West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) announced today that it expanded its ongoing collaboration with Corning (NYSE:GLW).
Exton, Pennsylvania-based West said its partnership now includes exclusive distribution rights for Corning Valor glass vials. It also includes the launch of its first product, West Ready Pack with Corning Valor RTU vials. This technology utilizes SG EZ-fill technology.
The West Ready Pack combines the company’s NovaPure stoppers and Flip-Off seals with Corning’s Valor RTU vials with SG EZ-fill. This creates a complete containment solution for bringing parenteral drugs and diagnostics to the market, according to a news release.
The companies initially announced their collaboration in January 2022. Their agreement includes a multi-million dollar investment to expand Corning’s Valor glass technology. Together, they aim to offer leading elastomer-glass system solutions for the containment and delivery of injectable medicines.
The companies plan to build the “next generation of integrated packaging and delivery system solutions.”
West and Corning meet ‘changing and reactive needs’ of the market
“This year, West celebrates 100 years as an industry leader and scientific innovator, and we are proud to celebrate this milestone with the launch of our first of many products to come from this groundbreaking collaboration,” said Chris Ryan, VP, containment and glass systems. “West Ready Pack with Corning Valor RTU vials meets the changing and reactive needs of the marketplace while providing our customers a complete vial containment solution from development through commercialization.”
Valor RTU vials with SG EZ-fill technology enhance the storage and delivery of drugs. They also provide reliable access to essential medicines and optimize production efficiency. Corning designed the purpose-built pharmaceutical glass to address the challenges of today’s manufacturing operations.
“Corning is excited to expand our collaboration with West to combine our best-in-class vial technology with their highest-quality components,” said Brendan Mosher, VP and GM, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies. “By incorporating Valor glass technology with West Ready Pack, we are providing drug developers an integrated, industry-leading packaging solution that provides the ultimate protection for their molecules, from manufacturing through patient administration.”