CleanRooms Group and PDA Launch Agenda for “First-Ever” Contamination Control and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Science Event


FEB. 12–Nashua, N.H.–CleanRooms Group of PennWell Corp., publishers of CleanRooms magazine, and PDA, an international association for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical science and technology, have finalized the agenda for conference sessions to be offered at the 2004 CleanRooms East / PDA SciTech Summit at the Orlando County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, March 8-12, 2004.

This groundbreaking, co-located event is designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for life sciences professionals seeking cutting-edge expertise and state-of-the-art technology for contamination control and pharmaceutical manufacturing. In addition to its conference tracks, the 2004 CleanRooms East / PDA SciTech Summit will feature a comprehensive exhibition portion, including over 200 industry manufacturers and distributors showcasing the latest technologies, products and services. Attendees can visit with industry experts, find solutions to their job challenges, and network with their peers.

“Co-locating with PDA marvelously compliments CleanRooms’ mission to provide a solid contamination control basics foundation with efficient cleanroom design and engineering practices,” says Mark A. DeSorbo, Associate Editor of CleanRooms. “We help attendees learn the best ways to design, build and maintain clean facilities, while PDA helps attendees learn the ins and outs of processes and the regulations that maintain compliance.”

“CleanRooms East 2004 and PDA SciTech Summit™ are two distinct, yet perfectly complementary conference programs,” says George A. Robertson, Ph.D. Vice President, Science & Technology, PDA. “By combining these two events, PDA members will benefit from specialized tracks focusing on the use and application of new science and technologies in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.”

While CleanRooms East 2004 will launch on Monday, March 8, with its “industry-standard” line-up of seven full- and half-day tutorials on cleanrooms basics, attendees will notice that CleanRooms East 2004 has established a “cost- and regulation-conscience cleanroom engineering and management” theme.

Three new sessions designed to address this pressing cost-cutting trend for life science cleanroom owners include:

–Cleanroom Design/Construction: Where Does the Money Go?, presented by Bill Deckert of Integrated Project Services;
–Unitizing Manpower to Maintain and Improve Cleanroom Operations, by Larry DeShane and Bob Cates of Aramark ServiceMaster;
–Moving Towards Energy Efficient Cleanrooms & Standards, by William Tschudi and Dale Sartor of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

The PDA SciTech Summit Conference will feature more than 80 first-time presentations on cutting-edge issues from the FDA and industry, including:


–Process Analytical Technologies, by Ali Afnan, Ph.D., FDA, CDER;
–GMPs in Development and Critical Process Parameters as Tools for Defining Expectations and Providing Assurance, by Christopher Joneckis, Ph.D, FDA, CBER;
–Rapid Microbial Methods, by Bryan Riley, Ph.D., FDA, CDER


–Validation and Quality by Design, by Gerry Migliaccio, Pfizer, Inc.;
–Closed Vial Line: A New Concept in the Aseptic Filling of Sterile Injectables, by Jacques Thilly Aseptic; Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Belgium;
–Annual Product Reviews: Technical, Business Process, Key Outcomes and Considerations, by Carmel Egan, PhD, Eli Lilly and Company.

In addition to the conference program, PDA’s Training and Research Institute will also offer nine training courses examining new science and technology, including Design and Validation of a Cleaning and Disinfection Program and Computer and Network Infrastructure (CNI) Qualification Using C3Q.

For more information on the 2004 CleanRooms East 2004 / PDA SciTech Summit, go to or To register to attend, contact: +1 888-299-8016 or +1 918-831-9160.

To reserve a booth package at the 2004 CleanRooms East Exhibition, call Dick Arzivian, Exhibit Sales Manager: Tel. +1 (603) 891-9315 or e-mail: [email protected]. To reserve a booth package at PDA SciTech Summit, call Nahid Kiani, Senior Sales Manager: Tel. +1 (301) 656-5900, ext 128 or e-mail: [email protected].

About the CleanRooms Group

CleanRooms Group is a division of PennWell Corporation. PennWell (, a diversified media company, provides 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.

About PDA:

Founded in 1946, PDA is a nonprofit international association recognized as the authoritative voice and leading technical organization in the fields of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical science and technology. With a membership of over 10,000 individual scientists involved in the development, manufacture, quality control, and regulation of pharmaceuticals and related products, PDA is dedicated to promoting scientifically sound and practical technical information and education for industry and regulatory agencies worldwide. PDA coordinates its activities through its global headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and Training and Research Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


CleanRooms Group

Melissa Kolodziej
Tel: +1 (603) 891-9169
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Matthew Clark
Tel: +1 (301) 656-9169
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