About PDA

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology, and regulatory information.  PDA creates awareness and understanding of important issues facing the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community and delivers high-quality, relevant education to the industry. Since its founding in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA has been committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and expertise to advance pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation, so members can better serve patients.


PDA Global Headquarters
Bethesda Towers 
4350 East West Highway, Suite 600 
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA 
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 
Fax: +1 (301) 986-0296


PDA was founded in 1946 as the Parenteral Drug Association by a small group of pharmaceutical manufacturers who recognized the need for an organization to disseminate technical information within the industry. Today, coordinated through its headquarters and manufacturing training facility in Bethesda, Maryland, and Europe office in Berlin, Germany, PDA volunteers worldwide carry out its mission of promoting the exchange of rapidly evolving information on the latest technology and regulations concerning high-quality pharmaceutical production.

PDA is the recognized authoritative voice and leading technical organization in the field of parenteral science and technology. Through the development of Technical Reports and other documents and responses to regulatory initiatives, PDA and its members influence the future course of pharmaceutical products technology.

With more than 10,500 individual members worldwide, PDA draws its strength from the technical expertise of its membership. Conferences, meetings, and courses bring together pharmaceutical manufacturers, suppliers, users, academics, and regulatory officials to discuss and boost issues of mutual interest. These exchanges of technical knowledge, expertise, and best practices assist the advancement of pharmaceutical science and technology in the interest of public health.

More on PDA’s History - PDA History Book

The History of PDA: 65 Years of Connecting People, Science and Regulation.

This 232-page book details the explosive growth in PDA activities in the 15 years since the Golden Anniversary. Chapters cover the people who make PDA what it is, the scientific activities of the organization, the membership's influence on regulation, PDA’s manufacturing training facility, international growth, and conferences. Nearly 200 photos and graphics are included. Two 50th Anniversary booklets produced in 1996 are included as appendices.

View PDA History Book

PDA Vision

To maximize product quality, availability, and value by connecting people, science, and regulation within the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community so that PDA is:

The preferred choice for professionals who seek specialized, innovative skills and knowledge enhancing their professional development
The premier educational partner for professionals in academia, industry, and government for the advancement of manufacturing, quality, and regulatory science
An organization that aligns its practices and resources in support of its core values of a basis in science (science based), integrity, and inclusion

PDA Mission

To advance pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation so members can better serve patients.

PDA Values


Science is the foundation of our organization. We utilize a scientific approach to meet challenges and continuously improve. It is not subjective or emotional, but rather a logical, open, rational, and transparent process.


We are relentless in applying the highest ethical standards to our products, services, and actions. We will never compromise ethics. We will be known for living to the highest forms and standards of ethical behavior. We will honor our commitments.


We work together to create a culture of inclusion built on trust, respect, and dignity for all. We contribute to the advancement of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical operations by building partnerships with professionals in academia, industry, and regulatory authorities to better serve patients.

PDA Strategic Plan (2020 - 2026)

The PDA Strategic Plan covers PDA’s proposed direction until 2020. The plan covers the areas PEOPLESCIENCEREGULATION, and LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT. For each of these areas, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Directors have defined a clear focus for how PDA can best service its membership for the duration of the plan.

We invite you to read the entire Strategic Plan and contact us if you have any questions.

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PDA Europe gGmbH

PDA Europe gemeinnuetzige GmbH was founded in 2006. It is a non-profit organization located in Berlin Tegel. PDA Europe is a subsidiary of Parenteral Drug Association, Inc., an American non-profit corporation.


Am Borsigturm 60
13507 Berlin
Tel: + 49 (0) 30 43 655 08-0
Fax: + 49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66
Email:  [email protected]

PDA Asia Pacific

PDA Asia Pacific was founded in 2019 in Singapore so that PDA can better provide education and technical resources to pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in the Asia Pacific region.


20 Bendemeer Rd, #04-02 BS Bendemeer Centre Singapore 339914
Tel: +65 64965504
Fax: +65 6496 5599
Email: [email protected]