CleanRooms Group, PDA announce industry partnership

–Organizations will Co-Locate the CleanRooms East and PDA Exhibitions from March 8-12, 2004, in Orlando, Fla.–

MARCH 17–NASHUA, N.H.–CleanRooms Group of PennWell Corp., publishers of CleanRooms magazine, and the Bethesda, Md.-based PDA, an International Association for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, have signed a multi-year contract to co-locate their industry events.

This important alliance enables both organizations to provide a more value-added and well-rounded educational forum for their customers and members who are involved in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The events, CleanRooms East and PDA Week, will be co-located at the Orlando County Convention Center’s Hall B1 in Orlando, Fla., from March 8-12, 2004. Officials from CleanRooms and PDA say the event will be a “one-stop shop” for life sciences professionals seeking cutting-edge expertise and state-of-the-art technology for contamination control and drug manufacturing.

CleanRooms Group conferences will expand from the standard two days to a three-day program, and PDA will offer a five day, multi-track series of scientific sessions and education courses.

“We are thrilled to partner with PDA, an established, well-respected industry organization,” said James Enos, Vice President and Group Publishing Director of the CleanRooms Group. “This agreement allows the CleanRooms Group and PDA to not only maintain our respective identities, but it also provides attendees of both events the chance to participate in a forum that embraces two distinct, yet harmonious technologies.”

Enos adds, “Co-locating broadens the spectrum of marketing and access for end users, members, and exhibitors who (in the past) had to plan to attend two separate events. Now they can attend one content-rich event, in a convenient and accessible format.”

“We are very sensitive to the ever increasing demands on our members,” stated PDA President Neal G. Koller. “By marrying our traditional PDA Spring and Annual Meetings into a single event to be co-located with CleanRooms East, we can deliver a broader spectrum, content-enriched opportunity for industry professionals resulting in less time away from the company.”

“This is just the beginning of what we can build together,” said Adam Japko, President of the Advanced Technology Division of PennWell Corp. “This co-location, a cornerstone of the agreement, will undoubtedly grow and prosper into other industry ventures internationally to further benefit life sciences professionals worldwide.”

Founded in 1946, PDA ( is recognized as the authoritative voice and leading technical organization in the field of pharmaceutical science and technology.

A non-profit international association of more than 10,500 scientists involved in the development, manufacture, quality control and regulation of pharmaceuticals and related products, PDA coordinates its activities through the headquarters office in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, the European office in Basel, Switzerland, and the Training and Research Institute (PDA-TRI) in Baltimore, Maryland, the first-of-its-kind training laboratory.

In addition to PDA Week, PDA also produces the September PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference and other national and international Congresses, Conferences and Courses. PDA publishes the peer reviewed Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Technical Reports, the PDA Letter, and a full catalog of books.

In addition to the CleanRooms East Event, CleanRooms Group also manages and produces four other tradeshows: CleanRooms West, CleanRooms Europe, CleanRooms China, and CleanRooms Asia. CleanRooms Group publishes CleanRooms magazine, CleanRooms’ Master Source Guide, a bi-monthly E-newsletter and various related online products and printed supplements.

PennWell ( is a diversified media company providing 45 authoritative print and online publications, 50 conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, Internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets.

The industries served by PennWell include oil and gas, power generation and distribution, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, lasers, fiber optics, water and wastewater, computer graphics, communications, dentistry, and the fire service. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell has major offices in Houston, Texas; Nashua, New Hampshire; Seattle, Washington; Providence, Rhode Island; Fair Lawn, New Jersey; Campbell, California, and international locations including London, England; Schwabisch, Germany, and Hong Kong.


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