BUSINESS INSIGHTS, PHARMA TECH
West Pharmaceutical Services | February 13, 2023
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a leading global innovative injectable drug administration solutions provider, recently announced the expansion of its remarkable collaboration with Corning Incorporated, which now includes exclusive distribution rights for Corning Valor® Glass vials as well as the launch of its first product, West Ready Pack™ with Corning Valor® RTU Vials employing SG EZ-fill® technology.
The West Ready Pack™ with Corning Valor® RTU Vials integrates West's highest quality NovaPure® stoppers, Flip-Off® CCS (Certified, Clean, Sterilized) seals and Corning's best-in-class Valor® RTU Vials with SG EZ-fill® technology into a complete containment solution to assist in the introduction of parenteral drugs and diagnostics to the market.
West announced its agreement with Corning in January 2022, which includes a multimillion-dollar investment to develop Corning's Valor® Glass technology to improve patient safety and increase access to life-saving therapies. This strategic alliance provides premier elastomer-glass system solutions for injectable drug storage and delivery. In addition, West and Corning intend to collaborate to develop the next generation of integrated packaging and delivery system solutions.
Valor® RTU Vials with SG EZ-fill® technology improve medication storage and distribution, enable more reliable access to important medicines for public health, and maximize production efficiency. This pharmaceutical glass was explicitly created to handle the problems of modern industrial procedures.
The Ready Pack™ mixture of NovaPure® stoppers, Flip-Off® CCS seals, and Valor® RTU Vials with SG EZ-fill® technology offers drug developers the following advantages
Proven Container Closure Integrity (CCI), which includes the ability to sustain cold storage CCI when cooled to and kept at -80 degrees Celsius;
Ready-to-use sterile format that may be introduced immediately into filling operations, avoiding the requirement for component preparation;
Premium components with the most stringent particle requirements available from West; and
Availability in volumes appropriate for small-scale filling operations with continuity to quantity alternatives for large-scale commercial operations.
About West Pharmaceutical Services
Founded in 1923, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading high-quality, innovative injectable solutions and services provider. It is a trusted partner to both established and emergent drug producers and contributes to the safe, effective containment and delivery of life-enhancing and life-saving medications to patients. West supports its clients by supplying over 45 billion components and devices each year, with a team of approximately 10000 members spread across 50 facilities globally. Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, the company has been operating for over a century and achieved $2.83 billion in net sales in the fiscal year 2021.
BUSINESS INSIGHTS, PHARMA TECH
ClinChoice | March 03, 2023
ClinChoice, a leading global clinical CRO, recently announced that it has acquired CROMSOURCE S.r.l., an ISO-certified full-service contract research organization. CROMSOURCE has its corporate headquarters in Verona, Italy, its US headquarters in Cary, NC, and subsidiaries in the US and seven countries throughout eastern and western Europe.
With a proven track record of providing excellent clinical research and staffing services to multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients, CROMSOURCE's acquisition will strengthen ClinChoice's global network and further enhance its full-service capabilities.
ClinChoice is known for its commitment to providing high-quality services and timely delivery, resulting in the successful completion of clinical trials and functions, including regulatory, biometrics, safety, medical, and clinical operations across various sectors such as drug, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics, and consumer health using both project-based and FSP models.
The company offers services covering the development lifecycle for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, consumer products and medical device companies worldwide. With a broad clientele ranging from the largest multinationals to startup and emerging companies, ClinChoice has completed over 1,500 clinical studies in various therapeutic areas such as CNS, oncology, ophthalmology, rare disease, respiratory and metabolic.
CROMSOURCE's acquisition was advised by Fairmount Partners, while Crosstree Capital represented ClinChoice.
ClinChoice is a leading global clinical CRO that provides comprehensive services to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer products clients worldwide. With a successful 25-year track record, it is considered the standard for excellence in clinical operations, biostatistics, data management, CDISC, statistical programming, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, and pharmacovigilance. The company has established major delivery centers in Europe, the US, Canada, China, India, Japan, and the Philippines, employing over 3,000 people worldwide. ClinChoice has a strong and talented team and is expanding its clinical operations in seven countries across North America, Asia, and Europe.
RESEARCH, BUSINESS INSIGHTS
Medidata Solutions | March 13, 2023
Medidata, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for clinical trials that streamline the clinical trial process, reduce time and cost, and accelerate the development of new treatments, recently announced that Allucent, a contract research organization (CRO) that brings innovation to biopharma firms, is expanding the global use of Medidata's Clinical Cloud to enhance its clinical trial operations offering.
This agreement extends Allucent's current usage of Medidata's technology, which includes eCOA, Rave EDC, RTSM, and Rave Imaging, supporting crucial development areas such as rare and orphan indications, oncology and cell and gene therapies. As part of the deal, Allucent's team achieved 100% Rave EDC certification, reinforcing their dedication to quality and providing clients with industry-leading technology.
Allucent is a sponsor of Medidata NEXT London and will give a presentation on data analytics for early-phase oncology trials. The presentation will cover how working with Medidata has helped them apply visualization techniques and strategies to extract the total value of information for all stakeholders.
Medidata is a Dassault Systèmes company poised to drive the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalized medicine with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This platform is the first end-to-end scientific and business solution, from research to commercialization.
Medidata's head of Global Sales, Janet Butler, commented, "Allucent is leveraging the power of the Medidata Clinical Cloud to solidify their position at the forefront of clinical technology." She further emphasized, "Their work with novel therapies requires agile, patient-centric solutions. We are proud to build on our eight-year collaboration to advance the digital transformation of life sciences and deliver clinical innovations to help reach their goals."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Medidata Solutions
Medidata Solutions is a New York-based global provider of cloud-based software solutions for clinical trials. Its platform, the Medidata Clinical Cloud, enables pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device companies, and academic research organizations to manage all aspects of clinical trials, including study design, data capture, management, and analysis. Medidata's platform can capture real-time data from multiple sources, including electronic health records and wearable devices, to monitor patients closely, identify potential safety issues earlier, and make informed decisions about trial design and treatment protocols. The platform also features advanced analytics tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to help researchers analyze and interpret their data. In 2019, Dassault Systèmes, a global leader in 3D design software and simulation solutions, acquired Medidata, further enhancing its platform.