Case Study

Industrialization And Scale-Up Of Drug Delivery System

West

A pharmaceutical company and their product design partner were in need of a contract manufacturer capable of supporting the device development, injection molding, tooling, supply chain logistics and scale up automation strategy. The customer had developed a novel breath actuated pulmonary device and they were looking for the right manufacturer to assist them with product development refinement, samples for clinical trials and ultimately commercialization.

CHALLENGE

  • scale-up from single cavity tools to multi-cavity tools coupled with the significant tight tolerances
  • mold/assemble multiple components using new materials within customer specifications.
  • Build multiple tools using DFx and develop a process to produce to scale.
  • Meet the required critical processing parameters
  • Develop an automation solution for both the molding & assembly
  • Integrate the assembly processes utilising different automation platforms and verify device functionality.
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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.