West Pharmaceutical Services Introduces LyoTec; High Performance Stoppers Meet Demands of New Automated Lyophilization Chamber Technology.
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ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2004
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. ) today introduced LyoTec(TM) stoppers at the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). ) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The product launch comes in response to market demands for stoppers that do not stick to the pressure plates in lyophilization lyophilization /ly·oph·i·li·za·tion/ (li-of?i-li-za´shun) the creation of a stable preparation of a biological substance by rapid freezing and dehydration of the frozen product under high vacuum. chambers.
LyoTec stoppers are treated on the top surface with West FluroTec(R), a patented fluorocarbon fluorocarbon /flu·o·ro·car·bon/ (floor´o-kahr?b?n) any of the class of organic compounds consisting of carbon and fluorine only. film. The film prevents stoppers from sticking to the top pressure plates at the end of the lyophilization cycle. Lyophilization is a process in which water is removed from a drug formulation by freezing the drug product in a vial and exposing it to a high vacuum under controlled temperature and pressure. This enables longer preservation of the drug without harming the potency.
"We discovered that by applying our patented FluroTec(R) film to the top surface of our existing stoppers, we can help our customers reduce the costly product losses that result from lyophilization chamber disasters," said Donald E. Morel morel
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In addition to existing West stopper formulations and configurations, the company is introducing a single-vent design to further enhance processability. The new single-vent "igloo igloo (ĭg`l) [Inuit,=house]. The Eskimos traditionally had three types of houses. " design dramatically reduces the occurrence of stopper clumping and twinning in filling lines.
About West Pharmaceutical Services
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) is the world's premier provider of standard-setting systems and device components for parenterally administered medicines and an emerging leader in the development of advanced drug formulation technologies for the nasal and targeted oral delivery of drugs. Internationally headquartered in Lionville, Pennsylvania, West supports its partners and customers from 50 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit West at www.westpharma.com or www.westdrugdelivery.com.