Excellence Awards ceremony in Galway on Dec. 8.
West’s SmartDose platform received second place in the 2016 Medicine Maker Innovation Awards, presented by The Medicine Maker magazine, which recognizes breakthrough technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. The SmartDose platform is a single-use, electronic wearable injector that was designed to easily integrate into a patient’s lifestyle. The discreet, wearable technology adheres to a patient’s body, usually on the abdomen, and is designed to minimize discomfort while making it easier for patients to self-administer medication outside of the clinical setting.
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