The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society was formally constituted in September 1982 as The Parenteral Society, serving professionals whose experience and resources are directed towards the research, development, manufacture and control of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare products.
The Inaugural Meeting of the Society took place in Bath, UK, incorporating a Course on the Quality Assurance of Sterile Products which was oversubscribed.
PHSS draws its strength from the diversity of its membership and the openness of its organisation, encouraging the sharing and presentation of ideas for the common benefit of all.
The PHSS supports the world-wide harmonisation of GCP, GLP and GMP: a factor which is crucial in the ever-changing pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Central to the objectives of the Society and its members are the safety and well-being of any patient in receipt of products manufactured by the technologies with which PHSS is concerned.
The Society is a founder member of the ESPC (European Sterile Products Confederation), and enjoys close links with A3P, France, R3Nordic, Scandinavia and AEFI, Spain.