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About PDA Education

When you are seeking high-quality, relevant education and training in pharmaceutical sciences and associated technologies, PDA is the place to go.

PDA is the leading global provider of science, technology, and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.

Built on a reputation of excellence and founded in science, PDA Education courses provide new and experienced professionals alike with practical information and implementable solutions related to essential industry topics.

Courses are developed and instructed by noted industry experts. They are uniquely targeted to professionals around the world directly or indirectly involved in the development and manufacture of quality pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products and designed for those employed in industry, government, and academic sectors.


PDA's courses cover a broad range of subject areas reflecting PDA's core competencies – aseptic processing , biotechnology, environmental monitoring, filtration, microbiology, quality/regulatory affairs, and validation; as well as specialized areas such as lyophilization, pre-filled syringes and visual inspection. Consistent with PDA's strategic plan, our courses are updated regularly and new ones are added to reflect current and upcoming technical, scientific and regulatory topics within those core competencies.

PDA offers both lecture and hands-on laboratory instruction at its Training and Research Institute (TRI) facility, located at PDA's Global Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

PDA also offers lecture education course series hosted at off-site locations in conjunction with PDA's signature conferences. Customized in-house training at company sites can also be arranged.

Details of courses currently scheduled can be found in the global events calendar. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

What is PDA's Training and Research Institute?

The only stand-alone facility of its kind, PDA's TRI features an aseptic processing suite, including a fill room, gowning room, component prep lab, and a clean staging area. The facility also houses microbiology, biotechnology, and Clean-In-Place labs, along with traditional classrooms, all of which are used during laboratory training courses.

Want to learn more about PDA's Training and Research Institute facility? Download an educational brochure or request a mailed copy.

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