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Connecting People, Science and Regulation® is PDA's global goal. By bringing together industry, regulatory, and academic professionals from around the world to share science, technology, regulations, and new ideas, PDA contributes to the advancement of the ever-important bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing field.

We invite you to become a PDA member today and join the ranks of industry professionals already enjoying access to critical technical information, top-notch opportunities to network with thought leaders and regulatory authorities alike, and the chance to shape the future of the industry by giving back. Become part of our extensive corps of volunteers and play a pivotal role in creating the industry events and technical resources of tomorrow.

 
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Member Types and Tiers

PDA welcomes members at all stages in their careers, from students just learning the industry, to seasoned professionals with years of experience behind them. To accommodate all who work in the industry, we offer several member types, each available in three flexible tiers. Choose the one that fits your role within the industry, budget, or stage in your career:

  Essential Plus Premium
Membership Directory X X X
Vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes X X X
PDA Letter Online X X X
PDA Connect X X X
PDA Volunteer Opportunities X X X
Members-Only Discounts X X X
PDA Technical Publications Portal - view and annotate the full collection of TRs and PtCs online.   X X
PDA Journal - Limited Access   X X
Download new TRs/Surveys/PtC for free within 30 days     X
PDA Technical Reports - 1 free download of your choice from the existing TR/Survey/PtC library per year.     X
PDA Journal - Unlimited Access     X
  • Standard Membership

    Standard Members are any individuals working in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing and related consulting, services, and supplier companies.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Essential Standard: US$150 per year
    Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Plus Standard: US$250 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Premium Standard: US$350 per year
    Become a Member
  • Health Authority Membership

    Health Authority Members are employed full-time by a regulatory authority or body. This category of membership excludes government contractors and manufacturers wholly or partly owned by governments.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Essential Health Authority: US$0 per year
    Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Health Authority Plus: US$0 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Health Authority Premium: US$175 per year
    Become a Member
  • Early Career Professional Membership

    Early Career Professional Members are new to the workforce, with fewer than five years of professional experience. Applicants will be asked to provide one of the following to demonstrate eligibility: a current CV, resume, or social media account showing career history, or a letter from your corporate HR Department.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Early Career Professional Essential: US$75 per year
    Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Early Career Professional Plus: US$125 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Early Career Professional Premium: US$245 per year
    Become a Member
  • Student Membership

    Student Members are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. This member type is not available to individuals also currently employed in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry. Please provide proof of full-time enrollment.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Student Essential: US$0 per year
    Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Student Plus: US$0 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Student Premium: US$175 per year
    Become a Member
  • Academic Membership

    Academic Members are full-time faculty members at an accredited college or university. This member type is not available to individuals also currently employed in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry. Please provide proof of full-time employment in acadameia.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Academic Essential: US$75 per year
    Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Academic Plus: US$125 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Academic Premium: US$245 per year
    Become a Member
  • Emerging Economy Membership

    Emerging Economy Members reside in a country that is not recognized by the World Bank as a High-Income Economy. Refer to the list of qualifying countries to see if you are eligible for this membership type.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Emerging Economy Essential: US$75 per year
      Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Emerging Economy Plus: US$125 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Emerging Economy Premium: US$245 per year
    Become a Member
  • Retired Membership

    Retired Members have fully retired from any role in the industry.

    Essential Tier membership includes these exclusive benefits: PDA Member Directory, vote in PDA elections and on proposed bylaws changes, PDA Letter Online, PDA Connect(r), PDA Volunteer Opportunities, and Members-Only Discounts.

    Retired Essential: US$0 per year
    Become a Member

    Plus Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential membership plus: access to the PDA Technical Publications Portal where you can view and annotate the full collection of PDA Technical Reports and Points to Consider, and the current and previous volume year of the PDA Journal.

    Retired Plus: US$0 per year
    Become a Member

    Premium Tier membership includes all the benefits of Essential and Plus membership plus: Download new TRs, Surveys, and PtCs for free within 30 days of publication, earn one free technical publication of your choice from the PDA bookstore per year, and unlimited access to the full archive of the PDA Journal.

    Retired Premium: US$ 175 per year
    Become a Member
 

Membership Benefits A to Z

  • Bookstore discounts

    Members save substantially on Books, Technical Reports, Standards, Points to Consider, Surveys and more!

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  • Career Center

    PDA is dedicated to helping you make successful connections to build and enrich your career or company.

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  • Conference Registration Discounts

    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!

    Event Calendar
  • Consulting and Supplier Directory

    Visit the PDA Consulting Services and Supplier Directory if you are in need of technical or regulatory consulting services to help your company reduce costs and improve your manufacturing capabilities.

    Learn More
  • Membership Directory

    See an alphabetical listing of PDA members by name, title, company affiliation, or location. This directory is only available to active members.

    Browse directories
  • PDA Connect

    Join the conversation in PDA's interactive online community - browse by your interests, talk to colleagues around the world, and have your questions answered by subject-matter experts!

    Get Online
  • PDA Healthcare

    PDA Members in the US now have an option to purchase quality, affordable healthcare coverage through PDAHealthcare.com. The coverage we offer is built for small businesses and offers great premiums along with non-insurance benefit options for part-time workers. Enrollment takes a matter of minutes and relieves you from hours of tedious paperwork.

    Visit the Portal
  • PDA Journal

    PDA JPST is the primary source of peer-reviewed scientific and technical papers on topics related to pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing, sterile product production, aseptic processing, pharmaceutical microbiology, quality, packaging science, and other topics relevant to PDA members. PDA JPST is an internationally recognized source that receives over a quarter of a million visitors annually. All members receive access to the current and previous volume year of JPST; one-year unlimited access subscriptions are also available for purchase on the PDA Bookstore.

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  • PDA Letter

    PDA Letter is PDA's membership magazine covering the science, technology, and regulation behind the manufacturing of sterile injectable pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products. It also is the primary source of communication about PDA events, chapters, membership, training, and other important Association business.

    Read More
  • Technical Document Library

    Current members enjoy free view-only access to the current library of PDA Tehcnical Reports, Points to Consider, and Surveys. Browse and annotate your online copy and revisit any time. Downloadable PDFs can be purchased any time at the PDA Bookstore.

    Visit the Portal
  • Technical Reports Free Downloads

    PDA Technical Reports are highly valued, peer-reviewed global consensus documents written by subject-matter experts on issues relating to a wide array of challenging technical areas for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Standard PDA members and Early Career Professional members can download new Technical Reports within 30 days of publication. Keep an eye out for timely notices, or browse the bookstore now.

    Browse the Bookstore Now
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Members drive the content of PDA, from conference planning to technical report writing and peer review there are opportunities for every interest, ability, and career level.

    Volunteer Today
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