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PDA 617 Fundamentals of Life Sciences Cleanrooms and Controlled Environment Production

Apr 12 - Apr 13, 2022
Bethesda, MD

  • Education
  • The Americas

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Please note that this training course will take place in person and has hands-on lab activities. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

This introductory training course will provide a high level of understanding of what is required to manufacture in life sciences (medical device, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical) and to speak intelligently to others who are more tenured in this space. Attendees will learn how a cleanroom works, how to behave in a production and lab space, and the needs for contamination control. Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the operations of life sciences production in clean and controlled environments
  • Speak with understanding to personnel/customers who operate in life science
  • Have a level of understanding how to aseptically gown and handle themselves in cleanrooms and controlled environments
For more options and/or related training courses, please visit the page(s) below.

PDA Aseptic Processing Training Courses


  • Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast will not be provided, but lunch will be provided.


Lara (Soltis) Iovino
Lara (Soltis) Iovino
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Explain how a cleanroom works
    2. Explain operations of pharmaceutical/medical device solid oral dosage
    3. Demonstrate how to behave in life science environments
    4. Describe the needs for contamination control
    5. Interact with experienced personnel in life sciences
  • Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are new hires for life science companies and for vendors to life sciences including sales representatives and marketing managers.

    Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality Control

    Director, Manager, Microbiologist, Operator, Specialist, Supervisor, Technician

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4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD

How to Get Here

By Air

The following airports are near the training course location: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

By Car

There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $12/day. Please take your car with you once the training course has ended. After 18:00 hours, you will not be able to access the building or parking garage from the outside.

Other Options

Metro: Ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location. Amtrak: Ride Amtrak and depart at Union Station. From Union Station, ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location.


Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price By February 26, 2022
Member $2,249
Non-member $2,699
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $1,749

Regular Registration
Registration Type Price After February 26, 2022
Member $2,499
Non-member $2,999
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $1,749

* For this member type or discount, online registration is not available, please contact [email protected].

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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