| West Pharmaceutical Services is a manufacturer in the design and production of integrated containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Co.'s business operations are organized into two reportable segments: Proprietary Products, which provides proprietary packaging, containment and drug delivery products, along with analytical lab services and other integrated services and solutions, mainly to biologic, generic and pharmaceutical drug customers; and Contract-Manufactured Products, which serves as an integrated business, focused on the design, manufacture, and automated assembly of devices, mainly for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device customers. |
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