AGAWAM, MASS. — April 28, 2014 — The New England Chapter of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) will feature “Rapid Micro Systems: A New Tool in Navigating the Stormy Seas of Biological Testing” at a May 6 meeting in Agawam, Mass. The meeting also will include a tour of Microtest Laboratories, a leading provider of life science testing services for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Keynote speakers at the meeting will include the following:
Dr. Bradford O. Fanger, Ph.D., field applications scientist at Azbil BioVigilant, will discuss “Reducing Manufacturing Risk with Rapid Microbiological Methods.” In his presentation, Dr. Fanger will provide an overview of rapid microbiological systems, the different types available, and their advantages.
James Gebo, senior research and development scientist, Microtest Laboratories, will review “Evaluation and Implementation of Rapid Microbiological Methods.” His presentation will explore the applications for rapid microbiological systems, review the business case for purchasing the technology, and explain ROI reporting.
The dinner meeting will be held at Kaptain Jimmy’s Restaurant and Distillery, 916 Suffield Street, Agawam. The Microtest tour will leave the restaurant at 4 p.m. Both PDA members and non-members are invited to attend.
To register, visit https://store.pda.org/Meetings/Login.aspx?ID=2273.
About the Parenteral Drug Association
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology, and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its more than 9,500 members worldwide. The New England Chapter was formed in 1988, and represents PDA members from the six New England states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut.
About Microtest Laboratories
Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Facebook at http://facebook.com/MicrotestLaboratories, on LinkedIn at http://goo.gl/H8ZLnM or on Twitter @MicrotestLabs.