President's Corner - September

Lara Soltis, PDA Metro Chapter President

Welcome to the PDA Metro Chapter’s first quarterly newsletter! We’re very excited to bring you a glimpse into the happenings in the Pharmaceutical arena in the New Jersey/New York/North Eastern PA area.

It’s September, the children are back at school, the weather is turning cooler and we’re getting ready for our annual Vendor Night with FDA speaker. On October 1st, Ms. Diana Amador-Toro, Director of Investigations, will be talking about the State of the Industry in the New Jersey District. You’ll also have the ability to network, enjoy a delicious meal and meet with valuable industry suppliers showcasing the latest products and services for regulatory, compliance, quality control and production/manufacturing. Why go to a large tradeshow when we bring the vendors to you in your own backyard!

In the upcoming months the PDA Metro Chapter has a lot of exciting dinner meetings planned encompassing some topics, such as: Impurities in Drug Products, Disposable Manufacturing, current USP Update, Sterility Risk Assessment, in addition to our Full Day “Chapter Day” Conference in March 2010.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting, and, to entice you to come, we’re raffling off two PDA Memberships! We appreciate all your input, comments and your assistance, feel free to contact us at