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  • PDA Manufacturing Science & Operations ProgramSM Looks at Big Data; Plans March Workshop

    11/29/2017 6:52:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., November 20, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) gathered experts in pharmaceutical manufacturing, big data and manufacturing intelligence for a “Big Data & Insights from the Shop Floor” ideation session.
  • PDA Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

    11/29/2017 6:52:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., November 28, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the results of its Board of Directors Election for the term beginning January 1, 2018. The 2017 election included candidates for the Board’s Executive Committee and four Director positions.
  • PDA, ISPE Release Statement Confirming Commitment to Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering

    10/26/2017 6:02:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., October 25, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) today released a joint statement confirming their combined commitment to fulfilling their respective missions and guiding their members and stakeholders toward using the best science and engineering to continue to provide high-quality, safe, and effective medicines to serve patients. The two not-for-profit membership associations also affirmed their commitment to continuing our collaborations that provide unbiased platforms for dialogue to benefit the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.
  • PDA Assists Pharma Manufacturing Upgrades with Points to Consider for Aging Facilities

    8/31/2017 7:56:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., August 31, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) published Points to Consider for Aging Facilities as part of an ongoing focus on manufacturing improvements. In some cases, noncompliant, aging facilities are a reason forcing companies to cease manufacturing, which may exacerbate drug shortages.
  • Change Regulations Hinder Pharma Innovation According to PDA PAC iAM Survey

    7/28/2017 2:48:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., July 28, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announces the results of its pharma/biopharma survey regarding the impact of national-level post-approval change regulations on company’s ability to innovate.
  • PDA Workshop on EMA Annex1 Revision Draws Discussion of Difficult Topics

    6/13/2017 6:55:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., June 12, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the successful completion of its Annex 1 Revision Workshop, which afforded industry a final preview before the revised guidance for aseptic processing GMPs is issued as early as the end of the month.
  • The Parenteral Drug Association Connecting Drug Manufacturers, Glass Suppliers to make Manufacturing Great

    5/25/2017 7:13:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., May 25, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is proud to announce a significant initiative to bring together executives, including CEOs and executive vice presidents, from biologic and pharmaceutical manufacturers with glass container and elastomeric closure suppliers to prepare industry for the complex products and manufacturing processes of the future.
  • PDA QRM Technical Report and Workshop Advancing Manufacturing Science

    5/16/2017 12:39:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., May 15, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the publication of Technical Report No. 54-5: Quality Risk Management for the Design, Qualification, and Operation of Manufacturing Systems,which provides a practical guide on how to manage quality risks throughout the manu­facturing system lifecycle. Technical Report 54-5 includes two case studies illustrative of the concepts developed in the main body of the document. In June, PDA is sponsoring the 2017 Quality Risk Management for Manufacturing Systems Workshop,which will cover the concepts elucidated in Technical 54-5, at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Ill., June 19-20.
  • Several PDA Leaders Recognized as Top “Industry Influencers” in Drug Development and Manufacture in 2017

    5/9/2017 11:10:00 AM
    Bethesda, Md., May 8, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association, Inc. (PDA) is pleased to announce that President & CEO Richard Johnson, volunteer Chair Martin Van Trieste, and past chairs Maik Jornitz and James Agalloco have been recognized by The Medicine Maker among the "top 100 individuals involved in bettering the pharma industry and bringing life-changing medicines to market."
  • PDA Announces Regulatory Speakers at Revision of Annex 1 Workshop in Berlin

    5/4/2017 6:52:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., May 3, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today released the names of confirmed health authority speakers at its 2017 Revision of Annex 1 Workshop, at the Hilton Berlin, June 12, 2017, which precedes the 2nd PDA Europe Annual Meeting: Global Healthcare of the Present & Future, June 13-14.
  • PDA Becomes an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer

    4/3/2017 7:22:00 PM
    Anaheim, Ca. April 3, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced that it has been approved by the Executive Standards Council (ExSC) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an Accredited Standard Developer (ASD). The announcement was made during the opening session of PDA’s Annual Meeting at the Anaheim Marriott.
  • PDA PAC iAM Task Force Publishes Two Papers Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

    3/2/2017 8:20:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., March 2, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the availability of two “PDA Papers” authored by the Post-Approval Changes for Innovation in Availability of Medicines (PAC iAM) Task Force in the “Accepted Articles” section of the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (PDA Journal).
  • PDA Adds ISO Class 8 Cleanroom as Part of Training and Research Institute Enlargement Expansion includes additional classrooms, larger gowning room, and a new student lounge

    2/28/2017 12:33:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., February 27, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the completion of a six-month enlargement of its Training and Research Institute (TRI) in Bethesda. The expansion permits PDA Education to increase its capacity for hands-on aseptic processing and lecture-based training at TRI.
  • PDA Confirms Five FDA Speakers at the 2017 Quality Metrics & Culture Conference

    2/8/2017 6:49:00 PM
    Bethesda, Md., February 8, 2017 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced that five U.S. FDA experts are confirmed speakers at the 2017 PDA Pharmaceutical Quality Metrics and Culture Conference at the Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center, Feb. 21-22.