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    Navigating through CMC Challenges

    The PDA ATMP Conference will bring to light the latest advances and regulatory trends in novel and effective cell, gene, and tissue therapies.

    Keys to Quality

    Find out how science and innovation can improve quality at the only joint FDA-industry co-sponsored pharmaceutical CGMP conference!

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    If you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others, consider teaching for PDA!

  • Events and Training News

    Spring Training Sale

    Save up to $1,700 on select training courses taking place the week of 05 June! No discount code needed.

    20 Years of Innovation

    Join us in Gothenburg, Sweden to celebrate the 20th edition of the PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference!

    Training Courses in Washington, DC

    We will be hosting regulatory training courses at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel!

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    Find Your Next Volunteer Opportunity

    There are many opportunities to develop or sharpen your skills and expertise while also helping build a stronger association.

    New Annex 1 Implementation Interest Group

    This Interest Group is focused on supporting the industry as it works through the implementation challenges presented by the new revision.

    Recent PDA Commenting Activities

    As a member organization of the US Pharmacopeial Convention, PDA recently commented on the proposed Rules & Procedures of the USP Council of Experts for the 2020-2025 cycle.

  • Technical Publications

    Latest Technical Document

    Technical Report No. 90 Contamination Control Strategy Development in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    ANSI/PDA Standard 02-2021

    Cryopreservation of Cells for Use in Cell Therapies, Gene Therapies, and Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing

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PDA offers a broad range of conferences and workshops on trending topics and hands-on training courses that provide practical information and implementable solutions. Find out about all of PDA’s upcoming events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia!

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David Talmage, VP of Education at PDA, sat down with PharmTech to discuss why PDA Training is an investment in your future.


Next Gen ATMP Production

Glenn Wright discusses next generation production of advanced therapies with Ido Nevo, Lonza, at the 2022 PDA ATMP Conference.


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