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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs, as well as delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and consumer products industries. The company operates through two segments, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems and Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems. The Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems segment offers packaging components and systems for injectable drug delivery, such as stoppers and seals for vials, closures and other components used in syringe, intravenous and blood collection systems, and prefillable syringe components. This segment also provides contract analytical laboratory services for testing and evaluating primary drug packaging components with the contained drug formulation; and specialized testing for complete drug delivery systems. The Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems segment offers safety and administration systems, and multi component systems for drug administration. This segment offers customer contract-manufacturing and assembly solutions, which include technologies, such as multi-component molding, in-mold labeling, ultrasonic welding, and clean room molding and device assembly used to manufacture customer-owned components, as well as devices used in surgical, diagnostic, ophthalmic, other drug delivery systems, personal care, and consumer products. This segment’s administration systems comprise sterile devices for the administration of drug products, including transfer devices, needleless reconstitution systems, and vial adapters. The company sells its products through its sales force, distribution network, contract sales agents, and regional distributors in the United States, Germany, France, and other European countries. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.

6,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1923

west pharmaceutical services (WST) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $825.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $457.9K
President of Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems...
Total Annual Compensation: $359.3K
President of Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems
Total Annual Compensation: $339.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

west pharmaceutical services (WST) Key Developments

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Presents at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Jan-15-2015 08:00 AM

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Presents at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Jan-15-2015 08:00 AM. Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Donald E. Morel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

West Pharmaceutical Services to Pay Quarterly Dividend Payable on February 4, 2015

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) announced that it will pay a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.11 per share on February 4, 2015 to shareholders of record on January 21, 2015.

West Wins US FDA Clearance for NovaGuard SA Safety System to Help Reduce Risk of Needlestick Injury to Healthcare Workers and Patients

West Pharmaceutical Services reported the receipt of the 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) safety system. The NovaGuard SA safety system helps protect patients and healthcare workers by shielding a syringe's exposed needle once activated, suitable for prefilled ISO standard glass syringes, provides a tamper-evident needle shield feature as well as a safety mechanism to prevent pre-activation of the system. In addition, the NovaGuard SA safety system could be available for all geographic markets and commercial supply. Currently, it is commercialised with one marketed drug outside of the US and is being evaluated by multiple pharmaceutical partners, concluded the company.


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