We would like to warmly invite you to join us once again for PDA Virus Forum, this year to be held on
8-9 May 2018 in Florence / Italy.
These truly global meetings are organized under the leadership of PDA in close cooperation with European
regulatory agencies and the U.S. FDA. They provide an overview and updates on regulatory expectations
and scientific investigations related to virus and TSE safety of biotechnology, plasma-derived and cell-derived
As in previous years, virus contamination of raw materials as well as emerging viral threats will be discussed.
Appropriate risk mitigation strategies consisting of two elements: (1) Testing and processing of raw
materials and (2) Virus removal/ inactivation capacity of the processes used for production of medicinal
products will be taken into consideration.
This PDA Europe Virus Forum reliably provides attendees a unique opportunity for interactive discussion
and benchmarking. Exchange of information between industry and regulators will improve the understanding
and acceptance of new techniques, highlight new and emerging risks and explain new regulatory
Panel Discussions, luncheons, dinners and a networking
event will hopefully complete this impressive program and
make it into a worthwhile and well-rounded learning experience
We warmly invite you to join us in Florence this Spring!
Johannes Blümel, PhD,
Paul Ehrlich Institut