Welcome to the URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute Training Center, a unique partnership that brings together some of the leading experts in pharmaceutical development and clean lab operations, backed by The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges of pharmacy in the country.

  

The combination of deep industry knowledge and educational expertise ensures that all of our offerings — covering topics from Research and Development to manufacturing — deliver true value to their participants.

Solutions for your business

Will work your business to find the best solution for your training needs. We can collaborate on building fully custom courses, we can adapt one of our current courses for you or you can purchase seats in existing public courses at group rates.

Programs can be delivered delivered in person at our fully equipped facility in Rhode Island, online or as a mix of in person and online.

Our Current Course Offerings

Best Practices in Cleaning (CIP/SIP) and Environmental Monitoring

Special Topic

This course introduces biopharmaceutical personnel to best practices, regulatory expectations and industry trends in the disciplines of facility cleaning, validation and environmental monitoring.

Choose the delivery method that best meets your needs, we offer this course either fully online or as an onsite course at our facility in Rhode Island.

Upstream Aseptic Processing

Foundation

This course is designed for biopharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure that their employees, who are working in upstream processing, have clear understandings of and technical accumen for aseptic cell culture and scale up. Lectures and hands-on laboratories prepare participants to work effectively in upstream bioprocessing suites which includes maintenance and monitoring of aseptic environments while culturing mammalian cells.

Choose the delivery method that best meets your needs, we offer this course either fully online or as an onsite course at our facility in Rhode Island.

Introduction to Cosmetics Development

Foundation

The course addresses the basics for formulating and developing elegant and functional cosmetic products. The course is a great steppingstone towards exploring the vast world of cosmetics.

Choose the delivery method that best meets your needs, we offer this course either fully online or as an onsite course at our facility in Rhode Island.

Our Instructors

Experts in their fields

Saleh Allababidi, Ph.D.

Senior Development Scientist

Dr. Allababaidi has a vast experience in formulation research and development in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry. Dr. Allababidi established his own nutraceutical company in 2002. He taught a variety of pharmaceutics related course overseas.

Cahil McGovern, Ph.D.

Manager of Operations

Dr. McGovern has more than 20 years of experience in the biotech industry including expertise in cell therapy, manufacturing, validation, quality, and facility design. He currently serves as the Manager of Operations of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy’s Product Development Institute.

Malcolm G Pluskal, Ph.D.

Instructor, Purification

Dr Pluskal has worked in the Biotechnology field in the Boston area for 40+ years gaining a wide range of experience in chromatography, protein and nucleic acid purification, molecular biology, electrophoresis, synthesis of macromolecules and development of devices and hardware for analysis and sample preparation.

Beth Zielinski-Habershaw, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Training

Dr. Zielinski-Habershaw has extensive biopharmaceutical experience in both academia and the private sector, covering all aspects of the biopharmaceutical and biomedical industry.

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