At the 2018 PDA Glass Quality Conference, PDA President Richard Johnson offered a glimpse into PDA’s latest glass survey, currently
scheduled for release sometime in Q1.
Previously, PDA published surveys in 2011, 2012 and 2013 on the topic of glass. For these surveys, manufacturers spanning most segments
of the pharma industry were queried about their experiences with glass products, including handling, breakage and relationships
with suppliers. The latest survey uses the same questions from the 2013 survey, offering a look at any changes in the five years since the
“PDA has conducted this survey a number of times and we did it again in preparation for this meeting,” Johnson said. “What we are trying
to do is show you a comparison with the responses to the same questions back in 2013.”
The 2018 survey will be available for purchase in the PDA Bookstore. The bookstore also offers a comparison
of the 2012 and 2013 surveys in addition to proceedings of the 2013 PDA/FDA Glass Packaging Conference.
Johnson also pointed to other PDA resources that cover glass packaging. These include a number of conferences such as the Parenteral
Packaging meeting and the Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices; interest groups (Packaging Science, Prefilled Syringes and
Visual Inspection); PDA Education courses and active task forces involved with glass handling and control of visual particulates. Information
about many of these activities can be found on the PDA website.