TAMPA, FL — The GMP Institute has moved its operations from Cincinnati, Ohio to the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) headquarters in Tampa, Fla. The move follows the January 2000 acquisition of the Institute by ISPE and will benefit GMP Institute clients and ISPE members, as well as the larger healthcare technology community, since together the two organizations will offer a wider range of products and services from one convenient location.
Both organizations, now headquartered in Tampa, bring together more than 40 years of experience in training and education for the healthcare manufacturing industry. The acquisition has led to an increase in the scope of training programs ISPE offers. As a division of ISPE, the GMP Institute provides industry professionals with valuable GMP training that enables professionals and their companies to manufacture and deliver high-quality products and services.
Since 1977, the GMP Institute has helped organizations and individuals successfully coordinate, control, and continuously improve performance by integrating the four GMP goals of productivity, quality, health and safety, and regulatory compliance. The GMP Institute has provided ongoing competency training by offering a structured curriculum of workshops, on-site training, publications, and products.
ISPE remains the Society of choice for more than 13,000 healthcare technology professionals across 63 countries. Through forums, educational services, and publications, the Society provides members with opportunities to develop technical knowledge, exchange practical experience, and work together to enhance industry practices.
ISPE President/CEO Robert P. Best considers the acquisition an excellent service for ISPE and its members since it offers another dimension to the educational courses offered by ISPE.
?The GMP Institute is an educational organization that fits perfectly into ISPE?s strategic plan. As the Society continues to expand more into basic training, we seek to offer members additional services and programs that will help them improve performance,? Best notes.
ISPE Director of Training Kathleen Anderson says the move is another way the Society will better serve not only its membership and customers, but healthcare manufacturing companies and other industry organizations as well.
?Now that ISPE and the GMP Institute have united at the Tampa headquarters, we are providing a one-stop-shopping opportunity for our members and customers since we now have a wider variety of education and training selections available all at one location,? Anderson says.