ISPE and PDA Joint Announcement

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ISPE and PDA released the following joint statement on their dedication to provide high-quality, cost-effective educational content to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.

We are committed to fulfilling our missions, to guide our members and stakeholders towards using the best science and engineering to continue to provide high-quality, safe, and effective medicines to serve patients.

In a joint announcement, John Bournas, President and CEO, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), and Richard Johnson, President and CEO, the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), released the following statement on behalf of their organizations:

“The pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community faces many challenges in our changing global environment. New technologies are required for manufacturing and control of a more diverse product portfolio; new techniques are needed for managing a global supply chain; and regular information is needed about the changing regulatory landscape.

“Fortunately, there are non-profit organizations that work through their members to educate our industry, and also work together to define and disseminate consensus guidance and best practices. Non-profit organizations fund these activities through membership dues, publication sales, and, in large part, through registration fees from education conferences and training courses. We pride ourselves on providing neutral, high-quality, and reliable information to our members and attendees.

“Today, we see an increasing number of for-profit conference organizers who duplicate the content developed by non-profit organizations, employ aggressive marketing techniques, and charge high prices for that content. This siphons much needed support from non-profit organizations such as ours.

“As leaders of two global member-driven organizations, ISPE and PDA, with nearly 30,000 members between us, we value the support that the community gives us. We are committed to fulfilling our missions, to guide our members and stakeholders towards using the best science and engineering to continue to provide high-quality, safe, and effective medicines to serve patients.

“Furthermore, we are committed to continuing our collaborations that provide unbiased platforms for dialogue, such as in cross-industry initiatives and inter-association groups, among others, that benefit the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.”

About ISPE
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement across the entire pharmaceutical life cycle. The more than 18,000 members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe, effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines, and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and an operations and training center in Tampa, Florida USA. Visit http://www.ISPE.org for more information.

For more information contact:
Maria Robertson
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Tel: +1-301-364-9207
Email: mrobertson(at)ispe(dot)org
http://www.ISPE.org

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