The PDE, founded in 1861, is an organization dedicated to the advancement of its membership by providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education. Its membership includes pharmaceutical manufacturers, the allied trade industries, and schools of pharmacy. The Board of Directors remains focused on providing PDE members a rich schedule of symposiums on contemporary and visionary topics of value across all primary function groups such as Regulatory, HR, Supply Chain, Engineering, Packaging, Marketing, Operations, Sales and Finance.
PDE is invested in education and the future of the pharmaceutical industry. The PDE Scholarship Program offers assistance to children of employees of its member companies who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
PDE’s goal is to position itself as the most valuable cross-section of thought-leaders among domestic and international Pharmaceutical, Med-Device, Health Care Providers, Chemical, Packaging, Pharmacy Schools, and Allied Trade member companies. The leadership of the PDE strives to enable its members to develop more valuable business and professional relationships through the PDE-Hub™, an enhanced and professionally managed social media platform that will promote dialog and a sharing of valuable member experiences.