Bethesda, Md., May 7, 2018 – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to exchange information regarding their respective efforts on Quality Metrics and Quality Culture.
PDA pursued a Quality Culture Assessment to define quality culture attributes and has collected, analyzed and published data and worked to establish a correlation to operational excellence. ISPE collected, analyzed and published industry survey data that correlates pharmaceutical manufacturing metrics to quality outcomes.
Under the MOU, the two organizations agree to share relevant documents developed by their respective quality metrics/culture teams. The MOU leaves open the possibility that PDA and ISPE could directly collaborate on these topics in the future.