LIONVILLE, Pa. (Aug. 16, 2011)—West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. is expanding its research and development center in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The development center will focus on new elastomer formulations, process technologies and products for West's global component manufacturing network.
The advanced development center will feature technologies for mixing, compounding, molding and finishing elastomer packaging components. West expects the advanced development center to be online by October 2011.
“The customer-focused activities at the advanced development center will enable West to optimize product development and manufacturing processes so we can help customers meet their business objectives, such as quality by design initiatives,” said Fran DeGrazio, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Business Development, West.